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The State Department requested the additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, which will have over 1,000 troops on guard.(Photo by Getty Images)

Obama To Send 350 More Troops To Iraq

They will be assigned to protect the American Embassy in Baghdad.

09/02/2014

Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff’s friend says the U.S. government did nothing to assist his family in their dealings with Islamic State militants’ demands for ransoms – including government threats and bullying over attempts to buy him out the terrorists’ demands.  (credit: Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

Sotloff Family Grieving Over New Beheading Video

A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.

09/02/2014

Members of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Dnipro stand in a truck covered in steel plates near the small southern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on Aug. 27, 2014. (credit: Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Member Of Putin’s Advisory Council On Human Rights: ‘I Consider This An Invasion’ Of Ukraine

The strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists Thursday, and Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict.

08/28/2014

A photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows U.S. freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department: ‘We Do Not Make Concessions To Terrorists’

By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.

08/22/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US Launches New Barrage Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq Following Beheading Of American Journalist

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.

08/21/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks while releasing the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on July 28, 2014, at the US State Department in Washington, D.C. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘I Have Taken Hits Before In Politics’

The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a “misinformation campaign” against the top American diplomat.

07/29/2014

State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US State Dept: Staff Evacuated From Libya Embassy Amid Growing Violence

State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli.

07/26/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

07/25/2014

A woman walks past an apartment building damaged rocket fire on July 23, 2014 in Snizhne, Ukraine. (credit: Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

State Department: US Has Evidence Russian Military Shelling Ukraine From Sites Inside Russia

The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.

07/25/2014

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Report: Snowden Files Petition To Extend Asylum In Russia

Edward Snowden has reportedly applied to extend his asylum in Russia.

07/01/2014

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