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As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

UN: Growing Number Of Foreigners In Terror Groups, Social Media Aiding

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

10/31/2014

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

US, Russia Set for First Talks Since Syria Deal

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West.

10/06/2013

The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for immediate access into Syria to provide desperately needed aid, expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.  (ALICE Martins/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Urges Immediate Humanitarian Access to Syria

The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for immediate access into Syria to provide desperately needed aid, expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.

10/02/2013

Syria's foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Says Government Fighting ‘Terrorists’ Who Eat Human Hearts

Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during the International Civil Society event on Sept. 23, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Jin Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Expected To Signal Willingness To Engage With New Iranian Government

Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to engage with the new Iranian government if Tehran makes nuclear concessions long sought by the U.S. and Western allies.

09/24/2013

File photo of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Russia Is Now Putting Its Prestige On The Line’

The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria’s chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile.

09/11/2013

Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Report: Bipartisan Group Of Senators Crafting Alternative Ultimatum For Syria

Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.

09/10/2013

The U.S. accused Iran of deception and defiance Wednesday, asserting that over the past decade it has stonewalled international demands to allow scrutiny of its nuclear programs. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

US, EU Accuse Iran Of Ongoing Nuclear Defiance And Deception

The U.S. accused Iran of deception and defiance Wednesday, asserting that over the past decade it has stonewalled international demands to allow scrutiny of its nuclear programs.

06/05/2013

Reports indicate that North Korea could be ready to launch a rocket as early as next week. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Could Launch Rocket By Next Week

With all stages of a long-range rocket already complete, North Korea could be ready to launch as early as next week.

12/05/2012

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