Obama To Send 350 More Troops To IraqThey will be assigned to protect the American Embassy in Baghdad.
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.
Member Of Putin's Advisory Council On Human Rights: 'I Consider This An Invasion' Of UkraineThe 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.
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.
US Launches New Barrage Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq Following Beheading Of American JournalistThe 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.
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.
US State Dept: Staff Evacuated From Libya Embassy Amid Growing ViolenceState Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli.
Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To IsraelSen. 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.
State Department: US Has Evidence Russian Military Shelling Ukraine From Sites Inside RussiaThe Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.
Report: Snowden Files Petition To Extend Asylum In RussiaEdward Snowden has reportedly applied to extend his asylum in Russia.
Documents: Blackwater Guards Were out Of Control A State Department investigator warned that contractors for Blackwater Worldwide saw themselves as above the law and that the contractors, rather than department officials, were in command, according to a memo disclosed Monday.
Hillary Clinton: 'There Are Still Some Unanswered Questions' About BenghaziHillary Rodham Clinton says many unanswered questions remain about the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, even as U.S. authorities have captured their first suspect in the case.
State Department: 'US Citizens In Iraq Remain At High Risk For Kidnapping, Terrorist Violence'Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability.
North Korea Says It Is Holding An American TouristPyongyang says it his holding Jeffrey Edward Fowle for "committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit."
Graham: 'I Don't Buy For A Moment' That Informing Congress Of Exchange Would Have Jeopardized Bergdahl's LifeFears the Taliban might kill Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if word leaked that he was being exchanged for five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees drove the Obama administration not to notify Congress in advance about the deal, according to congressional and administration officials.