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Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a senior Defense Department official said on Wednesday. Elissa Slotkin, performing the duties of the...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized more temporary housing to shelter an additional 5,000 unaccompanied alien children anticipated to arrive in the United States from Central America in the coming months. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Hagel approved the additional space...

The United States has lifted its ban on US carriers flying to the Ben Gurion airport in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip landed on Tuesday. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered three US carriers - Delta, United and US Airways...

Russia is continuing to arm and train pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in spite of international doubts about Moscow's possible role in the last week's downing of a Malaysian commercial airliner over the region, a Pentagon spokesperson said Wednesday. According to Col. Steve Warren, Russia...

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Joko Widodo on his election as Indonesia's next president, and hailed the July 9 elections as free and fair. Kerry said in a statement issued late Tuesday that people of Indonesia have once again shown their commitment to democracy through free and fair...

UScapitol-072314.jpg While final passage of the bill is far less certain, the Senate voted overwhelming in favor of formally debating legislation to end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.

uscapitol-062509_23Jul14.jpg House Republicans revealed a series of recommendations to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, although party differences may prevent a final bill from being passed before the August recess.

davidperdue-072314.jpg Businessman David Perdue narrowly defeated eleven-term Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., in a runoff for the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia on Tuesday. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show Perdue with a slim 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent lead over Kingston.

The United States has alerted U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions along the border with Ukraine and the potential for increased clashes between pro-Russian groups and Ukrainian forces. The Department of State in a Travel Alert update on Tuesday said that the U.S. government currently has...

The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) when compared to the same period last year, it was revealed Tuesday. "Dealing with simultaneous emergencies in...

Several European Airlines as well as Air Canada have joined American carriers in suspending flights to Israel after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip landed close to the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Soon after the rocket landed approximately a mile from Israel's main airport...

New data released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) underscores the need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation and child marriage - two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe, the UN agency said in a statement Tuesday. The newly-released data estimates that...

The United States has strongly condemned the recent ground attack by South Sudanese opposition forces on the positions of the South Sudanese army (SPLA), and urged both sides to cease hostilities. According to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), armed youth and defected soldiers (SPLA in Opposition)...

The United States has strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack that left more than 20 Egyptian soldiers dead in the North African country's western desert near al-Farafra. "We extend our condolences to the families of the victims, and hope for the quick and full recovery of the wounded," US...

healthcare-court-072214.jpg Two federal appeals courts have issued contradictory rulings over the federal government's ability to provide subsidies under Obamacare, suggesting that the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law could once again end up in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.