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Doug Frantz, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, has arrived in the Afghan capital city of Kabul amidst tensions over the country's disputed presidential run-off polls, the US State Department said Tuesday. The two presidential candidates, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and...

The convoy of a leader of the al-Shabaab militant group has been hit in an airstrike carried out by US drones in southern Somalia, media reports citing local officials and unnamed members of the militant group said Tuesday. A member of the Somali Islamist insurgent group was quoted as saying that...

In a message marking the US Department of Defense's observance of Suicide Prevention Month, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed that watching out for each other every day is a collective responsibility for the Department's military and civilian workforce. "Preventing military suicide is one of...

StevenSotloff-090214.jpg The Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has released a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, media reports said Tuesday. According to reports, the video also showed a masked man threatening to execute a British man named David Haines. He also warned governments to stay away "this evil allian

FI-OBAMA-052009_02Sep14.jpg While California has been a Democratic stronghold for a number of years, the results of a new Field Poll released Tuesday showed that President Barack Obama's approval rating in the Golden State has dropped to a new record low.

The Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has released a video purporting to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, media reports said Tuesday. According to reports, the video also showed a masked man threatening to...

EricCantor-090214.jpg Less than a month after resigning from Congress, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg., has made the move from Washington to Wall Street by joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. A statement from Moelis said Cantor will serve as Vice Chairman and Managing Director and also be elected to the company's Board of Directors.

Construction-030411_02Sep14.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that construction spending rebounded by more than expected in the month of July.

ismmanufacturing-090214.jpg Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly grew at an accelerated rate in the month of August, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Tuesday, with the index of activity in the sector climbing to a three-year high.

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and representatives from 21 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, have co-signed the National Indicative Programmes (NIP) under the 11th European Development Fund for the period 2014-2020 for a total amount of EUR339 million. The signing...

The United Kingdom is hosting the NATO Summit of Heads of State and Government at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, on 4-5 September. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will chair the meetings. The Summit will formally open with a meeting on Afghanistan. The Allied Heads of State...

The U.S. Department of State has ordered the departure of non-employed family members of U.S. Mission personnel in Lesotho due to concerns over a possible deterioration of the security situation in that country. In an emergency message issued on Monday, the US Embassy in Lesotho's capital Maseru...

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday accused Russia of "intervening overtly" in Ukraine, and stressed that the western military alliance's upcoming summit in Wales comes at a time of multiple crises on several fronts. "Our Summit in Wales this week will take place in a changed world....

A group of international freedom of expression rapporteurs have called on the international community to provide "improved international protection for anyone engaged in journalism, especially during conflict situations." Recent attacks, ongoing kidnappings, and arbitrary and unjustified incarcerations...

xenon-argon-090114.jpg A ban on athletes using stamina-boosting gases - xenon and argon - came into effect on Monday. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF) activators Xenon and Argon have been added to the 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods List following the required three-month notice period and UNESCO's communication to all States Parties. A recommendation to revise the