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Afghanistan's Attorney General's Office Wednesday announced it has ordered New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg to leave the country within 24 hours for allegedly refusing to cooperate with an investigation into a story he wrote earlier this week. The development came a day after Rosenberg was...

Prominent rights group Amnesty International said Wednesday that the beheading of American freelance reporter James Foley by an Islamic militant constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the Middle East region to ensure other missing journalists are safely...

US military forces are continuing to attack militants belonging to the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in support of Iraqi security force operations, the US Central Command said in a news release issued Wednesday. According...

obama-082014.jpg President Barack Obama spoke harshly of the terrorist group allegedly responsible for the execution of American freelance journalist James Foley in a statement on Wednesday. Obama described the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, as a cancer that needs to be extracted.

kayhagan-082014.jpg Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., continues to lead her Republican challenger in the North Carolina Senate race, according to the results of a poll by Public Policy Polling, although Hagan's lead has narrowed compared to a month ago.

Rickperry-082014.jpg Texas Governor Rick Perry declared his innocence as he turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face two felony counts of abuse of power.

The White House on Wednesday confirmed the video showing the beheading of American freelance journalist James Foley by an Islamic militant as "authentic." "The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing US citizens James Foley and Steven Sotloff," National Security...

SeanParnell-082014.jpg Setting the stage for a highly competitive general election campaign, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan emerged victorious in Alaska's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday. Sullivan will face off against Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, D-Ak., in November in a potentially important race to Republican efforts to retake control of the Senate.

Human Rights Watch has called on US Attorney General Eric Holder to press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights. Holder should also support federal reforms that could help address concerns about policing...

The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Wednesday published video of execution-style killing of a US reporter who went missing in Syria in 2012. The video, published online by the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS), purports to show freelance reporter James...

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media has urged U.S. law enforcement authorities to investigate arrests of reporters covering civil disturbances in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Dunja Mijatovic urged the Government to respect the right of media to cover public events without undue...

A meeting of the Colombia-United States Security Cooperation Coordinating Group (SCCG) has endorsed the U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Regional Security Cooperation for 2015. The plan will be presented for approval at the next bilateral High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue (HLSSD). As part of U.S.-Colombian...

The Pentagon has denied charges that U.S. involvement in the operation to retake the Mosul Dam from Sunni terrorists represents "mission creep." "Mission creep refers to the growth or expansion of the goals and objectives of a military operation -- that the goals and objectives change, morph into...

The United States has designated the Gaza-based Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity. The US State Department in a statement issued Tuesday...

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Tuesday called for ensuring the protection of humanitarian workers as he marked World Humanitarian Day with a special briefing to the Security Council, addressing a subject critical to people caught in conflict. Recalling that the Day commemorates...