Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
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- September 20, 2014
Their reasons for joining an extremist cause a half-world away are as varied as their geography and life stories. Continue reading →
- September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine’s military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists.
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- July 27, 2014
The United States released satellite images Sunday that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine and heavy artillery for separatists has also crossed the border. Continue reading →
- May 15, 2014
LONDON — The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad’s planned presidential election is a “farce” and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
While stopping short of promising U.S. military aid the opposition is seeking, Kerry said he and his counterparts from 10 other nations unanimously remain committed to “changing the dynamics on the ground in Syria.” Neither Kerry nor British Foreign Secretary William Hague offered many specifics. Continue reading →