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By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
CIA Director John Brennan told Congress on Thursday that the Islamic State remains "formidable" and "resilient," is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West.
By PBS NewsHour
Summers in the Mediterranean usually mean an influx of U.S. and European vacationers, but for the past few years the warm weather has also seen a huge surge in migrants. In the last week, more than 1,000 refugees from Africa…
By Michael D. Regan
More than 500 people were rescued from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday as warm temperatures and calmer waters have caused a surge of migrants willing to risk the dangerous journey to Europe.
Chaos reigned in Libya since the deposition of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with multiple factions vying for power in the North African nation, including the Islamic State. Now, the U.S. has agreed to provide arms to the Libyan government to…
In our news wrap Monday, the Afghan capital of Kabul went on lockdown after tens of thousands of minority Hazaras marched through the streets, demanding that a planned multinational power line be routed through their province. Also, the U.S. and…
By George Jahn, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
VIENNA — In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the chaos-wracked…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, ahead of international meetings this coming week in Europe on those crises.
As part of a strategy to weaken the Islamic State and support a unity government, the U.S. is deploying a small number of special operations troops on the ground in Libya. Washington Post reporter Missy Ryan who has written about…
By Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi…
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