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  • Syria: Foreign aggressors will go home 'in coffins' Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Syrians walk on debris of collapsed buildings after the war-crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the opposition-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria on December 11, 2015.

    Syria will resist any incursion and send the aggressors home "in coffins," its foreign minister said, in comments aimed at Sunni Arab countries.

  • $100 billion later, Afghanistan is on the brink Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:17 PM ET
    Afghan security personnel keep watch at the site of a suicide bombing at the home of a prominent politician in Jalalabad on Jan. 17, 2016.

    Embezzlement in Afghanistan is making U.S. reconstruction efforts nearly impossible. But experts say the U.S. can’t back out now.

  • Why we should worry about Libya...again Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:45 AM ET
    Flames rise from a storage tank filled with crude oil at an oil facility in northern Libya's Ras Lanouf region after it was set ablaze following fresh attacks launched by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to seize key port terminals, on January 21, 2016.

    A global coalition is meeting to focus on Islamic State's strengthening presence in Libya.

  • Andrew Selsky named AP's Salem, Oregon, correspondent Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 1:31 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Andrew Selsky, a veteran foreign correspondent for The Associated Press who has reported in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named AP's Salem correspondent. Selsky, 60, has directed AP's text coverage of 45 countries in Africa as the agency's first regional Africa editor, based in Johannesburg, since 2009..

  • KABUL, Jan 6- U.S aircraft carried out a dozen strikes in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday as fierce battles continued with Taliban insurgents around the town of Marjah near the provincial capital, a U.S. army spokesman said. The strikes highlight the intensity of the combat in Helmand, a traditional Taliban stronghold where hundreds of...

  • Why ISIS is the winner in Saudi Arabia-Iran row Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 3:12 AM ET
    Demonstrators hold posters of Nimr Baqir al-Nimr during a protest rally against the execution of prominent Saudi Shia cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr by Saudi authorities, in Tehran, Iran on January 4, 2016.

    Deteriorating relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran will damage peace talks in Syria and serve to benefit Islamic State, analysts warn.

  • For the next six weeks, Pentagon officials declined to release the records, citing patient privacy concerns, according to the U.S. officials. After the administration promised to deliver the records, the delegation traveled to Guantanamo and appeared set to take the prisoner off U.S. hands, the officials said. The Pentagon again withheld Ba Odah's full medical...

  • Syria ready to take part in peace talks: Minister Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 7:24 AM ET
    Syrians walk on debris of collapsed buildings after the war-crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the opposition-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria on December 11, 2015.

    Syria is ready to take part in peace talks and hopes that the dialogue will help it form a national unity government, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

  • Def Sec: US airstrike 'mistake' led to Iraq deaths Sunday, 20 Dec 2015 | 6:08 AM ET
    U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter speaks during a news conference with his British counterpart Michael Fallon at Lancaster House in London, Britain October 9, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama will overhaul Washington's approach to supporting Syrian rebel forces following this year's deeply troubled launch of a U.S. military training program, Carter said on Friday.

    A U.S. aircraft appears to have mistakenly carried out an air strike that killed Iraqi security forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • UN Security Council endorses Syria peace plan Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 | 5:27 AM ET
    U.N. Security Council meeting back in March 2014 to discuss the situation in Crimea. Russia has called for a meeting today of the Security Council to discuss a Ukrainian Army operation in the south-eastern city of Slaviansk.

    The United Nations Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syria peace process.

  • *Over 160,000 Afghans have migrated to Europe this year. KABUL, Dec 7- Afghan software entrepreneur Farshid Ghyasi, chief executive of the Netlinks company, is struggling to keep his best employees, as more plan to join a wave of migrants leaving for Europe that risks causing long-term damage to the country and its economy. He is not alone in bemoaning the mass...

  • *Companies see activity slump as NATO troops withdraw. KABUL, Dec 3- The Omid Gardizi construction company on the outskirts of Kabul is at the sharp end of a painful transformation Afghanistan faces, as billions of dollars in foreign spending come to an end and Taliban violence undermines a stuttering economy. The company employed 25 people in 2012, the year...

  • Germany backs plans to join campaign against ISIS Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 4:21 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an annual news conference in Berlin, August 31, 2015.

    Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Tuesday on plans to join the military campaign against ISIS in Syria, a government official said.

  • Cramer Remix: This is the stock you must watch Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 7:15 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer points out one tech company breaking out that must be on your watch list.

  • Cramer's message to Obama: This could be like 1980 Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    The US flag flies near the U.S. Air Force's B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber 'Spirit of Georgia' at the Northrop Grumman Corp. facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale on July 17, 2014

    Jim Cramer thinks the next Presidential election could mean this group of stocks will shoot through the roof.

  • Obama: Would be a 'mistake' to send ground troops to Syria

    President Obama outlines the developing strategy to fight ISIS, and the danger ISIS poses to the world.

  • President Obama: Much of G20 focus on Paris attacks Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    President Obama: Much of G20 focus on Paris attacks

    President Obama holds a closing news conference at the G20 summit in Turkey.

  • Medal of Honor recipient remembers day in 2012 Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Medal of Honor recipient remembers day in 2012

    Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Capt. Florent A. Groberg joins "Squawk on the Street" after ringing the opening bell at the NYSE, and remembers those who died in combat operations in Afghanistan in 2012.

  • Medal of Honor recipient visits NYSE Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Medal of Honor recipient visits NYSE

    Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Capt. Florent A. Groberg receives applause on the NYSE floor before the opening bell.

  • US targets 'Jihadi John' in Syria air strike Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 1:47 AM ET

    The United States on Thursday carried out an air strike in Syria targeting the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John".