The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) confirmed on Jan. 19 the death of British extremist "Jihadi John", saying he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in November
President Barack Obama took aim on Jan. 12 at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a speech meant to cement his legacy and set a positive tone for his final year in office
U.S. President Barack Obama, in a rare primetime speech designed to reassure a jittery nation, vowed late on Dec. 6 that America will destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and hunt down its followers at home or abroad
U.S. President Barack Obama signed a defense bill on Nov. 25 barbed with measures designed to undo his bid to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay
United States President Barack Obama vowed on Nov. 19 to press ahead with the release of his plan on how he hopes to close the Guantanamo military prison but said last week’s Paris attacks would stoke further congressional resistance to his efforts
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Years ago pundits warned Western inciters of the so-called Arab Spring, that if the fire of that “spring” was carried to Syria, not only would Syria catch on fire but the consequences of such a development would be felt all over the world
The Pentagon is poised to release a much-anticipated report on shutting down Guantanamo Bay, even as Congress battles to block the transfer of the military prison inmates from Cuba to US soil
Cuba and the United States can normalize ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo U.S. naval base to Cuban control, President Raul Castro told the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28
Pope Francis exhorted Cuba and the United States on Sept.19 to set an example for the world by deepening the recent rapprochement that he helped secretly broker between the former Cold War foes.
The new superstar of jazz, Esperanza Spalding, will perform at Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall on Oct. 24.
The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there.
A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military jail will call for the transfer to U.S. prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama's counter terrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents.
The Cuban flag flew proudly over Havana’s newly restored embassy July 20 as the US and Cuba relaunched diplomatic ties but swiftly cautioned that sharp differences lingered after five decades of enmity
Two of America's top military leaders will be asked to defend President Barack Obama's handling of the tinderbox of violence and struggle in the Middle East
The United States is in talks with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said May 31.
The United States and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement, Havana's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said May 13
A US operation has killed the senior Al-Qaeda figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to U.S. sources familiar with the matter and a reported video posted by the group
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Cuba's foreign minister made progress as they held historic talks April 9 to restore diplomatic ties, a US official said before their presidents attend a landmark summit.
On Feb. 11, after more than six months since the U.S. launched its bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq, U.S. President Barack Obama motioned Congress to authorize U.S. military actions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
In their battle against "terrorists", countries around the world must root out the injustices that fuel extremism and are used as recruiting tools, the UN human rights chief said March 5.
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