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Ukraine President Dissolves Parliament, Calls Early Elections

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- The president of Ukraine is dissolving parliament and calling early elections. President Petro Poroshenko says many current members of parliament still support the previous president and that many Ukrainians want a new parliament. Elections will be held on October 26th. Poroshenko's announcement today comes as Ukrainian troops said they captured ten Russian servicemen…

White House: No Known ISIS Homeland Threat

Posted On August 25, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest cites no known evidence of an active ISIS plot against the U.S. homeland at this time. Earnest said ISIS is primarily interested in acquiring power and territory in the Middle East. He noted that President Obama is considering a range of strategies to better-deal with the growing…

Syria Welcomes U.S. Strikes Against ISIS, With Conditions

Posted On August 25, 2014

(Damascus) -- Syria is open to American strikes on its soil against ISIS, as long as the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is warned ahead of time. Syria's foreign minister said today his country is ready to cooperate and coordinate with regional and international efforts to combat terror, including actions from Britain and the…

American Journalist Released By Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants

Posted On August 25, 2014

(Undated) -- An American journalist is free after being held captive for almost two years in Syria. Peter Curtis was released Sunday after being abducted in 2012 while on his way from Turkey to the Syrian border. Secretary of State John Kerry said Curtis had been held by Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group based…

Great Britain Faces Same Threat From ISIS As The United States

Posted On August 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Great Britain does not want another war in Iraq, but they are helping in any way they can to combat the threat coming from ISIS. That's according to Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the United States.   On CNN's "State of the Union," Westmacott says ISIS is as much a threat to…