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U.S. Says Forming “Core Coalition” To Battle ISIS

Posted On September 05, 2014

(Undated) -- The U.S. is forming what Secretary of State John Kerry calls a core coalition of nations to battle ISIS. Diplomats and defense officials in Wales for the NATO summit are calling for broad support from allies and partner nations, but they're ruling out committing ground forces. Kerry said today that nations need to…

Boston College Grad Allegedly Helped ISIS

Posted On September 05, 2014

(Undated) -- A college graduate from Boston is accused of joining ISIS and using his computer skills to spread the terror group's message on social media. ABC News reports Ahmad Abousamra is a dual American-Syrian citizen who has been on the run from the FBI for years. Prosecutors say the one-time Northeastern University student went…

EU Giving Russia Time Before Sanctions Hit

Posted On September 05, 2014

(Undated) -- The European Union is giving Russia at least a few days before laying on new economic sanctions. EU ministers are ready to approve more sanctions against Moscow but they'll give Russia time to show that it's respecting a ceasefire in Ukraine. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and the main leader of pro-Russia rebels say…

NATO Ends Afghanistan Mission

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Newport, Wales) -- NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has paid tribute to all the forces that fought in Afghanistan.   At the NATO summit in Wales, Western leaders will meet with Afghanistan's Defense Minister to discuss how to stabilize the nation as NATO forces are scheduled to leave as year's end. NATO Secretary General Anders…

In ISIS Fight, State Dept Cites Success Against Al-Qaeda

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- State Department spokesperson Marie Harf says the U.S. has significantly degraded the leadership and financing of al-Qaeda.   She cited al-Qaeda as an example of success while being pressed about the fight against ISIS. Harf argued that the U.S. has a variety of tools to go after international terrorist networks and will…