US May Soon Launch Airstrikes on Militants in Syria
Washington is clearly unhappy, however, with idea of country joining the Council, which has the task of overseeing international peace and security
The United States has conducted more than 175 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and may soon launch attacks on the group’s stronghold in Syria. But analysts say it could be difficult to develop a military strategy that will not help the besieged government in Damascus. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
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US ambassador Samantha Power says annual meeting illustrates 'founding purpose' of United Nations, which aims to bring leaders together to address global challenges
Against the grim backdrop of global terrorism and a deadly health crisis, world leaders will convene in New York this week for their annual gathering at the United Nations General Assembly. As VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports, the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State and efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus are expected to dominate discussions.
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A senior US official said that if progress is made, the talks could continue on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly
Ukraine’s president is urging the United States to stand with his country as it fights what he says is a war for a free world. Petro Poroshenko used his visit to Washington Thursday to appeal for more military support as Ukrainian troops battle Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east. VOA’s Aru Pande has more from the White House.
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Trade representative says Obama administration will push ahead with legal action under free trade agreement to make country meet international standards
Carnage and mayhem are part of daily life in northern Nigeria, the result of a terror campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Fears are growing that Nigeria’s government may not know how to counter it, and may be making things worse. More