Middle East

FILE - A Turkish soldier stands guard while smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 26, 2015.

Erdogan Vows 'Anti-Terror' Campaign in Syria, Iraq

Erdogan expressed confidence the 'necessary steps' will be taken by NATO leaders, who will meet Tuesday at Turkey's request More

FILE - Secretary of State John Kerry testifies about the Iran nuclear agreement at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, July 23, 2015.

Kerry, Moniz Return to Capitol Hill to Push Iran Deal

Congress has about seven weeks to look over the agreement that limits Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions More

FILE - Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, speaks to reporters in Tripoli, Feb. 25, 2011.

Libyan Court Sentences Gadhafi Son to Death

The verdict came in absentia because Seif al-Islam is being held by a militia in the town of Zintan More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, center, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testify before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing,  in Washington, July 23, 2015.

Obama: Yet to Hear Good Argument Against Iran Deal

Iran deal has been approved by UN Security Council, but despite lobbying, testimony by top administration officials, it has won few new congressional supporters More

FILE - Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) members stand guard during a Labour Day celebration in Efrin, Syria, May 1, 2014.

Syrian Kurds: Turkey Continuing PKK Strikes

Syrian Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants say Turkish tanks continue shelling villages under their control More



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