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Russia offers bogus "evidence" that U.S. is helping ISIS


LONDON — If Russia has a legitimate complaint about U.S. forces letting ISIS militants slip through the closing net and escape their territory in Syria, it appears to have undermined its own argument by laying out the charges with bogus “evidence.” Russia’s Ministry of Defense on Tuesday alleged in various …

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Accused attacker is 4th suspect this year with links to same country


The president of Uzbekistan on Wednesday offered his country’s assistance in investigating the deadly terror attack in the lower Manhattan area of New York City. The suspect in the attack was identified as an Uzbek national, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed his condolences to the families of …

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What we know about the deadly ambush in Niger


PENTAGON — The American soldiers killed in Niger were helping that country’s military combat Islamic militants. The exact details of the Niger ambush have been slow to emerge, including the military’s immediate response. After the bodies of three American soldiers were brought out, Pentagon officials believed that Sgt. La David Johnson …

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McCain: White House not forthcoming about ambush


Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on that mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago. …

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Iran: "Much more" at stake for rest of world with nuke deal


ROME — The head of Iran’s nuclear agency is warning the United States against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international nonproliferation efforts as well as Washington’s global standing would suffer. Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told an international conference on enhancing nuclear safety Tuesday that Washington’s recent “illusory …

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ISIS claims deadly double bomb attack in Damascus


BEIRUT — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a pair of suicide bombings in the Syrian capital of Damascus that killed 17 civilians and policemen the previous day. In Monday’s bombings, two men attacked a police station in the al-Midan neighborhood with several …

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Egypt semi-snubs visiting Kushner as U.S. slashes aid


CAIRO — White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Cairo on Wednesday only to learn that one of his top-level meetings with Egyptian officials had been cancelled, seemingly due to Egypt’s extreme displeasure at the Trump administration’s decision to slash aid to the country. Kushner, who is also the son-in-law …

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