International

(Martha's Vineyard, MD) -- President Obama says U.S. aircraft are positioned to strike any ISIS forces that threaten Erbil in Northern Iraq. In a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Obama said some of the Iraqis who were trapped by ISIS fighters on Mount Sinjar have been able to...
(Arlington, VA) -- The recent developments in Iraq are keeping Defense Department monitors busy. The top priority is the situation involving thousands of people stranded atop a mountain in northern Iraq after fleeing ISIS militants. U.S. forces have been coordinating relief...
(Baghdad) -- Iraq's new president wants a new prime minister to help him bring peace and stability to the country. President Fouad Massoum nominated the current deputy prime minister to take the job today and charged him with forming a new government within 30 days. Critics of...
(Undated) -- The United States is taking Jordan's national bank to trial today in a New York federal court in what could be the largest terror financing case on record. Arab Bank is accused of knowingly facilitating huge transfers of money to Hamas members and suicide bombers...
(Undated) -- China says more than 150 corrupt officials or private citizens accused of graft are on the loose in the U.S. China wants to set up an annual meeting with U.S. legal authorities, including the Department of Homeland Security, to track down more of those Beijing calls...
(Undated) -- Israeli negotiators are in Cairo to restart talks aimed at achieving a truce in the eight-month Gaza war. The latest three-day ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas militants appears to be holding. Egypt is mediating the indirect talks between the Israelis and...
(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. is considering its options for evacuating thousands of desperate civilians trapped on a mountaintop in northern Iraq by ISIS militants. A former State Department official says U.S. airstrikes would be necessary to clear out ISIS fighters near the...
(Washington, DC) -- One of the men suspected of plotting the 9-11 attacks does not want to be tried alongside his four co-defendants. Mustafa al-Hawsawi is requesting a separate trial, claiming his role in plotting the September 11th terrorist attacks was smaller than that of...
(San Diego, CA) -- For the first time in nearly a decade, Chinese ships are docked at Naval Base San Diego. Three warships recently participated in RIMPAC, the world's largest naval exercise. Nearly two-dozen countries took part in training off the coasts of Hawaii and San Diego...