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(Washington, DC) -- It'll take more than military action to remove the threat of ISIS. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says political action in Iraq's government is going to take a big role in the fight against the terror group. Kirby said Iraq can take action to remove what he...
(Undated) -- Nancy Writebol's son says his mother's recovery has been a roller coaster. Jeremy Writebol tells NBC's "Today" his mother is still tired, but is fully recovered from the deadly Ebola virus. He says she still hasn't ruled out the chance she'll go back to West Africa...
(Undated) -- The United Nations Security Council is working on a resolution to stop the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Diplomats on Thursday circulated a document calling for an immediate end to Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli military operations that have killed...
(Undated) -- Pope Francis has reached out to the parents of American journalist James Foley. Father Paul Gousse of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in New Hampshire says the Pope phoned Diane and John Foley at their home on Thursday, after it was confirmed that ISIS militants...
(Undated) -- James Foley's parents say they were excited when they got an email from ISIS shortly before their son's death. John Foley tells NBC's "Today" it was the first time they had heard from their son's capturers since December. He says the email gave him hope they would...
(Undated) -- Part of a Russian aid convoy is rolling into Ukraine. Moscow defied the Ukrainian government in ordering about 70 trucks to cross the border today and head for the eastern rebel stronghold of Luhansk. A number of pro-Russia separatist fighters are accompanying the...
(Washington, DC) -- The Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department violated the law when it carried out a controversial prisoner swap for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The GAO says the Pentagon should have let the relevant congressional committees know about the...
(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls ISIS the most sophisticated and well-funded terrorist organization that U.S. officials have seen in a long time. During a Pentagon briefing yesterday, Hagel said the U.S. and its allies must be prepared for anything,...
(Gaza) -- Hamas says three of its senior commanders were killed by an Israel air strike Thursday. These are the three highest-ranking casualties Hamas has announced since the Israel offensive began six weeks ago. Hamas says the three commanders had led operations against Israel...