The Obama administration lavished praise this week on a Kurdish group in Syria that helped score a victory over Islamic State militants in the border town of Kobani after four months of fighting.
Congress on Thursday began considering the first of what is expected to be a flurry of bills aimed at gradually doing away with the 54-year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.
A White House campaign to prevent Congress from imposing tougher sanctions on Iran won a temporary victory Tuesday, as key Democrats agreed to withhold their final support for legislation until at least March, giving international talks more time to produce an agreement on Tehran’s...
An American drone targeted and killed several suspected Al Qaeda fighters in western Yemen on Monday, the first U.S. airstrike after weeks of civil unrest that appeared to disrupt counter-terrorism operations in the Arab nation.
In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear program.
The Obama administration moved aggressively Thursday to secure its historic opening to Cuba, issuing new rules that will make it far easier for Americans to visit the island nation and do business there after more than 50 years of enforced isolation.
Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for planning and financing last week’s massacre at a satirical magazine in Paris. The assertion came as U.S. intelligence agencies' ability to track the group has been hobbled by civil unrest in the Arab nation and its...
The Obama administration on Wednesday accused Republican critics of overstating the number of accused terrorists who have taken up arms after being released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.