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Islamic State continues its advance in Syria

The success piles pressure on Damascus and Baghdad and throws doubt on a U.S. strategy of relying almost exclusively on air strikes to support the fight against ISIS.

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Islamic State takes control of Syria’s Palmyra in westward advance

Islamic State now controls more than half of Syrian territory following four years of civil war.

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Iraqi forces say they defeat Islamist attack near Ramadi

The advance of Islamic State has exposed the failings of Iraq's army and the limitations of U.S. airstrikes.

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Islamic State tightens grip on captured Iraqi city

ISIS fighters who overran Ramadi in a major defeat for the Iraqi government and its Western backers are flying back flags on key buildings and setting free prisoners.

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Kerry: U.S., China discussing more sanctions on North Korea

The United States is discussing imposing further sanctions against the reclusive country, as it is "not even close" to taking steps to rein in its nuclear weapons program.

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Shi’ite forces ordered to deploy after fall of Iraqi city

The U.S.-led coalition stepped up air raids against Islamic State, conducting 19 strikes in the vicinity of Ramadi over the past 72 hours.

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal; no survivors

The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission was found high on a mountainside in Nepal.

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Obama vows to ‘stand by’ Gulf allies amid concern over Iran threat

Hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council for a rare summit at Camp David, Obama pledged to help counter Iran's "destabilizing activities in the region."

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Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security at summit

Tension over U.S. policy toward Tehran, Syria and the Arab Spring uprisings will loom over the meetings.

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Camp David summit to show Obama Gulf’s generational shift

The new generation of Arab leaders appear more assertive than their fathers, want a range of alliances instead of dependence on Washington, and may be readier to say 'no' to their main ally.

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Kerry has ‘frank’ talks with Putin about Ukraine, Syria

U.S.-Russian relations are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.

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Poll: Many Americans approve Iran deal

The U.S. is aiming to finalize a deal by June 30 that puts limits on Iranian programs that could be used to make nuclear arms.

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King’s absence from U.S. summit shows Saudi displeasure over Iran push

Analysts and diplomats in the Middle East described King Salman's decision to skip a meeting at Camp David this week as a snub, despite denials from U.S. officials and Saudi insiders.

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Obama marks 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s defeat

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the victory by Allied forces over Nazi Germany in 1945.

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U.S. military training Syria fighters to combat ISIS

The U.S. military has started training Syrian fighters to combat Islamic State militants, officials said, adding the program had begun in Jordan and would soon launch in Turkey.

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Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense

The President is expected to make a renewed push to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense system to guard against Iranian missiles.

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U.S. aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring U.N. sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement.

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ISIS claims responsibility for Texas Mohammad cartoon attack

Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for the media with their newborn daughter outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Duchess gave birth to the Princess on Saturday morning.

Britain’s newborn princess has been named

Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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It’s a girl! Duchess Kate Middleton gives birth, both are well, palace says

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday.

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