Josiah Gallegos

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ISIL to top Obama speech on foreign policy

<b>WASHINGTON -</b> President Barack Obama faces a difficult foreign-policy challenge in the Middle East when he gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.<p>Obama’s central theme will be that the US is resurgent, following a long recovery from the worst recession since …

Middle East

Voting in non-presidential years affects people more than voting for president, a local election official says

YOUNGSTOWN<p>For traditionalists, today is Election Day, even though voters have been casting ballots since Sept. 30.<p>While overall turnout is expected …

ISIS leader purportedly says coalition 'terrified, weak'

The speaker in an audio message posted Thursday on an ISIS social media account claims to be leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.<p>He is heard saying the U.S.-led coalition to destroy ISIS is "terrified, weak and powerless." CNN cannot confirm the authenticity of the online message or when it was …

Report: Airstrikes target another Islamist group in Syria

Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS targeted the Islamist rebel group Ahrar al Sham for the first time overnight in Syria, a monitoring group said Thursday.<p>One airstrike hit the headquarters for Ahrar al Sham in Babsaqa, Idlib province, near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with …

Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'

Nato aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.<p>In all, Nato said in a statement, its jets had intercepted …

US-led air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 Isis and al-Nusra fighters

More than thirty civilians along with over 500 militants killed in strikes over past month, says Syrian Observatory<p>US-led air strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamist militants, since they began last month, activists said as fighting continued in the border town of …

The US Government Is Warning You To Stay Away From These Countries

The world can be a dangerous place. Depending on where you live, you're reminded of that every time you turn on the TV or read the news.<p>If you are citizen of the United States there's also another consistent reminder: State Department travel warnings.<p>According to the US Passport and International …

Africa

As ISIS Beast Threatens Mideast, A Call for Realism in U.S. Foreign Policy

Through most of its history, America was a nation of realists. The prevailing POV was this: the world is filled with jealous, back-biting, self-centered scoundrels, mountebanks, and thieves, who, unless they have a strategic or economic motive to play nice, don't give a deuce about this country, …

Political Science

Turkey after the Elections: Identity, Democracy and Foreign Policy

Turkey has had two important elections in 2014 and general elections are expected in June 2015. Turkey’s long time Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan is …

In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

A senior minister in the British government's foreign office tendered her resignation on Tuesday, protesting what she said was the U.K. government's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.<p>Sayeeda Warsi, a baroness with a seat in the House of Lords who became the first Muslim member …