Shannon Neelley

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Text of President Obama’s statement on air strikes, airdrops in Iraq

Good evening. Today I authorized two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. Let me explain the actions we're …

Middle East

Thailand crisis: Deadly attacks on opposition rallies<p><b>An explosion has killed two people and wounded more than 20 others near an anti-government protest rally in the Thai capital Bangkok.</b><p>A boy aged 12 and …