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Obama Gets Fact-Checked on Major Iran Deal Claim — and Gets Three Pinocchios After ‘Winning Ugly’

A key claim President Barack Obama made last week after U.S. Senate Democrats successfully blocked a vote to reject the Iran nuclear agreement has been given three Pinocchios by the Washington Post.<p>Forty-two Senate Democrats voted against cloture to end their party’s filibuster of the disapproval …

Mitch McConnell

Al Qaeda leader to ISIS: You're wrong, but we can work together

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a prolonged spell of silence, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has come alive with a series of audio messages. And they're raising a few eyebrows because -- in two separate messages -- al-Zawahiri has extended an olive branch to ISIS, even while describing ISIS leader Abu Bakr …

Middle East

Russia to Washington: Talk to us about Syria or risk 'unintended incidents'

The United States is leading a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syrian air space, and a greater Russian presence would raise the prospect of the Cold War superpower foes encountering each other on the battlefield.<p>Both Moscow and Washington say their enemy is Islamic State. …

9/11 terror attacks were not plotted in Afghanistan by al-Qaeda, claims Karzai

On anniversary of New York terror attacks, former Afghan president says he has not seen "any report that would indicate that Al-Qaeda is operating in Afghanistan"<p>Hamid Karzai, the former Afghan president, has called al-Qaeda a “myth” and described any link between Afghanistan and the 9/11 terror …

'Something's wrong': The ISIS intelligence scandal just hit Obama's inner circle

James Clapper, America's top spy, is reportedly in "frequent and unusual contact" with the military officer who is suspected of allowing US reports on ISIS to be altered to fit the administration's official line, Spencer Ackerman at The Guardian reports.<p>"In communications, Clapper, who is far more …

National Security

'The biggest blot on the Obama presidency' is becoming clear

The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has been so brutal on its citizens that many have been pushed to flee the country or join up with extremist groups, including ISIS and the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's franchise in Syria.<p>Obama has been reluctant to intervene in Syria, which is closely aligned …

Russia says seeks coordination over Syria to avoid 'incidents'

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia called on Friday for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert “unintended incidents” as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar …

Middle East