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GOP lawmakers asked Nieto for release of American marine

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto lauded California on Tuesday for its relatively favorable treatment of undocumented immigrants, telling a joint session of the Legislature that the state has taken the "ethically correct" position in a national de ...

Mexican president calls for US immigration reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong. "We want to be a factor of cohes ...

Kurds fight ISIS to a standstill, but say they lack modern weapons

[caption id="attachment_32127" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]MAKTAB KHALED, Iraq. -- Kurdish soldier Said Tahseen stands atop a sandbagged mound at this checkpoint, south of the oil city of Kirkuk. He points to a bridge 300 ya ...

Germany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is prepared to arm the Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Germany would closely coordinate its efforts with France, Britain and other European count ...

Hamas breaks ceasefire; Israel responds

[caption id="attachment_33545" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in open areas near Beersheba on Tuesday, violating a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and prompting an ID ...

Iraq crisis: US and Britain call off rescue of Yazidis on Mount Sinjar

The US and Britain are stepping back from launching a risky military mission to rescue thousands of Iraqis stranded on Mount Sinjar after special forces on the ground found that their condition was better than expected. Amid signs that the US bombing ...

Iraq crisis: US and Britain call off rescue of Yazidis on Mount Sinjar

The US and Britain are stepping back from launching a risky military mission to rescue thousands of Iraqis stranded on Mount Sinjar after special forces on the ground found that their condition was better than expected. Amid signs that the US bombing ...

Kurdish forces say they urgently need more weapons

MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) — The Kurdish commander stared down a road shimmering in the heat, then gestured to where the Islamic militants were deployed, plotting their next advance on this dusty Iraqi frontier town. There was very little his Kurdish fighte ...

Obama administration arming Kurds in Iraq

SYDNEY (AP) — The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday. Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only sell ...

Kurdish pleas for weapons may finally be heard

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. And for just as long, the administration has rebuffed the Kurds, America's closest allies in Iraq. U.S. officials insisted they coul ...


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