WASHINGTON - While the world has focused on a U.S.-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al Qaeda militants that posed a more immediate threat to the West.
WASHINGTON - Nearly 40 years after the U.S. helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo on its former enemy, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi deal with growing naval challenges from China. Full Article
Security in Paris has been conspicuously increased in the wake of threats against France by Islamic fundamentalist groups, including Islamic State. Rob Muir reports.