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US House backs plan to arm Syrian rebels
Democrats and Republicans close ranks to vote 273 to 156 to approve Obama's train-and-equip plan meant to defeat ISIL.
Last updated: 18 Sep 2014 13:04 GMT
Confronting ISIL: Why bombing is doomed to fail
The West’s experience in the Middle East is that military intervention doesn't counter terror; so why do it again?
Last updated: 18 Sep 2014 12:33 GMT
Cantor loss unleashes US Republican divisions
Analysis: US House leader Eric Cantor unseated by Tea Party activist carrying a 'no deal' message to Washington.
Last updated: 13 Jun 2014 11:51 GMT
Cantor defeated in Republican primary upset
House Majority Leader loses Virginia seat to Tea Party challenger who accused him of betraying conservative principles.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2014 13:42 GMT
US Republicans offer temporary debt deal
White House says President Obama held "good meeting" with Republican legislators on resolving budget crisis.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2013 05:31 GMT
US House defies Obama on funding bill
Republican-led House passes its amended version of Senate bill, removing funding from President Obama's healthcare law.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2013 05:56 GMT
US: More countries ready to back Syria action
US secretary of state says number of countries ready to take military action against Assad regime runs in double digits.
Last updated: 08 Sep 2013 12:58 GMT
EU urges 'strong response' to Syria attack
US Secretary of State Kerry welcomes statement, but EU ministers stop short of endorsing military action.
Last updated: 07 Sep 2013 19:33 GMT
Obama: World cannot be silent on Syria
US president says world powers must act on regime's "barbarism" as Russian counterpart warns against unilateral action.
Last updated: 04 Sep 2013 17:28 GMT
Putin demands 'convincing' Syria evidence
Russian president says US must seek UN approval for any military strikes, and does not rule out supporting such action.
Last updated: 04 Sep 2013 13:14 GMT
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