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US encouraged by pledges to fight IS fighters
Kerry says different countries in the Middle East and elsewhere promised to offer military assistance to fight IS group.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 15:36 GMT
US senate bill drops assault weapons ban
Proposed ban part of Obama's controversial gun control measures won't be part of bill Senate plans to debate next month.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2013 15:19 GMT
Obama draft immigration plan draws criticism
Republicans and Democrats, sceptical over leaked draft bill, push for the US president to wait for bipartisan support.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2013 07:24 GMT
Obama appoints new chief of staff
President Obama names longtime foreign policy aide Denis McDonough to the post, one of several high-level appointments.
Last updated: 26 Jan 2013 11:43 GMT
The Arab Spring: Anatomy of a tipping point
Foreign intervention is a significant factor in shaping the next phase of the Arab Spring, scholars argue.
Leila Hudson and Matt Flannes
Last updated: 01 Sep 2011 10:38 GMT
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