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How Trump's Middle East trip may have alienated a key counterterror ally
President Trump said Thursday that his first trip overseas has given him “renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism , a common threat to all of humanity.” But his time in the Middle East may have done more to deepen one of the region's main religious divides and
Angry Venezuela protesters take aim at Chavez statues, home
Anti-government protesters in Venezuela have settled on a new target to vent their frustration: Hugo Chavez. Until recently many in the socialist-run country revered Chavez for his role standing up for the nation's poor
What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?
Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?
Sunnis seek greater say in post-IS Iraq but face resistance
Iraq's Sunni minority is pushing for a greater say in power once the Islamic State group is defeated, reflecting a growing sentiment that the country's government must be more inclusive to prevent extremism from gaining ground once again
Iraqi sent to detention center in Poland before deportation
An Iraqi citizen who was arrested in Poland last summer on suspicion of possessing explosives but whose case was discontinued this week, is being transferred to a closed detention center for foreigners in Poland as he awaits deportation
Iraqi arrested 10 months ago in Poland freed without charges
A lawyer for an Iraqi man who was detained in Poland last summer on terrorism suspicions says his client was freed from prison but immediately taken into custody by border police, meaning his deportation is likely
The Note: Who the president saves his praises for
NOTABLES --ANALYSIS -- ABC’s RICK KLEIN: The man likes his strongmen. From Vladimir Putin to Xi Jinping, to the heads of Turkey, Egypt, Thailand and now the Philippines , President Trump has broken with bipartisan tradition to offer praise and even a smattering of White House invites to a rogues’
Trump adds the Philippines' Duterte to list of authoritarian world leaders he's praised
President Donald Trump can add the name of another controversial, authoritarian leader to the list of so-called strongmen that he has praised: President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines . The compliment to the Philippines leader came from the White House on Saturday after Trump and Duterte spoke
What you need to know about the 'mother of all bombs'
The U.S. military has dropped an approximately 22,000-pound bomb nicknamed the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) on ISIS forces in Afghanistan -- the first time it has been used in combat. The bomb is touted as one of the largest non-nuclear weapons in the U.S. military's arsenal. Here's what you need
Candidate Trump OK when dictator 'throws a little gas' but strikes back as president
President Trump's stance on chemical weapons use appears to have shifted since the 2016 presidential campaign, when he lamented that everyone went "crazy" when former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein threw "a little gas." But Thursday night, acting on orders from Trump, the U.S. military struck a