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What's At Stake in US Saying ISIS Committed Genocide
Secretary of State John Kerry declared today that ISIS has committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims -- the first time the U.S. has declared a situation genocide since 2004. So what does that designation mean? ABC News breaks it down. Why does it matter that the Obama
Amnesty Alleges Sudan Army Used Chemical Weapons in Darfur
Amnesty International says it has gathered "horrific evidence" that the Sudanese military has used chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, in one of the most remote corners of the Darfur region
UN Report Says Sudan Violates Darfur Sanctions
The Sudanese government continues to violate sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council over their actions in Darfur.A report by a U.N. monitoring panel, seen by The Associated Press on Tuesday, found violations
The Latest: Somalia Says Al-Shabab Is Defeated Militarily
Somalia's foreign minister says joint operations by the Somali military and the African Union's peacekeeping force have militarily defeated the al-Shabab extremist group
US Eyes Rapprochement With Sudan in Nod to Allies
The Obama administration is eyeing a rapprochement with Sudan, a nation that has long been designated a state sponsor of terrorism
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRIMARY PRIMER: We have three days of primaries this week with six states voting, but today we’ll be watching Kansas, Missouri, Washington, and Michigan, ABC’s SHUSHANNAH WALSHE and CALEB JACKSON note. There’s a marquee match-up in Kansas that’s ...
Africa Leaders Summit: Who Didn't Make the Cut?
More than 45 African heads of state are now in Washington, D.C., for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first of its kind. The Obama administration invited nearly all of Africa’s leaders, hoping to strengthen ties between the U.S. and the continent, with an eye on...
The President Of Multi-Tasking (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A VERY LONG TO-DO LIST: From a budget standoff on Capitol Hill to delicate diplomacy at the United Nations to the aftermath of another mass shooting, which took place one week ago today, President Obama begins the fall with a...
4 Things to Watch for at the UN General Assembly Next Week
Next week promises high drama at the United Nations as the world’s leaders come together for debate and diplomacy at the 68th U.N. General Assembly. With the threat of military strikes looming over the hard push for diplomacy on Syria, the global debut of Iran’s...