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An American Disappeared in Syria 2 Years Ago. His Family Wants Trump to Help.

BEIRUT — Since disappearing in Syria nearly two years ago, an American therapist has missed the birth of one grandchild, then another. His family in the United States does not know where he is, who is holding him, whether he has the diabetes [...]

The Latest: Native American says he sought to quell tension

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students mocking a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he felt compelled to [...]

American ISIS Member Caught on Syrian Battlefield, Militia Says

A 34-year-old man from Houston who is said to have sent a résumé and cover letter seeking a job with the Islamic State has been seized on a battlefield in Syria, an American-backed militia fighting the militants said Sunday. “Dear [...]

Paul Whelan, American Accused of Spying, Is Said to Be Charged in Russia

He had done two tours in Iraq, and one of his initial trips to Russia seemed to come in 2006, when he visited for two weeks as part of a special furlough program. Mr. Whelan had at least 70 friends on Vkontakte, the social media website, although [...]

China Thwarts U.S. Effort to Promote American Culture on Campuses

BEIJING — The American ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, wanted to make what in most nations would have been a routine trip. One of his favorite schools, Iowa State University, had opened a center to promote American culture in an inland [...]

Trump Makes Surprise Visit to American Troops in Iraq

But on Wednesday, about 100 American servicemen and women, some of whom were wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps, greeted Mr. Trump with a standing ovation in Al Asad Air Base’s dining facility, which had been decorated for Christmas. [...]

Arms Sales to Saudis Leave American Fingerprints on Yemen’s Carnage

Obfuscation and impunity continue to characterize the coalition’s airstrike campaign. The coalition rarely identifies which country carries out an airstrike, although the vast majority are Saudi and Emirati, officials say. In July, [...]

Splitting With Trump Over Syria, American Leading ISIS Fight Steps Down

Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, has accelerated his resignation, telling colleagues this weekend that he could not carry out President Trump’s newly declared policy of withdrawing [...]

American Withdrawal From Syria Shakes Up the Middle East

Some analysts played down the threat as a bluff, or a cry for attention, saying that if the Islamic State prisoners were freed they could sooner be expected to turn on the Kurds than thank them. But a report by the Syrian Observatory [...]

Foreign Dark Money Is Threatening American Democracy

*/ ]]> Whatever Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation ends up revealing about Russia’s efforts to subvert our democracy, one thing is already clear from the media attention this topic has received: America’s democratic institutions [...]