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U.S. and Russia reach Syrian cease-fire agreement

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2016 – Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement a temporary cease-fire agreement in Syria, as the Syria civil war enters its fifth year. The cease-fire is set to begin on Sept. 12, and is hoped to last for seven days. Secretary Kerry called the ...

Department of Justice indicts seven Iranian hackers

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 —Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced that seven cyber-terrorists employed by Iran-based computer firms that have been traced back to the Iranian government have been indicted on computer hacking charges for their parts in disrupting banking operations between 2011 and 2013. The charges stem from a denial of service campaign against ...

On Trump, radical Islam, and killing women and children

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 – When Donald Trump proposed “taking out the families” of ISIS fighters, political opponents conjured up a vision of American soldiers kicking in doors, finding ISIS-affiliated women and children cowering in corners and gunning them down in cold blood. Yet this is not what Trump sanctioned. And the only dastardly attack so ...

American fighting for ISIS surrenders to Kurdish forces

BAGHDAD, March 14, 2016 – Kurdish forces on Monday, detained an American member of ISIS in Iraq. The American was identified as Mohammed Jamal Amin, from Virginia. Amin was unarmed when detained but carried three cellphones and several thousand dollars in mixed currency. American authorities were investigating how a young man from the DC-Metro area ...

Hangzhou G-20 Summit: Any news to cheer Wall Street traders?

WASHINGTON, February 28, 2016 – Great expectations for some dramatic move to be announced at this weekend’s annual G-20 summit jacked U.S. stock market averages up considerably last week, despite the market’s Friday fizzle. But as of Sunday evening, EST, this year’s Hangzhou summit—held in China for the first time—seems likely to turn out like ...