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Situation Report: Can the U.S. and Russia form an alliance over Syria; the French way of war; Syrian hospitals in the crosshairs; what Sinjar has hidden; U.S. bombers to Australia; Russian artillery in Syria; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Bridging the gap. French President Francois Hollande may be preparing to shuttle between Washington and Moscow next week, but ...

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Obama Vows to Veto Syrian Refugee Bill

The White House announced on Wednesday it will veto a Republican bill that will impose stricter requirements for refugees entering the United States from Syria. The bill, scheduled for a vote in the House on Thursday, wouldn’t provide any additional security and would “create significant delays and obstacles in the fulfillment of a vital program that satisfies both humanitarian and national security objectives," said the White House in a statement.

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Wednesday’s Craziest Ideas for Dealing With Syrian Refugees

A small town Virginia mayor invokes Japanese internment during World War II to argue against Syrian refugees.


Hours After French Raids, Fate of Mastermind Still Unknown

Two people were killed and seven arrested in a pre-dawn raid in a northern suburb of Paris. Whether attacks mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was among them is still unknown.

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Situation Report: Following the ISIS money trail; militant families fleeing Raqqa; new front in the Syrian war; hacking unhackable apps; Turkey border ops in the works; the French are coming; and lots, lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley The taxman. American and allied bombing raids may have succeeded in taking the largest Islamic State-controlled oil fields in ...

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