U.S. plans to open Atlantic to drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensit...

U.S. Congress eases pressure for new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― U.S. President Barack Obama won breathing room Tuesday for his nuclear dialogue with Iran, as legislation calling for strict new sanctions against the Islamic republic lost some crucial support in Congress.Sena...

Huge effort needed to fight Boko Haram: U.S.

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Turning the tide against Boko Haram will require a “huge” international effort, a top U.S. military commander warned on Tuesday, taking a swipe at Nigeria’s response to the emboldened extremists.Relations be...

Israel hits Syrian military targets after Golan rockets

JERUSALEM (AFP) ― Israel carried out overnight raids against Syrian army targets, the military said Wednesday, saying Damascus was responsible for rocket fire that hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.“Earlier today (Tuesday),...