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Obama to give speech at 2100 ET on Wednesday WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is set to deliver an address to the nation at 2100 ET (0100 GMT) on Wednesday on the threat posed by Islamic State militants and the US strategy "for degrading and ultimately destroying" the group, the White House said in a statement.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Obama to address Americans on Islamic State late Wednesday WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will deliver a national address from the White House late Wednesday on his strategy to confront Islamic State radicals.Obama will speak to the American people at 9 pm (0100 GMT Thursday) to lay out his plan for "degrading and ultimately destroying" the Sunni militant group, an official statement said.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Kerry hails new Iraqi cabinet as 'major milestone' WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday hailed the new Iraqi cabinet as a "major milestone" for the country and "a cornerstone" in the fight against Islamic State militants.Ahead of a trip to the Middle East to drum up support to defeat the Islamic State, the top US diplomat vowed Washington would stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the Iraqis and said that a global coalition against IS would "be built to endure for ...
Ebola patient evacuated to US: hospital WASHINGTON: A patient infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa is being evacuated to the United States and will be put in isolation, the hospital that will treat the unnamed person said Monday.Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia, gave no details about the identity of the patient."The patient is being transported by air ambulance from West Africa. The patient is expected to arrive tomorrow morning. We do not know exactly what time the patient ...
Obama to host Security Council session September 24 UNITED NATIONS: President Barack Obama will lead a UN Security Council session on the threat of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria on September 24, a US official said Monday.Initially scheduled for the day after, the meeting will see the council debate a resolution to address the growing problem of foreign fighters.It will coincide with the annual United Nations General Assembly."The date has changed," the official said on condition of anonymity. "The resolution will impose ...
Kerry heading to build coalition to defeat IS WASHINGTON: Top US diplomat John Kerry leaves Tuesday on a mission to forge a coalition to defeat Islamic militants terrorizing Iraq and Syria, with over 40 nations set to join the fight.With memories of past US military conflicts in the region no doubt weighing on his mind, the secretary of state will travel first to Amman, in Jordan and then onto Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as the United States seeks to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic ...
US to send field hospital to Ebola-hit Liberia WASHINGTON: The US military will send a field hospital to Liberia for medical staff fighting the Ebola virus, the Pentagon said Monday, as part of an expanded effort to stem the epidemic.The move comes after President Barack Obama promised the American military would offer logistical support to aid countries facing the Ebola outbreak, and amid warnings the number of Ebola cases in Liberia would rise dramatically."We are sending a 25-bed field deployable hospital to Monrovia, ...


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