Iran Lawmakers Vote to Implement Nuclear Deal

Some lawmakers get up to talk to head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi after his speech in an open session to discuss a bill on Iran's nuclear deal, at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, Oct. 11, 2015.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's parliament voted Tuesday to support implementing a landmark nuclear deal struck with world powers despite hard-line attempts to derail the bill, suggesting the historic accord will be carried out. The bill will be reviewed by Iran's 12-member Guardian Council, a group of senior clerics who could return it to lawmakers for... more

Bergdahl Issue May Hit Presidential Campaign

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. John McCain's vow to hold a Senate hearing if alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is allowed to avoid prison could push the controversy into the 2016 presidential campaign, further feeding Republicans' attacks of President Obama's foreign policy record, a GOP pundit predicted. "I don't know if that was necessarily John McCain's i... more

Taliban Withdraw from Northern Afghan City

A Taliban fighter stands guard on a vehicle in Kunduz, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (AP Photo)

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The Taliban said Tuesday they are withdrawing from Kunduz, a strategic northern city that briefly fell to the insurgents last month, as an Afghan official said life there is returning to normal. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media members that the group's fighters are retreating to avoid further ... more

US Says Iraqis Now in Position to Retake Ramadi

Iraqi security forces look for Islamic State fighters in the Haouz neighborhood of Ramadi, Iraq, April 4, 2015. AP photo

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. military says conditions are now right for the Iraqi army to make a decisive assault on Ramadi and reclaim the provincial capital from Islamic State fighters. The statement was made Tuesday by Army Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman in Baghdad for the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. W... more

USS Phillipine Sea Commanding Officer Dies after Jacksonville

Official U.S. Navy file photo.

The captain of the Mayport Naval Station-based USS Philippine Sea died Saturday after a fire at his home at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Capt. Wesley Aaron Smith, 50, was alone when rescue crews found him unresponsive about 8 p.m., according to Navy Region Southeast public affairs. The cause of death has not been determined as the fire rema... more

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