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President of European Council in Egypt for talks

The president of the European council Herman Van Rompuy has met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as well as other top Egyptian officials in Cairo. High...

Exclusive United States defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief

Sep 24, 2014    

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar alAssad's government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq.In a letter to U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power wrote "The Syrian regime has shown that it cannot and will not confront these safe havens effectively itself." The strikes were needed to eliminate a threat to Iraq, the United States and its allies, she wrote, citing Article...

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