Republicans are canvassing for votes in Israel. There are 150-thousand eligible voters living in the Jewish state. And unlike their U.S. based cousins, American Jews living in Israel are overwhelmingly Republican — making this fertile ground.
Two Nigerian men have been charged with accepting thousands of dollars from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula to recruit potential terrorists in Nigeria. U.S. officials are watching closely because it suggests that al-Qaida's most aggressive affiliate is seeking to boost its presence in Africa.
Joining efforts to help victims of the war in Syria, Syrian-American doctors are bringing desperately needed supplies and knowledge to facilities in Turkey overwhelmed by the wounded. Some are treating Syrians there, while others are crossing the border to use their skills on the battlefield.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Laos Wednesday as part of her current tour of southeast Asian nations. Laos is not a country that receives much attention from Washington these days, but it is still recovering from the days when it was massively bombed by the U.S. air force during the Vietnam War.
The French count was a legend for his behind-the-lines work as a secret agent for the British. Twice he was captured and condemned to death by the Nazis. Twice he escaped to conduct more espionage. He recently died.
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