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Obama Orders Longer Combat Role in Afghanistan

Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:12
President Obama has authorized U.S. forces in Afghanistan to retain the same counterterrorism authorities in that country even after the combat mission ends there on Dec. 31, officials have confirmed to NBC News. The New York Times first reported the classified order that allows a greater combat role for U.S. forces that remain in Afghanistan than had previously been expected. A senior U.S. official told NBC News that the president recently decided that the current…
US to press Turkey over IS role
Friday, 21 November 2014 23:57
22 November 2014Last updated at 05:14 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Mr Biden arrived with his wife Jill on Friday for three days of talks Continue reading the main story Islamic StateWhat the Kassig video tells usHardest fightSymbolic Syrian town Killed for resisting US-Vice President Joe Biden is in Turkey to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State (IS).
Bahrain holds disputed election
Friday, 21 November 2014 23:57
22 November 2014Last updated at 03:41 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Supporters of the opposition al-Wefaq movement gather before the poll Continue reading the main story Related StoriesBahrain opposition 'to boycott poll'Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?Bahrain elections due despite boycott Watch Bahraini voters are due to take part in the country's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests broke out in 2011. The government has called on all of the country's political factions to participate in Saturday's…
Iran talks enter decisive weekend
Friday, 21 November 2014 23:57
22 November 2014Last updated at 05:09 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Iran insists its nuclear programme is purely for peaceful purposes Continue reading the main story Rouhani's IranClock tickingHardline anxietyNuclear talks pessimismEconomy afloat Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are entering a crucial weekend in Vienna but there is no sign of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms. The US admitted that "serious gaps do remain".
2 alleged radicals face Ferguson gun charges
Friday, 21 November 2014 23:39
Federal authorities in Missouri charged two men with lying on forms to purchase guns ahead of the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown. Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Baldwin only faced those charges as of late Friday, but sources told ABC News that authorities were looking into whether they tried to acquire ready-made explosives and other weapons ahead of the decision, which is expected soon. The two men are believed to be…
Feds Suspect Pair Sought Bombs for Ferguson Protests
Friday, 21 November 2014 23:11
Pete Williams Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He has been covering the Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court since March 1993. Williams was also a key reporter on the Microsoft anti-trust trial and Judge Jackson's decision. Prior to joining NBC, Williams served as a press official on Capitol Hill for many years. In 1986 he joined the Washington, D.C. staff of then Congressman Dick Cheney as press secretary…
Gas Explosion at London Hotel Hurts 12
Friday, 21 November 2014 23:11
Twelve hotel workers were injured when a gas explosion rocked a five-star hotel in London Friday, authorities said. The Hyatt Regency Churchill in London in the central part of the city was evacuated and around 80 firefighters rushed to the scene after the 11:40 p.m. blast, which occurred in the basement level of the building, London Fire Brigade officials said. Hyatt Regency said in a statement that the twelve injured were hotel employees, that no…
Ex-Marine Describes Wife's Murder on Chilling Tape
Friday, 21 November 2014 22:10
Caleb Crew, who was convicted of killing his wife and dumping her body in a Virginia river, is heard on audio describing the crime.
Suspected Gas Explosion at London Hotel Hurts 14
Friday, 21 November 2014 22:10
Fourteen people were injured when a suspected gas explosion rocked a five-star hotel in London Friday, authorities said. The Hyatt Regency at Portman Square in the central part of the city was evacuated and around 80 firefighters rushed to the scene after the 11:40 p.m. blast, which occurred in the basement level of the building, London Fire Brigade officials said. Nine people were treated at the scene and five others were badly injured enough that…
Bahrain set for disputed election
Friday, 21 November 2014 21:55
22 November 2014Last updated at 03:41 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Supporters of the opposition al-Wefaq movement gather before the poll Continue reading the main story Related StoriesBahrain opposition 'to boycott poll'Bahrain: Will polls fuel unrest?Bahrain elections due despite boycott Watch Bahraini voters are due to take part in the country's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests broke out in 2011. The government has called on all of the country's political factions to participate in Saturday's…

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