The Obama administration has reportedly suspended aid to the Syrian rebels in response.
The Obama administration has halted all deliveries of non-lethal U.S. aid to opposition forces in Syria, amid concerns over increasing violence between secular rebel groups and Islamic fundamentalists in the country.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on the main NATO base in Kabul on Wednesday.
Taliban fighters set off a car bomb outside the main gate used by U.S. and allied forces, hitting a German convoy entering the...
But budget agreement requires veterans under 62 to pay more into their retirement accounts.
The Topline: The plan from defense lawmakers to quickly pass a Defense authorization bill in the House and Senate is running into resistance from Senate Republicans.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized...
"At this point I would not attach a lot of importance to it," Ambassador James Dobbins, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told the Senate Foreign Relations panel on Tuesday.
Washington's top diplomat in Afghanistan told Congress that President Hamid Karzai is playing a dangerous game in stonewalling a postwar pact, reiterating the Obama administration remains willing to pull all forces out of the country next year.
McConnell criticized Reid for pushing the Defense authorization bill without amendments.
Two senior commanders with the American-backed Free Syrian Army were kidnapped and executed by al Qaeda fighters, highlighting the increasingly violent schism between the country's secular opposition and the Islamic radical groups fighting alongside them.
They are trying to defuse anger over the move to rush through the $607 billion Defense bill.