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Middle East & North Africa To fight Islamic State, we need jobs for youth in the Middle East Basil El-Baz | GlobalPost As the world unites in its determination to defeat the Islamic State (IS), we must all acknowledge that to complete this task fully and ensure...

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International News Coverage NATO, Russia, Tunisia, Yemen, US NATO to form rapid-response force amid tensions in Ukraine, Middle East Carol Morello | Washington Post NATO officials said Tuesday that they will form an interim military force equipped to deploy quickly if...

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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to be nominated as next defense secretary Craig Whitlock & Missy Ryan | The Washington Post President Obama will nominate Ashton B. Carter, a physicist with long experience in national security circles and at the Pentagon, as...

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Middle East & North Africa Inside Islamic State’s oil empire: how captured oilfields fuel Isis insurgency Fazel Hawramy, Shalaw Mohammed & Luke Harding | The Guardian Islamic State has consolidated its grip on oil supplies in Iraq and now presides over a...

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Military Technology Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation Robert Burns | Yahoo News Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and...