In an escalation of the standoff over islands in the East China Sea, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Friday that it had scrambled two fighter jets to identify U.S. and Japanese planes flying through claimed airspace without notice.
During testimony at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday, senior U.S. officials outlined the path ahead for U.S. forces in Afghanistan and discussed the risks of not getting a Bilateral Security Agreement signed quickly.
A U.S.-British decision to suspend nonlethal aid to opposition fighters in northern Syria was taken impulsively and in haste, a spokesman for Syria's main Western-backed rebel group said Thursday, adding that he hoped it would soon be reversed.
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