Middle East

UN Ambassador: Others Ready to Fight Islamic State

Samantha Power
A file photo of United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power holding a press conference in New York City. Power answered questions on foreign extremist Islamist fighters joining ISIS in Syria and Iraq and the most recent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, amongst other topics. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON—The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha...




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