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Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gestures during a birthday reception for Kissinger's 90th birthday in Berlin, on June 11, 2013.

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Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gestures during a birthday reception for Kissinger's 90th birthday in Berlin, on June 11, 2013.

Kerry Calls on Kissinger: ‘Diplomacy’

Secretary of State John Kerry is going to one of State’s senior statesmen: Kerry is consulting Henry Kissinger, the 90-year-old embodiment of Cold War foreign policy and one of the gray-beards of the foreign policy establishment, before heading off to...

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Men look at the wreckage of a vehicle near Ain Amenas, Algeria. Algerian bomb squads scouring a gas plant where Islamist militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage found "numerous" new bodies on Jan. 20, 2013 as they searched for explosive traps left behind by the attackers, a security official said, a day after a bloody raid ended the four-day siege of the remote desert refinery.

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Men look at the wreckage of a vehicle near Ain Amenas, Algeria. Algerian bomb squads scouring a gas plant where Islamist militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage found "numerous" new bodies on Jan. 20, 2013 as they searched for explosive traps left behind by the attackers, a security official said, a day after a bloody raid ended the four-day siege of the remote desert refinery.

Terrorists Tagged Twice by State — In Case They Didn’t Get the Memo

The Abdallah Azzam Brigades, a militant organization based in Lebanon and the Arabian Peninsula, is a bad, bad group of terrorists. So bad, in fact, that the U.S. has officially declared them a terrorist organization – for the second time...

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Algerian men look at national newspapers headlining the terrorist attack and kidnapping in Amenas at a news stand in Algiers, on Jan. 17, 2013.

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Algerian men look at national newspapers headlining the terrorist attack and kidnapping in Amenas at a news stand in Algiers, on Jan. 17, 2013.

Obama Administration Rations Words — Algerian Terrorism Post-Benghazi

In the aftermath of a bruising partisan battle over what the Obama administration knew about an extremist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and when it knew it, officials are rationing their words for a new crisis in Algeria. White House Press...

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