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This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with truckloads of captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq.

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This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with truckloads of captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq.

Banned Iranian U.N. Envoy Tweeting U.S.-Iran Alliance

Remember Hamid Aboutalebi? He was the Iranian envoy to the United Nations barred from entering the U.S. because of his role as an interpreter for the militant student group that took American diplomats hostage in 1979. After keeping a low...

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A blindfolded U.S. hostage is paraded by his captors at the U.S. Embassy on Nov. 8, 1979 in Tehran, Iran.

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A blindfolded U.S. hostage is paraded by his captors at the U.S. Embassy on Nov. 8, 1979 in Tehran, Iran.

Iranian Hardliners: Remember U.S. Embassy

A European Parliament resolution yesterday which expressed “grave concerns” over violation of human rights in Iran has provoked angry response from Iranian officials. The EU resolution drew attention to Iran’s lack of cooperation with United Nations human rights bodies, including...

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Ukrainian representative to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev attends a press conference about the on-going social upheaval in Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2014 at the United Nations.

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Ukrainian representative to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev attends a press conference about the on-going social upheaval in Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2014 at the United Nations.

Ukraine’s UN Envoy to Yanukovych’s Next Host: `Enjoy… These Crooks’

While Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev has no idea where former President Viktor Yanukovych is or where he will seek refuge, he has one word of advice for Yanukovych’s future host: “Enjoy.” Even Yanukovych’s own party leaders do...

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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, 2013.

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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, 2013.

Rohani Skips Obama Handshake for Meeting with Hollande — Iran Cites Wine List

Would they meet behind closed doors? Chat during a luncheon? Shake hands in a hallway? After days of speculation about President Barack Obama’s and Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s plans to meet in New York, United Nations-watchers finally have their answer: None...

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Declan Power Sunstein hugs his mother, Samantha Power, the nominee to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations, at the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Declan Power Sunstein hugs his mother, Samantha Power, the nominee to be the U.S. representative to the United Nations, at the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Power Confirmed for U.N. Post

Samantha Power is the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The U.S. Senate said so today, on a vote of 87-10. BREAKING: Samantha Power just confirmed as US Ambassador to the UN. Welcome to @USUN, Ambassador Power! — US Mission to...

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President Barack Obama speaks as former aide Samantha Power, left, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, right, and incumbent National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, second left, listen during a personnel announcement at the Rose Garden of the White House on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks as former aide Samantha Power, left, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, right, and incumbent National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, second left, listen during a personnel announcement at the Rose Garden of the White House on June 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Rice, Power: Elbows, Stars and Stripes

President Barack Obama had a back-handed compliment for Susan Rice, his friend and counsel and new National Security Adviser — as well as able tennis-player. (He has played basketball with her brother.) “It runs in the family — throwing the...

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Samantha Power,  former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council, and foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama, emerges from the West Wing of the White House in this 2010 file photo.

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Samantha Power, former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council, and foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama, emerges from the West Wing of the White House in this 2010 file photo.

Power Play: Obama vs. Republicans

Samantha Power once called Hillary Clinton “a monster.” That was during Barack Obama’s campaign for president, when Clinton was his primary threat. Now Clinton is a retired secretary of state, formerly of the Obama administration. And Power, a national security...

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Pakistani activists of the hard line Sunni party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) beat a protrait ofPresident Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Peshawar.

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Pakistani activists of the hard line Sunni party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) beat a protrait ofPresident Barack Obama during a protest against an anti-Islam movie in Peshawar.

Obama: `Awful Things Every Day’

President Barack Obama managed to draw some actual laughs in an otherwise somber speech today to the United Nations General Assembly when he explained why the U.S. doesn’t ban videos such as the anti-Muslim screed that sparked attacks on U.S. embassies...

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