McCain denounces US troop withdrawal plan in Afghanistan

2015-07-04 16:57

Influential Senator John McCain says the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 would be a "serious mistake".

McCain tries to define his legacy - report

2015-01-19 12:46

John McCain is waging another campaign, this time to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old has rebounded as the chairperson of the senate armed services committee.

Iraq crisis stirs fears Afghanistan could be next

2014-06-19 07:44

The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

Calls for US to act to save Nigerian schoolgirls

2014-05-06 08:32

Calls have mounted for US action to help find and free more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped last month by Islamist militants, amid growing outrage and fears over their fate.

McCain slams Putin in Pravda opinion piece

2013-09-19 08:01

Republican Senator John McCain is accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, repression and self-serving rule in an opinion piece for Pravda.

McCain: Rebels feel abandoned by US

2013-09-11 17:45

US Senator John McCain has said that the cause of rebels fighting in Syria has been obscured in the rapid military and diplomatic events following a chemical weapons attack.

McCain plays poker game at Syria debate

2013-09-04 14:00

In a startling counterweight to the seriousness in Washington surrounding US plans to bomb Syria, senator John McCain was caught playing poker on his smartphone during congress hearings.VIDEO

Obama seeks support for Syria strike at G-20

2013-09-03 11:01

President Barack Obama plans to urge reluctant world leaders to back a strike against Syria even though the prospects for military action depend on the votes of a fractured US Congress.

Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain

2013-09-02 12:01

President Barack Obama is inviting Senator John McCain to the White House, hoping his foe in the 2008 presidential election will help sell the idea of a US military intervention in Syria.

US Congress split on cutting Egypt aid

2013-08-19 14:59

Members of Congress are split over whether the US should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing the Obama administration who are considering US interests.


McCain urges ground forces to combat ISIS

2015-01-19 21:43

US Senator John McCain has urged the deployment of international ground forces to combat jihadists in Syria and Iraq, as he toured the Middle East with a Senate delegation.

McCain may shake up US defence in new Senate role

2014-11-05 14:42

One of Barack Obama’s noisiest detractors, John McCain is expected to take the helm of the powerful Armed Services Committee in the new Republican-controlled US Senate.

US prisoner swap ignites criticism

2014-06-02 07:13

The deal to free Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for Taliban prisoners has ignited criticism after the insurgents' leader declared a "big victory", but also raised hopes for peace.

Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier

2014-04-24 12:53

The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signalled a willingness to release him but are unclear which US officials have the authority to make a deal.

White House: Russian prestige on the line in Syria

2013-09-12 07:02

The White House has tried to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria's chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States.

Senators craft Syria alternative

2013-09-10 16:50

Senior congressional aides have said a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorising US military force against Syria.

US lawmakers rally behind Syria strike plan

2013-09-04 08:00

Top US lawmakers have begun rallying behind President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria as a warning to other nations against the use of chemical weapons.

Syria's Assad warns 'regional war' could erupt

2013-09-03 08:01

Bashar Assad has warned that strikes against him could ignite a regional war, while a French intelligence report says forces loyal to the leader carried out a "massive" chemical attack.

McCain urges 'serious' US action on Syria

2013-08-26 13:04

A "very serious" US response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government does not require UN corroboration that the incident took place, a Republican senator says.

McCain's deals are priceless for Obama

2013-08-02 12:59

In the Republican Party, a party that generally brooks no compromise with President Barack Obama, John McCain is the compromiser-in-chief and has been described in the media as "Obama's secret weapon".

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