Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:53:22 GMT
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the...More >>
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:31:39 GMT
The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >>
The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with shipments traversing borders and front lines, the agency said Tuesday.More >>
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The U.N.'s top human rights body is being asked to investigate the alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.More >>
The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:01:42 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
A Ukrainian official said Tuesday that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:11:28 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:11:03 GMT
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) issued a statement Tuesday regarding the situation in Syria and the President's
request for an authorization of military force.
This is her statement:
"I'm carefully weighing the
decision before Congress on Syria. I want to see all the relevant information
from our military and intelligence sources, and also listen to the views and
concerns of those I represent here in Alabama.
"A vote to authorize the use
of military force is a solemn duty, and one I take very seriously. Right now it
looks like a vote will take place next week after I will have returned to
Washington and been able to take part in more detailed classified briefings. I
think that will allow me to make the most informed decision possible.
"Though it does not appear
necessary at the moment, I'm prepared to cut our district town hall visits
short and reconvene in Washington for classified meetings if that's what we
need to do.
"This is a serious decision
that will likely have implications far beyond Syria. No one is even talking
about the fact that September 11th is right around the corner.
Remember that it was just a year ago that we were caught unprepared in a
terrorist attack in this very dangerous part of the world.
"Over the last six months,
the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has been focused on getting to
the bottom of the military's preparedness leading up to the Benghazi attack,
and asking what changes have been made to ensure such an attack will never
happen again. Now, here we are a week away from 9-11 and the stakes couldn't be
much higher for our next move in the Middle East.
"Before the United States
gets involved militarily in this situation, I want to hear a clear plan from
our Commander-In-Chief for what happens next. What's the end game, and how will
our military involvement help get us there?"
Rep. Roby is currently engaged in a three-week
district work period with several town hall meetings and dozens of other visits
dedicated to listening to the concerns and views of constituents. At the
moment, the "Martha Listens" Town Hall events in Elmore County on Wednesday,
September 4, and in Enterprise on Thursday, September 5 are scheduled to go
INFORMATION SOURCE: Rep. Martha Roby's press office
12 East Delano Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36105