The US Pentagon is to announce it will lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat. The policy change will open up thousands of jobs to women who have been kept out from frontline positions and elite commandos.
Anticipating the collapse of Kobani, leaders from NATO and the US are to meet with Turkish officials to talk military strategy. All sides fear the "Islamic State" militants, but disagree on how to push them back.
He was elected to bring peace - now Barack Obama is going to war. But the US president has no other choice, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
The US has reported that Russia could soon move heavy weaponry into Ukraine. EU officials have proposed new sanctions in the wake of recent allegations that Russia had a hand in bringing down a Malaysia Airlines flight.
Barack Obama has pledged further US assistance against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in a conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. A fourth US citizen to contract the disease is en route to Atlanta.
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