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The United States confirmed that Iran released 10 U.S. Navy sailors Wednesday, a day after they were detained when they drifted into Iranian territorial waters.

"Islamic State extremists are advising their supporters and recruits in the West to shave their beards and pretend to be Christians."

"The crew of two small U.S. Navy vessels are being held by Iran."

The Philippine Supreme Court has upheld a defense pact with the United States.

A South Korean official said Monday Seoul and the United States are discussing other U.S. "strategic assets" that can be deployed on the Korean peninsula.

"The Islamic State has a new front: an established foothold in Libya. And Libya gives IS a new opportunity: a place from which to expand into Africa and Europe."