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  • Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some...

  • Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly...

  • Letting in the wrong refugees

    Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles' heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It's the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.

  • A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. He was the first American suicide bomber in that civil war. Abusalha, 22, was a community college student who...

  • Kurdish fighters pour into Syria to fight Islamic State

    Hundreds of Kurdish fighters entered Syria from Turkey and Iraq Saturday to defend Syrian Kurds from attack by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces.

  • S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops. Seyoum Mesfin, the chairman of the South Sudan mediation process by the regional block IGAD, Saturday condemned the fighting in Renk County in the Upper...

  • NORAD: Eight Russian war planes intercepted this week

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command has reported that Canadian and American fighter jets intercepted Russian war planes this week.

  • Egypt's president said he warned of Islamic State threat a year ago

    In his first interview with a non-Egyptian media outlet since taking office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi the Associated Press that he recognized the threat and had acted to prevent a civil war from breaking out in Egypt.

  • Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. Despite...

  • 10 activists, officers killed in Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday. Among the slain Thursday and Friday were two activist bloggers, and four current and former...

  • 'Troubling': Republicans demand answers from Kerry on Iran

    A group of 31 Republican senators sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter Friday expressing grave concern over "troubling nuclear concessions to Iran."

  • Lack of trust keeps Iran, US away from coalition

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and the United States share a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but a deep-seated lack of trust has so far kept the longtime foes from publicly joining hands in a coalition to defeat the extremists. Their inability to work together complicates efforts to...

  • Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack. David Kimaiyo said police have doubled patrols across the country and asked entertainment facilities to continuously...

  • Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for the mission to succeed,...



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