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  • Arming Syrian rebels bridges partisan divide

    Democratic and Republican lawmakers this week will likely form a bipartisan coalition to pass President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels.

  • North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available. The specific charges or punishment he could face were not announced...

  • Search ends as missing Navy pilot presumed dead

    The Navy on Saturday ended its search for a pilot missing after two F/A-18 jet fighters collided in the western Pacific Ocean.

  • Al-Shabab terrorist cell discovered in Uganda

    A terrorist cell has been discovered in Uganda, leading the State Department to warn Americans there to stay hidden or flee.

  • Islamic State releases another beheading video

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria released Saturday a video showing another reported beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

  • Iraqi Prime Minister orders army to stop shelling to protect civilians

    Haider al-Abadi said Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants were intentionally seeking populated areas for to inflict more collateral damage to innocent victims.

  • Obama's unnecessary, unpromising war

    American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.

  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders. "Early in the morning, we entered Ukraine to bring...

  • Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor, Libya. The Egyptian position adds another layer to the...

  • Support Obama's new Islamic State plan

    After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

  • Yemen troops clash with Shiite rebels in capital

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni troops on Saturday clashed with Shiite rebels who have been demonstrating in the capital for weeks demanding the resignation of the government, throwing a deal to end the standoff into question and raising fears of a wider conflict. The clashes broke out in a...

  • Kerry: 'Would not be appropriate' for Iran to attend conference on combating Islamic State

    Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran shouldn't come to a Paris conference about the threat posed by the Islamic State.

  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target...

  • Massive U.S. aid overwhelms Afghans

    American officials have spent billions of tax dollars "setting up projects or programs that the Afghans cannot or will not sustain once international forces" leave Afghanistan, according to a government watchdog.

  • German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said. The identity of the 27-year-old man has not been released. Police said...



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