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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker says U.S. ‘negotiating a surrender’

Ryan Crocker, a former top diplomat to the Bush and Obama administrations, said a proposed deal with the Taliban to remove U.S. forces from the country amounted to “basically negotiating …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for people …


Schoolyard conflicts may be linked to serious health problems later in life, research shows

The study found that a protein in the bloodstream that has been associated with development of cancerous tumors, osteoporosis, arthritis and other problems associated with aging, was present at high …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions

Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel’s seeming capitulation when …


Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million …


U.S. patrols in South China Sea justify defensive deployments, China says

Upping the ante in the feud over who is responsible for rising tensions in the South China Sea, China on Wednesday said repeated U.S. Navy patrols in the area are …


Could Facebook help mend the Middle East?

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres plans to visit Facebook headquarters today in what he describes as an effort to use social networking to mend divides governments …


Opponent: Edinger seeking sympathy

Coeur d’Alene City Council candidate Adam Graves said Thursday that his opponent’s claim that Graves is “out to get his family” is “pure political posturing in pursuit of the sympathy …


Rebel Ambush Kills 38 In Sierra Leone

Thirty-one civilians and seven soldiers were killed in a rebel ambush in eastern Sierra Leone, the military said Wednesday, raising fears of a renewal of fighting after months of relative …


Russians, Chechens Tangle As Leaders Talk Cease-Fire Agreed-To Truce Largely Ignored While Panel To Monitor It Mulled

Russian and Chechen forces blasted each other with artillery and mortars Saturday as their commanders negotiated details of a 4-day-old cease-fire that has hardly prevented any fighting. The meeting in …


Soldiers, Gadhafi Guard Killed In Militants’ Attacks Libyan Leader’s Policies Provoke Conservative Muslims’ Anger

Thirteen soldiers and a bodyguard of Col. Moammar Gadhafi have been killed in the latest eruption of violence between the Libyan government and Muslim militants, a leading Arabic-language newspaper reported …


Lebanon Asks U.N. To Condemn Israel

Lebanon asked the Security Council on Wednesday to condemn Israel for shelling a U.N. camp and killing at least 91 people, basing the request on U.N. report countering Israel’s claim …


Chechens Deny Report Of Rebel Leader’s Death Russian Government Cannot Confirm That Dudayev Killed

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Cease-Fire In Works As Fighting Rages On Syria And Lebanon Consider U.S. Call For Truce, But Hezbollah’s Decision Will Be The Key

Fatima Ismail comforts her 4-year-old son, Ali, at the hospital in Tyre. Ali was wounded in Thursday’s shelling by Israel of the U.N. base at Qana. Photo by Associated Press


Deadly Strike Not First At U.N. Posts ‘Many Close Calls’ Experienced Before Hit That Killed Refugees

Israeli shells had previously hit two other U.N. posts and fallen close to U.N. convoys during the bombardment of south Lebanon before Thursday’s artillery strike killed at least 75 refugees …


Beirut Struggles Under Toll Of Six Days Of Heavy Attacks

As Israel pounded targets in Lebanon for the sixth straight day, this capital staggered on Tuesday under the social and economic strain of an assault that has all but closed …


Rockets Finish Off Small Town

Saying there was little hope left of saving any hostages, Russian forces unleashed a blizzard of rockets Wednesday on the tiny village they have been unable to take in three …


U.N. Admits Air Attacks Probably Killed Civilians Nato Warplanes Back In Action Against Repaired Air Defenses

Serb women attend the funeral of a reported victim of shelling by U.N. forces in Ilidza, a Serb-held suburb of Sarajevo. Photo by Associated Press