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  • Activists: Government airstrikes kill 29 in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the north killed at least 29 people Saturday, activists said, as al-Qaida-linked rebels captured one of the country’s oil field …


  • Bus bomber’s husband, 4 others killed in Dagestan

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The husband of a suicide bomber who killed six people on a bus died Saturday after a stand-off with police in Russia’s restive south, the country’s …


  • India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward …


  • Group: Egyptian ex-army officer was suicide bomber

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants say the suicide bomber who carried out a failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s interior minister last month was a sacked military officer. A video posted …


  • Syria’s civil war plays out on social media

    BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …


  • Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria’s capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said. …


  • Syria weapons deal averts U.S. military move for now

    GENEVA (AP) — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward …


  • Egypt’s Mubarak waves, grins as his trial resumes

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak was back in court Saturday, grinning and waving as his trial resumed on charges related to the killings of some 900 …


  • Al-Qaida in Iraq calls on Egyptians to fight army

    CAIRO (AP) — A leader of al-Qaida’s Iraqi branch called Saturday on Egyptians to fight their army and derided the Muslim Brotherhood as “evil” for seeking power through democracy. The …


  • Syrians bracing for possible US strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government …


  • Palestinians call off round of talks after clash

    QALANDIA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian negotiators called off a planned round of peace talks Monday after Israeli soldiers killed three protesters during clashes following an arrest raid …


  • Soldier guilty of murder for Fort Hood shootings

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one …


  • Car bombs kill 36 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings, mainly targeting markets in and near Baghdad, killed 36 people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has …


  • Westerners evacuated amid terror fears in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack …


  • Iraq sees highest monthly death toll in 5 years

    BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows …


  • 30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria

    POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants attacked a boarding school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Saturday, killing 29 students and one teacher. Some of the pupils were burned alive in …


  • Insider attack kills 3 US troops in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man in an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on the American troops working with him in the country’s east on Saturday, killing three of …


  • Female suicide bomber injures 12 in Russian region

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A female suicide bomber identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at …


  • Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, …


  • Rebels attack sprawling air base in northern Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels attacked a sprawling military air base in the country’s northwest on Saturday, while in the south opposition forces assaulted a string of army checkpoints and …


  • Child soldiers patrol C. African Republic capital

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — As fighters in fatigues lounge in the shade of the rebel camp in the capital of Central African Republic, a boy jumps up to …


  • Cops: Boston must stay in place amid terror hunt

    WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says all of Boston must stay in their homes as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continues. Boston Police …


  • Activists say Syrian airstrike kills 12 civilians

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country’s northwest has killed at least 12 civilians. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activist …


  • Obama in Israel for first trip as president

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into the turbulent Middle East Wednesday, assuring Israel of the U.S. commitment to its security while cautioning that the region’s “winds …


  • Furious over sanctions, N. Korea vows to nuke US

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by …


  • Police: Suicide bombing at US Embassy in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital on Friday, killing himself and one other …


  • US eyes drone base in Africa with al-Qaida in mind

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to base unarmed American surveillance drones in the African nation of Niger highlight the Obama administration’s growing concern about extremist influences in the volatile region. They …


  • Obama: U.S. ready to assist Algerian officials

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday the U.S. stands ready to provide whatever assistance Algerian officials need in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attack at a natural gas …


  • US Army seeks death sentence in Afghan rampage

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Army is seeking the death penalty against a soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a punishment some experts …


  • Officials: 31 people fired in Army daycare scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 31 people were fired from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions …

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