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  • Fighting persists in Yemen after Saudis vow to ease airstrikes

    A scaling-back of the Saudi Arabia-led air war brought some relief Wednesday to residents of Yemen’s capital, but intensive bombardment continued in the city of Taiz, and street fighting raged in the port of Aden, the country’s commercial...
  • Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten

     Family fears that Afghan prisoner at Guantanamo will be forgotten
    For 12 years, Obaidullah's family has watched the release of more than 200 Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obaidullah and many others were captured as young men in the mainly Pashtun areas of eastern and southern...
  • Pause in bombardment urged in Yemen for evacuations, aid deliveries

    Pause in bombardment urged in Yemen for evacuations, aid deliveries
    As a Saudi Arabia-led air coalition continued to strike rebel targets across Yemen, Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross on Saturday called for a pause in the bombardment to enable the evacuation of foreigners and the delivery of aid to...
  • In Yemen, blast at dairy complex leaves at least 40 dead

    In Yemen, blast at dairy complex leaves at least 40 dead
    At least 40 people died in a blast at a dairy complex in western Yemen on Wednesday as warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition continued to pummel insurgent positions across the country. The circumstances of the explosion that all but leveled the site in...
  • Iranians denounce airstrikes in Yemen, warn others not to 'play with fire'

    Amid a burst of harsh new rhetoric from Iran, the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition on Tuesday staged a sixth day of airstrikes against Shiite Muslim Houthi rebel targets across the country. Naval bombardment struck Houthi positions on the outskirts...
  • Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes

    Statement by the President on Cuba policy changes
    Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an...
  • El Comedor provides a welcome and dignity to migrants deported from U.S.

    El Comedor provides a welcome and dignity to migrants deported from U.S.
    The migrants begin gathering just after daybreak. Women with young children in tow, men in wool caps and faded hoodies. Others still wearing the bright orange uniforms they were issued in prison. Few speak. Most look down at their feet. Hours...
  • In Iraq, like anywhere, it's hard to find good morgue workers

    In Iraq, like anywhere, it's hard to find good morgue workers
    There was blood on the white tile floor, on the eight metal gurneys and on the hands of the worker using coarse black thread to sew up an autopsy incision on the latest body to arrive at the moldering central morgue. A sour smell of blood filled the air...
  • U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan

    U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan
    The U.S. military shut its last detention center in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a day after a Senate Intelligence Committee report highlighted torture of terrorism suspects at former CIA-run prisons in the country. The U.S. military shuttered its prison...
  • President Obama's statement on Cuba policy change

    Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our...
  • Colombian general freed in jungle by rebel captors

    Colombian general freed in jungle by rebel captors
    A Colombian army general was released by his rebel captors Sunday in a remote northwestern jungle, setting the scene for a resumption of peace talks that were halted after insurgents captured the commander two weeks earlier. President Juan Manuel Santos...