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  • Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of...
  • Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]

    Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]
    It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly qualified by that...
  • Islamic State suicide bombers kill 28 Kurds; police chief assassinated

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic State bombers assassinated an Iraqi provincial police chief and killed 28 people in an attack on a Kurdish security headquarters on Sunday, a second straight day of mass attacks that killed scores. The two attacks,...
  • Triple bombing in northern Iraq kills at least 58 people

    A series of bomb blasts Sunday targeting a compound housing Kurdish security and intelligence forces in the northeast Iraq province of Diyala killed at least 58 people and wounded scores more, according to Iraqi officials. A suicide bomber detonated...
  • Decorated veteran starts Vypr Ballistic eyewear business

    Decorated veteran starts Vypr Ballistic eyewear business
    Mac Verdi loved the Army and hoped to make a career of military service. But after two tours in Iraq, combat injuries to his legs forced him to leave in 2008. Yet the Boca Raton resident counts himself lucky. "When I was in Baghdad, we were losing a...
  • Defense Secretary sees long-term fight against Islamic State

    Defense Secretary sees long-term fight against Islamic State
    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday that the embattled Syrian city of Kobani was a very difficult problem but added that air strikes had made some progress in driving back Islamic State militants. Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Army drops murder charges against soldier in Iraqi civilian deaths

    SEATTLE The Army has dropped two murder charges against a soldier who had been accused of killing two Iraqi civilians in 2007, according to Joint Base Lewis-McChord officials. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera, however, will still face a court-martial for...
  • Iron will needed to overcome allies' double game, beat ISIS

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Troubles all around, Obama's legacy is clouded

    WASHINGTON -- It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly...
  • Kurdish leader threatens Turkish peace deal collapse

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Kurdish militant has threatened Turkey with a new Kurdish revolt if it sticks with its current policy of non-intervention in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobani. Kurdish forces allied to the Kurdistan Workers' Party...