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  • Iraqi military, bolstered by Shiite militias, poised to attack idled oil refinery

    IRBIL, Iraq A mix of Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias aligned with the government are poised to attempt to break the Islamic State's five-month siege on Iraq's largest oil refinery after a series of military gains along the country's main north-...
  • Islamic State massacres 322 tribe members, Iraq says

    Islamic State massacres 322 tribe members, Iraq says
    Islamic State militants have killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, including dozens of women and children whose bodies were dumped in a well, the government said in the first official confirmation of the scale of the massacre....
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Thousands Turn Out For Hartford Parade To Honor Veterans

    Thousands Turn Out For Hartford Parade To Honor Veterans
    HARTFORD – Thousands gathered in downtown Hartford Sunday afternoon for the 15th annual Connecticut Veterans Parade, the largest veterans parade in New England. Anita Gomes went to the parade to remember her nephew, Army Sgt. Felix M. DelGreco Jr....
  • A halfhearted U.S. war effort in the Middle East

     A halfhearted U.S. war effort in the Middle East
    A common thread connects U.S. military operations of the last 20 or more years: We've persistently tried to fight them on the cheap. In gauging the requirements of a prospective campaign, “What do we need to win?” has repeatedly taken a back...
  • Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure

    Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure
    Sgt. Ahmed Hassan says he hasn't fired a shot at Islamic State fighters in six weeks. From his perch atop an Iraqi army guard tower in this ramshackle city just west of Baghdad, he peers over his rifle sight toward a military checkpoint clogged with...
  • Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war

    Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war
    I teach violin in Beverly Hills, and this summer I received an unusual request. Jonathan Hollander, a choreographer and founder of the nearly 40-year-old Battery Dance Company in New York, contacted me through mutual friends. Hollander was looking for a...
  • Islamic State, Nusra combine to rout US-backed forces in Syria

    ISTANBUL Al Qaida-backed militants Saturday stormed the base of the most prominent civilian commander in the U.S.-backed Syrian rebel force, forcing him and his fighters to flee into hiding in the Jebal al Zawiya mountains of northern Syria. Jamal...
  • Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions

    Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions
    An intriguing new figure is gaining prominence in the Iranian government just as regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria intensify and nuclear talks with the West move toward a Nov. 24 deadline. The newly prominent official is Ali Shamkhani, the head of...
  • War for women intensifies in campaign's final days

    BOULDER, Colo. The war for women is raging in campaigns across the country in these last days before Tuesday's midterm elections, and though Democrats have comfortable leads in most key races, the margins aren't as comfortable as they'd like or need....
  • Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

    Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change
    It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security. On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in...