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  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad
    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

    Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier
    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The soldier, recognizable as...
  • Syria militants release video apparently showing Lebanese hostages

    Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has released an online video assailing the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah and showing images of what appear to be Lebanese police officers and soldiers captured last month. The 27-minute video —...
  • Islamic State video depicts beheading of Kurdish Iraqi soldier, warns against U.S. alliance

    Islamic State video depicts beheading of Kurdish Iraqi soldier, warns against U.S. alliance
    Kurdish Iraqi officials on Friday condemned a video depicting the beheading of one of their soldiers by Islamic State extremists, who said it was retribution for the Kurds’ alliance with the United States. The six-minute video shows 15 Kurdish...
  • The Arab Film Festival visits Los Angeles on Friday through Sunday

    The Arab Film Festival visits Los Angeles on Friday through Sunday
    The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the...
  • Plantation Police assessment coming up

    If you are served by the Plantation Police Department, you may wish to take a moment and let assessors know how the agency is doing. A team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will observe the department...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
  • Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway

    Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway
    BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have regained control of a strategic town along the nation’s major north-south highway, state media reported Monday, as troops advanced in a sweeping offensive designed to secure the route and sever opposition...
  • Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt

    Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt
    CAIRO -- Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital. Nearly...
  • Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says

    Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says
    LONDON — Europe has failed miserably to do its part to assuage Syria’s desperate refugee crisis, accepting a shamefully small number of people fleeing the civil war there and maltreating those who try to get in, Amnesty International said...
  • Family paints different picture of terrorist suspect

    When officials pulled Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen off a bus bound for Mexico, they said the security guard was headed to Lebanon and planned to make his way across its rugged terrain into Syria. Traveling under the name Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, the 24-year-old...