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  • Killing of U.S. major general in Afghanistan revives worries about safety of trainers

    WASHINGTON An American major general was fatally gunned down by an Afghan soldier Tuesday at a Kabul military academy, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. officer killed in combat overseas since the Vietnam War and renewing fears about the ability of U.S....
  • Iranian officials say they have armed Hamas for fight with Israel

    Two senior Iranian officials told an Arabic-language television channel Monday that Tehran has supplied missile technology to Hamas for its fight against Israel. Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in an interview with the Arabic...
  • Americans find meaning in Israeli military service

    Americans find meaning in Israeli military service
    When she was in 10th grade, Risa Kelemer made up her mind: She wanted to serve in the army. The Israeli army. A member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Greenspring and a student at Yeshivat Rambam in Park Heights, the Baltimore native visited the...
  • Israeli soldier once thought imprisoned by Hamas is buried

    KFAR SABA, Israel Israelis surged through quaint tree-lined streets and crowded among the graves of a military cemetery here Sunday to bury Hadar Goldin, the soldier briefly thought to have been captured by Hamas. Thousands of his countrymen listened to...
  • Israel says missing soldier is dead

    JERUSALEM The Israeli army said early Sunday that an Israeli soldier believed to have been kidnapped by Hamas militants in fighting in the Gaza Strip was in fact killed in action, reversing its earlier reports that he had apparently been seized. An...
  • Congress approves funds for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

    Congress on Friday approved $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system, a Pentagon-backed request to shore up the U.S. ally amid continued hostilities in the Gaza Strip. With little debate, Congress cleared the measure as lawmakers...
  • Investigators collecting remains, evidence from MH-17 crash site

    International investigators on Friday collected decomposing remains and belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster after finally getting access to the eastern Ukraine crash site, Dutch officials reported. "We hope that the start...
  • Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza

    Israeli strikes intensify; 16 killed at U.N. school-shelter in Gaza
    Most residents were asleep when the strikes started Wednesday at a United Nations school sheltering 3,300 Palestinians displaced by the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Two shells slammed into classrooms packed with women and children,...
  • Israeli leader says cross-border tunnels must be destroyed

    Israeli leader says cross-border tunnels must be destroyed
    Amid mounting international concern over civilian casualties and demands for an immediate cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Thursday that he would accept no truce that would prevent Israel from demolishing the cross-border...
  • Pentagon, Army to review plagiarism allegations against Sen. Walsh

    The Defense Department and the Department of the Army will be reviewing the plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army War College, where Walsh allegedly used the work of other people in his...
  • Obama, Europe's leaders hit Russia with stiff sanctions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia's energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict...