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  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State

    Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State
    Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State training centers and weapons storage sites Thursday, intensifying attacks after the militants burned to death a captured Jordanian pilot. As part of the new campaign, Jordan is also attacking...
  • Is 'American Sniper' a litmus test for patriotism?

    Is 'American Sniper' a litmus test for patriotism?
    “Selma” didn't stand a chance. On the long weekend celebrating the defiantly nonviolent legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., American moviegoers championed a very different and extraordinarily deadly warrior. Many reasons for the walloping...
  • Russian mother of 7 suspected of treason released from prison after public outrage

    A mother of seven accused of spying for Ukraine was released from custody in Russia on Tuesday following public outrage. Even though Svetlana Davydova was freed, charges against her are still pending. Her youngest child is a 2-month-old baby whom she was...
  • AP Interview: Iraq's increasingly visible former premier denies he is seeking a comeback

    Iraq's former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday denied he is seeking a political comeback, despite frequent appearances in local media and a recent visit to the country's influential neighbor Iran. Al-Maliki, who stepped aside last year after...
  • Rebels and Ukrainian authorities jointly evacuate residents from battle-scarred eastern town

    In the freezing, muddy winter that plagues eastern Ukraine, dozens of buses rolled down a highway Friday, bringing a glimmer of hope to those trapped for weeks in the crossfire of a relentless war. The government-held town of Debaltseve, a key railway...
  • Ukraine fighting intensifies after talks fail to reach truce accord

    Ukraine fighting intensifies after talks fail to reach truce accord
    Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, one day after representatives of the government and pro-Russia separatists failed to reach a truce at a meeting brokered by Russian and international mediators. Twenty fighters died and dozens were...
  • Ukraine says more Russian troops crossed border; fighting escalates

    Ukraine's president on Wednesday accused Russia of moving additional troops and military hardware into his country, a charge the Moscow quickly denied amid intense fighting in eastern Ukraine. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,...
  • Ukraine president urges cease-fire after peace talks collapse

    KIEV, Ukraine �� Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a truce in the eastern European country after peace talks broke down and violence escalated. Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande...
  • Jordan says IS can be defeated; Mideast revulsion over video of pilot's death by burning

    Jordan called Wednesday for a decisive battle against the Islamic State group, declaring "this evil can and should be defeated," after the militants burned a Jordanian pilot to death in a cage and gleefully broadcast the horrific images on outdoor screens...
  • How terrorist hackers are ruffling the U.S. military

    Pentagon officials have started calling retired generals to let them know that their home addresses, private emails and other personal information appeared in a document that was publicized globally by a group claiming to support the Islamic State....
  • President says Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militants, blames Muslim Brotherhood

    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his nation to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists Saturday following a wave of attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi made his televised address as military commanders...