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  • Sri Lanka road trip finds north and south still divided after civil war

    Sri Lanka road trip finds north and south still divided after civil war
     The road from Colombo, Sri Lanka's graceful seaside capital in the south, to the northern town of Jaffna has rarely been a straight shot. Most of the 250-mile journey follows the A9 highway, which slices through palm groves and green carpets of...
  • Myanmar army commander pledges successful elections

    Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to support the holding of successful elections in November, calling them "an important landmark for democracy," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats. The national...
  • AP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel software

    Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house system preferred by the...
  • Colombia tackles its landmine issue amid peace talks

    SONSON, Colombia As a child soldier for Colombia's largest guerrilla group, Jairo watched his fellow fighters seed trails and pastures with anti-personnel mines designed to kill and maim. Sometimes they made careful maps indicating where the explosives...
  • Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

    Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers. Somali special forces stood...
  • Coming to grips with the chaos we created in the Middle East

    Sometimes it is the aggregate of the news, more than a particular story, that ushers in a shock, a realization that things are perhaps worse than they seem. The headlines in the fourth week of March reminded us we are a nation still at war. It's easy...
  • At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital

    Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and took up positions inside, killing at least nine people and exchanging fire with security forces seeking to recapture the facility, a Somali police official said. One survivor...
  • Deliberate crash of German plane highlights gaps in how pilots are screened

    WASHINGTON Commercial airlines do not screen pilots for mental health issues as rigorously as government agencies, law enforcement and specialized branches of the military, and some aviation experts say that may need to change in the wake of the...
  • Gerald M. Richman, attorney

    Gerald M. Richman, attorney
    Gerald M. Richman, an Ellicott City attorney and decorated Vietnam veteran whose legal career spanned more than 40 years, died of pancreatic cancer March 19 at his Pikesville home. He was 73. "Jerry was a very fine lawyer and a wonderful advocate,"...
  • Al-Qaida affiliate seizes major city in northern Syria

    ISTANBUL In a major setback for Syrian President Bashar Assad, al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria and forces from four other Islamist groups captured the city of Idlib on Saturday. Videos posted on the Internet showed fighters carrying the Nusra Front's black...
  • Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city

    Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city
    A rebel force led by Islamist factions overran a major northwestern Syrian city on Saturday, rebel sources said, in what would represent an important victory for the country's beleaguered armed opposition. The Army of Conquest, a coalition of Islamist...