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  • Syrian regime retakes Christian village from Islamist rebels

    BEIRUT Syrian army forces led by Hezbollah's well-trained guerrillas recaptured the ancient Christian village of Maaloula from Islamist rebels early Tuesday morning and announced the end of a months-long campaign to take control of the strategic...
  • For east Ukraine, Kremlin adapts Crimea playbook

    SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - There are important differences between Russia's intervention in Crimea and the events unfolding this week in eastern Ukraine which suggest Moscow has adapted its Crimea playbook and may be pursuing a different outcome....
  • Ukraine troops land in eastern town, then pull back to base

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian airborne troops landed in a town in the east of the country on Tuesday apparently at the start of a crackdown to root out pro-Russian separatists - but they pulled back into base after meeting a hostile...
  • EU agrees to train Mali police, extends army training mission

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali's police while extending by two years a mission to train the army. The decisions, taken by EU defense ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg, are...
  • Ukraine on brink of civil war, Russia says

    Ukraine on brink of civil war, Russia says
    Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armored personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Ukrainian airborne...
  • China denies naval snub for Japan over fleet review

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's navy on Tuesday denied, in a roundabout way, that it snubbed Japan by not inviting it to join in a naval fleet review as part of an international symposium, saying the two events had never been linked in the first place. U.S....
  • Durbin says US unprepared for lingering military mental health challenges

    WASHINGTON The Army's mental health caseload has doubled since 2007, and Sen. Dick Durbin says the United States is not "up to that challenge" that "may be with us for some time." "What we are learning," the Illinois Democrat said in an interview, "is...
  • Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies

    Instead of mothballing Navy ships, give them to our allies
    A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a...
  • The Gazette's Dave Philipps win Pulitzer for national reporting

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Gazette's Dave Philipps was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for "Other Than Honorable," a three-day investigative series last year that examined how soldiers injured during war were being discharged with no benefits....
  • Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanon border

    MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, on Monday, military sources and state television said, further squeezing rebels' supply routes through the Qalamoun mountains into...
  • U.S. Sikhs say military's ban on long hair and beards keeps them out

    WASHINGTON — Raised on his father's and grandfather's tales of military service in India, Amitoj Chhabra wanted nothing more than to follow in their footsteps and join the U.S. Air Force. "I dreamt it. I slept it. It was all I ever thought about...