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  • South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home

    An opposition leader in South Sudan said on Friday that government troops had surrounded his house in the capital, raising fears of insecurity in the city where a fight among the armed forces sparked a nationwide rebellion in 2013. Lam Akol told The...
  • Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal

    Carrier overhauls in Newport News would be secured by House panel proposal
    Last year, the Hampton Roads economy experienced a giant hiccup when the Navy considered retiring the aircraft carrier USS George Washington instead of performing a mid-life overhaul. A mid-life carrier overhaul is big business for Virginia's largest...
  • U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations

    U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations
    The Obama administration is considering training Iraqis to handle ground control for airstrikes, a move that would significantly expand their role in the fight against the militant group Islamic State, a senior administration official said Thursday. The...
  • Venezuelan governor: Amazonas being 'invaded' by Colombian guerrillas

    BOGOTA, Colombia Liborio Guarulla, the governor of Venezuela's massive and remote Amazonas state, says his community is being overrun by an unwanted guest: Colombian guerrillas. Guarulla estimates there are 4,000 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces...
  • New airstrikes in Yemen after Saudis say operation over

    Hours after Saudi Arabia declared an end to its coalition's nearly monthlong air campaign in Yemen, new airstrikes Wednesday hit Iran-backed militants and their allies in two cities, and the rebels said they would welcome U.N.-led peace talks in the...
  • Russia says Ukraine must be 'neutral' as it accuses U.S., NATO

    MOSCOW Russia said it wants a "neutral" and unified Ukraine as it accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization of seeking to turn its neighbor into a hostile state. The U.S. wields enormous influence over Ukraine, while Russia wants the people of its...
  • Colombia resumes air raids on rebels after 11 troops killed

    Colombia's president on Wednesday ordered the resumption of air raids on rebel camps after an attack by leftist guerrillas killed 11 soldiers and wounded 19, jeopardizing progress in two-year-old peace talks. President Juan Manuel Santos, however, gave...
  • Poland to build missile defense with US

    Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski said Tuesday that the defense minister will travel to the U.S. in May to negotiate cooperation on a state-of-the-art missile defense system that Poland wants to build. Poland is accelerating efforts to upgrade...
  • Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State

    Iraqi security forces have recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the western city of Ramadi in the volatile Anbar province, security officials said Tuesday. Police Maj. Omar al-Alawani said government forces regained...
  • Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.

    Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.
    Just weeks into the reign of Saudi Arabia's new ruler, King Salman, wars were raging across two of the kingdom's borders. To the north, Sunni Muslim extremists were threatening the stability of Iraq, which sought help from another of its neighbors,...
  • Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria, activists say

    Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country's south killed dozens on both sides over the past two days as rebel factions regained much of the ground they lost earlier, activists said Tuesday. The Britain-based...