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  • U.N. pulls some staff from Baghdad as Iraqi forces attack militants

    U.N. pulls some staff from Baghdad as Iraqi forces attack militants
    Pro-government forces in Iraq launched a counteroffensive Monday to try to retake a northern town seized by an extremist Sunni Muslim faction whose week-old onslaught threatens to dismember the country and touch off a bloody sectarian struggle....
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  • Iraqi commandos and Shiite militias battling to retake Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi army commandos and Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pressed their first significant counteroffensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Friday, battling Sunni insurgents in rebel-held Tikrit after a dramatic...
  • Iraqi insurgents capture more towns; Maliki government downplays rebel successes

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi rebels seized four critical towns in the western province of Anbar overnight Saturday and Sunday, taking control of the last major border crossing to Syria still in government hands and opening a path for the rebels through the Euphrates...
  • Ukraine: Capture of rebel stronghold Slaviansk a turning point in war

    Ukraine: Capture of rebel stronghold Slaviansk a turning point in war
    Ukrainian security officials said Sunday they were in full control of the former rebel stronghold of Slaviansk after re-taking it in a victory which President Petro Poroshenko said could mark a turning point in the fight against the separatists....
  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
  • Fighting kills Ukrainian soldier, threatening 72-hour ceasefire deal

    MOSCOW A 72-hour extension of the ceasefire agreed to by Ukrainian government forces and separatist fighters was undermined Saturday by fresh outbreaks of violence. The military said one soldier was killed in clashes near the rebel stronghold of...
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  • Syrian forces retake Armenian village

    Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad overran rebel positions in an Armenian border town in northern Syria on Sunday after months of fighting, according to activists and the government. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition,...