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  • Obama Doctrine on the line in Iraq

    WASHINGTON The conflict in Iraq presents the sharpest test yet of the foreign policy doctrine of President Barack Obama. That philosophy, most recently outlined at a May speech at the U.S. Military Academy, resists pressures to intervene militarily at...
  • As Shiite militias return to the fight, Iraqi politicians worry about sectarian war

    NAJAF, Iraq Mohamed Thaban al Shiblawy was prepared for this moment from the time he was a boy, with lessons about the protocols of battle from tribal lore and old photos that show his rifle-toting grandfather astride a horse during the 1920 uprising...
  • Islamists corner commandos defending Iraq's largest refinery

    BAGHDAD The fight for Iraq's largest oil refinery has deteriorated into a tense standoff as 75 troops loyal to the government struggle to hold out in a small compound in the sprawling facility, surrounded by hundreds of radical Sunni Muslim militants....
  • Israel, Hamas trade violence over teen killings

    JERUSALEM Israel faced the prospect of escalation on two fronts Thursday as the repercussions of the kidnapping and slaying of three Israeli teens in the West Bank threatened to ignite a broader conflagration. Israeli forces were bolstered around the...
  • Could photo be missing clue to Earhart's disappearance?

    MIAMI The photo is, mostly, unremarkable. It shows an airplane looming darkly on a runway at Miami Municipal Airport in the spectral shadows just before dawn probably a test as the photographer waited for the money shot moments later, when the aircraft...
  • Israel confronts 'moral crisis' after burning death of Arab teen

    JERUSALEM The arrest of six Jews on suspicion of burning to death a Palestinian teenager prompted calls Monday for soul-searching in Israel, with critics saying the country needed to take a hard look at racial hatred spreading among young Israelis...
  • 1,000 Syrian rebels defect to Islamic State in sign it's still strengthening

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey A Syrian rebel brigade defected to the Islamic State this week, a sign that the extremist group continues to build strength after seizing vast territories in western Iraq and eastern Syria, anti-government activists said Tuesday. The 1,...
  • Iraqi Parliament won't meet until August; insurgents kill key general

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffered dual setbacks Monday, with the Iraqi Parliament once again failing to form a new government as insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading...
  • U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city

    U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city
    The U.S. is deploying up to 275 military personnel to Iraq as support and security for U.S. interests as militants seize control of the north of the country.  President Obama made the announcement in a letter to lawmakers Monday. He said the forces...
  • Marine killed in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Star for bravery

    Marine killed in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Star for bravery
    A Marine killed in Afghanistan was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star for bravery Monday in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton attended by his family members. Lance Cpl. Steven P. Stevens II of Detroit was killed June 22, 2012, during a firefight in the...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season finale recap, 'The Children'

    'Game of Thrones' season finale recap, 'The Children'
    Freud once said the greatest works in literature involved parricide: “Oedipus,” “Hamlet” and “The Brothers Karamazov." I’m not arguing that George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” should be placed...