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  • Afghanistan arrests 2 soldiers after army fire killed at least 28 people at wedding

    Two Afghan soldiers have been arrested in connection with the deaths of at least 28 people, mostly women and children, who were killed by artillery fired from military checkpoints at a wedding party, an official said Friday. Gen. Sultan Mahmoud, the head...
  • In Syria, struggling to shine a light on victims of sexual violence

    Soon after the young woman was released by the Syrian government in a prisoner exchange, activists began noticing the signs. The woman's husband immediately divorced her. She rarely ventured outside her parents' house. Not long after, she left for...
  • Suicide bomber targets British Embassy vehicle in Kabul, killing 5

    Suicide bomber targets British Embassy vehicle in Kabul, killing 5
    A suicide bomber in a car packed with explosives struck a British Embassy vehicle Thursday, killing six people, including a British civilian security officer, and wounding more than 34 in the latest in a string of insurgent attacks in the Afghan capital....
  • Obama asserts 'no boots on the ground,' but others dissent

    President Barack Obama's firm determination that no more American combat forces will be introduced in the Middle East battlefield may well thwart his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • Forbes falls short in bid to chair Armed Services panel

    Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, came up short Tuesday in his bid to chair the powerful House Armed Services Committee, with Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas getting the nod. Forbes faced an uphill fight against Thornberry, who was the committee's vice...
  • 97-year-old Virginia Beach resident becomes Green Beret

    97-year-old Virginia Beach resident becomes Green Beret
    VIRGINIA BEACH — At 97 years old, Doris Baker isn't the archetype that comes to mind when you think Green Berets. The distinctive headgear worn by the U.S. Special Forces is reserved for members of the elite group headquarted at Fort Bragg, N.C....
  • 9 Hampton Roads businesses off limits to military

    A disciplinary board for all the armed services has updated its list of businesses that are off limits to service members. Nine businesses in Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach made the list, complied by the Joint Armed Forces...
  • BEST BETS

    BEST BETS
    Music Heart: Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the 70's charts with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," and so many more. 7 p.m. Sunday, Hard Rock Live,...
  • Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani

    Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have blunted, but not broken, the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a week after arriving to great fanfare with heavy weapons and fighters in a bid to save it from Islamic State. Kobani has become a test of the U.S.-led...
  • Chest-thumping patriotic videos get Iraqis pumped

    The seller's fingers dance across the stacks of discs crowding his table, his words racing as he foists one DVD after another on a customer. "You should see this one, and definitely take this one," he says. "Oh, and I just got this one today. Brand new....
  • 1,500 More U.S. Troops To Be Deployed To Iraq

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House announced Friday. For the first time since...