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  • Lawmakers divided over next steps on Iraq

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders Wednesday about the deteriorating situation in Iraq, he'll hear plenty of agreement that something must be done but little consensus about what that should be. Obama will meet with...
  • Iraqi forces dig in to keep militants from capturing Baghdad

    If the Sunni Muslim insurgents lurking west of Baghdad decide to rush the Iraqi capital, Ahmed Ali knows the quickest route runs past his fruit stand. Peering at the highway over mounds of watermelon and bananas, Ali watches Iraqi army pickup trucks and...
  • Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government

    Arrest of Benghazi suspect condemned by Libyan government
    Libya on Wednesday condemned U.S. special forces' arrest of a man on its soil suspected of masterminding a deadly Islamist militant attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as a violation of Libyan sovereignty. In the first...
  • Heavy fighting reported as Iraq army pushes back against insurgents

    Iraqi troops and Shiite Muslim militias, backed by army attack helicopters, mounted a major push Saturday to retake the strategic city of Tikrit in a sign that the beleaguered army was fighting back after ceding much of the country to Sunni Muslim...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The dubious case for splitting Iraq into 3 states

    The dubious case for splitting Iraq into 3 states
    Iraq has ripped apart with astonishing swiftness. Its armed forces are melting as Sunni jihadists seize swaths of territory, arms and oil fields. The jihadists control much of Iraq's midsection and part of neighboring Syria, and they are driving toward...
  • Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages

    Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages
    Iraq’s most influential cleric demanded Friday that squabbling lawmakers agree on a prime ministerial candidate before parliament convenes next week as a fierce battle continued at a strategically located university north of Baghdad. The call by...
  • Eugene Marshall welcomes role as Hampton University athletic director

    Eugene Marshall's principles are firm and simple: Do what's best for student-athletes; help those who helped you; never lose sight of family. That's why he walked away from a lucrative business career to coach and administer small-college athletics....
  • Obama seeks military aid for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Thursday asked Congress for the first lethal aid to arm moderate Syrian rebels in a move aimed against both Syrian President Bashar Assad and radical Islamists who have increasingly dominated the opposition movement....
  • Peninsula military bands join others for summer concerts

    Each summer, the Peninsula's two excellent military bands, together with other musical organizations, entertain us with outdoor music. Here's a look at what's on tap in the coming weeks. US Army TRADOC Band, Fort Eustis Now in its 82nd season, the...