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  • Chad and Niger troops attack Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists

    Chad and Niger troops attack Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists
    Soldiers from Chad and Niger launched the largest international push to defeat Nigeria's Islamic extremists whose war has spilled over into neighboring countries, officials and witnesses said Monday. Chad's president has warned that the leader of Boko...
  • Coming to grips with the chaos we created in the Middle East

    Sometimes it is the aggregate of the news, more than a particular story, that ushers in a shock, a realization that things are perhaps worse than they seem. The headlines in the fourth week of March reminded us we are a nation still at war. It's easy...
  • Gerald M. Richman, attorney

    Gerald M. Richman, attorney
    Gerald M. Richman, an Ellicott City attorney and decorated Vietnam veteran whose legal career spanned more than 40 years, died of pancreatic cancer March 19 at his Pikesville home. He was 73. "Jerry was a very fine lawyer and a wonderful advocate,"...
  • Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city

    Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city
    A rebel force led by Islamist factions overran a major northwestern Syrian city on Saturday, rebel sources said, in what would represent an important victory for the country's beleaguered armed opposition. The Army of Conquest, a coalition of Islamist...
  • Allentown Jewish & Israeli Film festival features recent Oscar winner, 'Ida'

    Allentown Jewish & Israeli Film festival features recent Oscar winner, 'Ida'
    This year's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, "Ida" is as austere and involving as an early Ingmar Bergman masterpiece. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski ("My Summer of Love"), the stunningly photographed, black-and-white drama centers on a young...
  • Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination

    Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination
    Iraq's top Shiite cleric issued a call on Friday for pro-government militias to coordinate their efforts with the state, two days after a major government offensive against Islamic State militants recommenced. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, speaking...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Officials: Islamic State destroying another ancient archaeological site

    Officials: Islamic State destroying another ancient archaeological site
    Islamic State militants continued their campaign targeting cultural heritage sites in territories they control in northern Iraq, looting and damaging the ancient city of Hatra just one day after bulldozing the historic city of Nimrud, according to Iraqi...
  • McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'

    McCain on Ford-class carriers: $12B 'simply too expensive'
    Sen. John McCain took aim at the Ford-class aircraft carrier program Tuesday, telling Navy leaders that Congress should work to "reduce cost and increase competition" in the program. "Twelve billion dollars or more for one ship is simply too expensive,"...
  • After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit

    After U.S. airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit
    Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. The push, however, is...
  • Pro-Iraqi government forces push Tikrit offensive after U.S. airstrikes

    Pro-Iraqi government forces push Tikrit offensive after U.S. airstrikes
    Pro-Iraqi government forces Thursday relaunched their offensive to remove Islamic State extremists from the city of Tikrit shortly after U.S. airstrikes requested by the country’s officials hit the area. The offensive, which began early this month...