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  • Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

    Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies
    A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. The execution of...
  • EU readying for a fresh round of sanctions against Russia

    MOSCOW and MILAN The European Union was mulling tougher sanctions against Russia on Friday, following reports that Moscow had sent hundreds of regular troops to eastern Ukraine to support the separatist militias there. EU leaders could task experts...
  • Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593: U.N. human rights official

    KIEV (Reuters) - A total of 2,593 people, including civilians as well as Ukrainian and separatist combatants, have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine since it erupted in mid-April, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Friday. "The trend is...
  • In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The group famous for its beheadings, crucifixions and...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment...
  • Obama vows to 'destroy' Islamic State; critics still don't see strategy

    CARDIFF, Wales President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to destroy the Islamic State, staking out a more aggressive stand than ever before. Skeptics, however, suggested he still doesn't have a clear strategy on combating the militant group, and Obama...
  • No lull in fighting for Donetsk despite talk of Ukraine ceasefire

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Prolonged artillery shelling rocked residential apartment blocks on Wednesday in Donetsk, casting doubts over renewed talk of a ceasefire and an end to Ukraine's six-month-old conflict. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir...
  • South Korea soldiers die in endurance training in latest mishap for military

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Two South Korean soldiers have died after apparent suffocation during training to withstand capture by an enemy, a military official said, in the latest mishap to hit armed forces already battling charges of physical abuse and lax...
  • Russia says Putin conquer quote on Ukraine 'was taken out of context'

    Ukrainian security officials on Tuesday accused Russia of sending more troops and weaponry into eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin's reported boast that he could conquer Kiev in two weeks appeared to signal Kremlin indifference to...
  • Md. Guard to delay drills to save $1.5 million

    Md. Guard to delay drills to save $1.5 million
    Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country are postponing drills this month to help the National Guard Bureau close an unexpected budget shortfall, officials said Tuesday. If Congress does not find the money to close the gap, they...
  • MH17 pierced by 'high-energy objects,' investigators into crash find

    AMSTERDAM Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 broke up in the air probably after being hit "by a large number of high-energy objects," a preliminary Dutch report on the crash showed on Tuesday. Images of the MH17 wreckage show that it was pierced in numerous...