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  • A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War

    A CT Filmmaker Explores the Korean War
    Sixty years have now passed since the shooting stopped on the Korean Peninsula. The body count remains stunning.
  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from...

    Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate...

    Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State

    Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State
    Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pushed north Monday toward Tikrit, Iraq, marking a major offensive to wrest control of the strategic and heavily symbolic city from the militant group Islamic State. The attack,...

    AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay

    Every day during the 12 years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom. But since his release along with five other detainees in December, the 50-year-old Tunisian has...