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  • Blast in Egypt may signal deadly new phase in fight against militants

    Blast in Egypt may signal deadly new phase in fight against militants
    The thunderous bomb blast that killed Egypt’s state prosecutor on Monday could herald a deadly new phase in the authoritarian government’s nearly 2-year-old battle to eradicate Islamist extremists. The assassination of Hisham Barakat, who...
  • At least 23 killed in attacks in Afghanistan, officials say

    At least 23 killed in attacks in Afghanistan, officials say
    A series of attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan has killed 23 members of the Afghan security forces and one civilian, officials said Tuesday. Officials said the violence began when two Taliban gunmen stormed a training center in the the...
  • Last Maryland soldier killed in Afghanistan was overseas with son

    Last Maryland soldier killed in Afghanistan was overseas with son
    The family resemblance is clear from the photograph, even without looking at the name Turner stitched to the front of the two Army uniforms. By chance, the two men had deployed to Afghanistan at the same time — the young son on his first overseas...
  • Vets reflect on Memorial Day at Annapolis parade

    Vets reflect on Memorial Day at Annapolis parade
    When people angrily complain to Luis Rosa-Valentin about how Memorial Day is not about beer and barbecues, the retired staff sergeant, who lost both legs and his left arm after hitting a roadside bomb in Iraq has a simple answer. "It's the reason why we...
  • Taliban kill 19 Afghanistan officers, 7 soldiers; bomb attack wounds dozens

    Taliban kill 19 Afghanistan officers, 7 soldiers; bomb attack wounds dozens
    Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound. Napas Khan, the police...
  • Vet wounded in Afghanistan makes painful journey back to civilian life

    Staff Sgt. Marcos Jimenez steeled himself for the task ahead, one of the most difficult he had faced in nearly four years. The stocky field artilleryman frowned in concentration. Took a deep breath. Tensed his muscles. Jumped. And managed to clear the...
  • Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack that killed 21

    A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the birth of a revered saint, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack seen in the kingdom in more than a decade....
  • Islamic State says it's responsible for bombing at Saudi Shiite mosque

    Islamic State says it's responsible for bombing at Saudi Shiite mosque
    Islamic State militants Friday claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Saudi Arabia, marking the Sunni Muslim organization’s first formal assertion that it had carried out an attack on the kingdom’s soil. The...
  • Militants used vehicle bombs to rout Iraqi forces in Ramadi, U.S. says

    Islamic State suicide bombers routed Iraqi forces in a key provincial capital on Sunday after using heavy vehicles packed with enough explosives to level city blocks, a senior State Department official said Wednesday. The militants used an explosives-...
  • Car bomb explodes outside U.S. Consulate in northern Iraq

    Car bomb explodes outside U.S. Consulate in northern Iraq
    A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomy zone. There was no immediate word on casualties. A U.S. official said no consulate personnel or guards were killed or injured in...
  • Chicago mob suspected in car bomb murder

    Chicago mob suspected in car bomb murder
    Reputed Chicago Mafia associate Joseph Testa, 53, had escaped three previous bomb attacks. But he wasn't so lucky that July 1981 evening when he backed his car out of a parking space at the Tamarac Country Club in Oakland Park. A remote-control...