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  • Ukraine troops struggle with nation's longtime neglect of military

    Ukraine troops struggle with nation's longtime neglect of military
    Militia commander Yuri Bereza and his 150 Ukrainian irregulars were closing in on pro-Moscow separatists in their last stronghold in this eastern city when Russian troops and armor thundered in out of nowhere to cut them off in the suburb of Ilovaisk....
  • In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned

    In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned
    ‎Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots. "I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
  • U.S. general: 'It'll take time' to train new Syria force, reclaim Iraq turf, defeat Islamic State

    WASHINGTON "It will take time." That was the line used repeatedly Friday by the U.S. general leading the military campaign against the Islamic State, in his first news conference at the Pentagon since taking charge of Central Command last year. While...
  • Kurds retake parts of Kobani in biggest US battle of anti-Islamic State campaign

    ISTANBUL Aided by U.S. airstrikes, the Kurdish militia defending the besieged Syrian town of Kobani recaptured more territory Friday in what has turned into the single biggest battle between the U.S.-led coalition and the extremist Islamic State since the...
  • U.N. Security Council urges stronger campaign against Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday pushed for a bombing campaign in Iraq against Islamic State militants and associated extremist groups to be strengthened and expanded. A U.S.-led military coalition has been...
  • Islamic State flying three jets in Syria: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the...
  • U.S. general: Iraq retaking some ground from Islamic State

    U.S. general: Iraq retaking some ground from Islamic State
    The head of U.S. troops in the Middle East said on Friday Iraqi forces are "incrementally" recapturing ground from Islamic State militants who seized much of the country's northwest this year, but he added that major Iraq advances will take time....
  • Cubans, U.S. troops could work side-by-side in Ebola fight

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban doctors and U.S. military personnel could work side-by-side in West Africa as part of international efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, possibly leading to improved bilateral relations, a top Cuban health official said on...
  • Giuliani defends 'Call of Duty' maker in suit by Panama's Noriega

    Giuliani defends 'Call of Duty' maker in suit by Panama's Noriega
    The maker of the popular "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" video game brought a hired gun, former New York mayor and lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to defend its prized brand from a lawsuit filed by ex-Panama military dictator Manuel Noriega. Noriega, now 80 years...
  • Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy

    Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy
    The federal government effectively began to restrict the care of Ebola patients to hospitals with special bio-containment units Thursday, and the Obama administration labored to reassure jittery Americans and increasingly skeptical lawmakers that public...
  • Myanmar rebels say military operations could end peace talks

    YANGON (Reuters) - Peace talks between Myanmar's military and ethnic minority insurgents may collapse if the army scales up operations in rebel-controlled areas, an organization representing rebel groups said on Friday. Various rebels groups have battled...