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  • Iraq's Sadr readies militia to fight for Samarra

    Iraq's powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has put his militia on alert to battle Islamic State militants for the city of Samarra, home to a Shi'ite mosque whose destruction eight years ago plunged the country into sectarian war. Sadr's office said...
  • Warring faction chiefs in Central African Republic must be arrested: rights group

    By Misha Hussain and Crispin Dembassa-Kette DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Suspected war criminals in Central African Republic are carrying out atrocities and terrorizing people, and the United Nations and CAR government must try harder to bring...
  • French forces in Mali kill Islamist on U.S. wanted list

    French forces in northern Mali have killed a senior commander of the al Mourabitoun Islamist group who was wanted by the United States, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday. The United States had offered a $5 million reward for information...
  • Pro-Russian rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine: Interfax

    Pro-Russian separatists have started pulling back artillery from positions in the southern part of their Donetsk separatist region in east Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax quoted a separatist leader as saying on Thursday. "The militia have started...
  • Rights groups condemn 'collective justice' after Chechnya attack

    Rights campaigners accused authorities in Russia's Chechnya region of meting out "collective punishment" by burning down the homes of suspected militants in retribution for a gun attack last week. At least 25 people were killed in the attack and a...
  • U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan

    U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan
    The U.S. military shut its last detention center in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a day after a Senate Intelligence Committee report highlighted torture of terrorism suspects at former CIA-run prisons in the country. The U.S. military shuttered its prison...
  • Lawyer fears abuse of U.S. detainees transferred to Afghan custody

    The final few inmates of U.S.-run prisons near Kabul, scenes of abuse highlighted by a U.S. Senate report this week, are now in an Afghan detention system with its own grisly record of torture, their lawyer said on Thursday. But the government in Kabul...
  • Italy, Turkey to service F-35 jet, engine in Europe: Pentagon

    The Pentagon on Thursday said Italy and Turkey would provide initial heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet and its engine in Europe from 2018, paving the way for billions of dollars in work by companies there. The move reflects...
  • Wife of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo must face Hague trial: ICC

    Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday said Ivory Coast must hand over Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former president Laurent Gbagbo, to stand trial in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. Laurent Gbagbo and an associate, Charles...
  • Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest

     Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest
    Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life. These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
  • Preview: Western Kentucky at Ole Miss

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Western Kentucky at Ole Miss Ole Miss recorded three victories against major conference teams in the first month of the season and looks to add another against a traditionally strong program when it hosts Western Kentucky on...