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  • Iraqi captive at Guantanamo gets Marine lawyer who invaded Iraq

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: a Marine lawyer who was part of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian...

    Ukraine military says 648 POWs freed by rebels so far under ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists have released 648 Ukrainian prisoners of war so far under the terms of a ceasefire struck with government forces that came into effect last Friday, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday. Andriy Lysenko...

    Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine

    Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine
    Ukrainian government forces came under artillery fire late on Saturday near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, in the first serious violation of a ceasefire declared only about 30 hours earlier. The presidents of Russia and Ukraine had...

    Islamic State says executes second Lebanese soldier

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have beheaded a captive Lebanese soldier, images published on social media showed on Saturday, the second Lebanese soldier to be killed in captivity by the group since it raided a Lebanese border town last month....