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  • Syrian rebels: Iranian hostages on 'reconnaissance' mission

     
    BEIRUT -- The case of dozens of Iranians abducted in Syria took a dramatic and potentially sinister turn Sunday, when a purported Syrian rebel commander appeared in a video calling the captives Iranian operatives on a “reconnaissance mission”...
  • Human Rights Watch: Torture inflicted at 27 Syrian sites [Video]

     
    Tens of thousands of Syrians have been tortured in hellish detention centers where guards and interrogators tormented them by ripping out their fingernails, burning them with battery acid, inflicting electric shock and other methods of torture, Human...
  • Myanmar's new ties with U.S. may come at a cost

     
    The Obama administration’s decision this week to ease financial sanctions imposed on Myanmar, encourage American investment there and appoint a U.S. ambassador for the first time in 22 years should further the long-isolated nation’s reform...
  • Colombian rebels release French journalist

     
    After more than a month of captivity, French journlaist Romeo Langlois was released Wednesday by leftist rebels who had described him as a prisoner of war....
  • Stan Lee to debut Kids Universe imprint Feb. 2

     
    Stan Lee. (POW entertainment) Just two weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday, comics icon Stan Lee shows no signs of ......
  • Eagle Archives: German POWs in Westminster helped harvest the crops during World War II

    I recently came across a local newspaper headline from May 18, 1945, noting, "German Prisoners For Farm Work." The idea that Carroll County was the home of German prisoners of war during World War II was nothing new to me. I had heard many oral...
  • Former 'Family Feud' Host Richard Dawson Dies

    Former 'Family Feud' Host Richard Dawson Dies
    LOS ANGELES -- Richard Dawson, the longtime host of "Family Feud" known for planting kisses on female contestants, has died, his son said in a statement Sunday. He was 79. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this...
  • Richard Dawson, ''Family Feud'' Host, Dies At 79

    Richard Dawson, ''Family Feud'' Host, Dies At 79
    (Reuters) - Richard Dawson, an actor and TV host best known for his work on the game show "Family Feud" and sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," has died from complications of esophageal cancer. He was 79. The British-born actor died on Saturday atRonald Reagan...
  • WWII POW Reflects On D-Day

    WWII POW Reflects On D-Day
    It’s been 68 years since D-Day: A synchronized effort by allied forces to storm the beaches of Normandy and turn the tides of World War II.   While more than 150,000 troops fought on D-Day, thousands more – like Grand Rapids native, Roy May...
  • Letter: Repaved street latest sign of progress in Arbutus

    On Sept. 13, the Arbutus Business and Professional Association celebrated the completion of the Leeds Avenue repaving project and the beginning of the East Drive repaving project with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, many elected officials and community...
  • Letter: Honor America's POW/MIA on Sept. 21

    The sheer number of Americans listed as missing in action — more than 73,000 in World War II, 7,900 in Korea, hundreds during the Cold War, nearly 2,000 in Vietnam, and even on today's modern battlefields — is difficult to grasp. Thus, it...