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  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April
    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Foreign fighters answer calls to join Syrian conflict

    Foreign fighters answer calls to join Syrian conflict
    It was the summer of 2012 and the young Jordanian was working long hours as a teacher at a vocational high school. He had just bought an apartment and a car. He was interested in getting married. But just a few months later, he was making a long and...
  • Kerry vows to help Iraq fight militants, says U.S. won't send troops

    Kerry vows to help Iraq fight militants, says U.S. won't send troops
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pledged Sunday to "do everything that is possible" to help Iraqi government forces in an escalating battle against Al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the western province of Anbar, but he said the Obama...
  • First shipment of chemical weapons material leaves Syria

    First shipment of chemical weapons material leaves Syria
    BEIRUT — The initial consignment of Syria's most toxic chemical weapons material was shipped out of the country Tuesday, international officials said, advancing a cleanup effort widely seen as a success in the midst of a long civil war that has cost...
  • Syrian rebels seize Aleppo headquarters of Al Qaeda-linked group

    Syrian rebels seize Aleppo headquarters of Al Qaeda-linked group
    BEIRUT -- Rebels in Syria seized the headquarters of an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in the city of Aleppo on Wednesday, one day after attempts were made to broker a cease-fire among opposition groups in the northern part of the country. Activists reported...
  • Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq

    Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq
    The U.S. Secretary of Defense is "familiarizing himself" with the history of one of the most controversial actions from the war in Iraq: the decision not to award the Medal of Honor to a Marine from San Diego killed in Fallouja in 2004. While not a full...
  • Boehner: More gear to fight Al Qaeda in Iraq, but no troops

    Boehner: More gear to fight Al Qaeda in Iraq, but no troops
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that President Obama should take a more active role in helping the Iraqi government overcome an Al Qaeda-aligned insurgency in the embattled city of Fallouja, but stopped short of calling...
  • Syria car bomb kills 18 near school

    Syria car bomb kills 18 near school
    BEIRUT — A car bomb detonated Thursday near a school in the central Syrian province of Hama, killing 18 people, according to the Syrian government and opposition sources. The bomb exploded outside the town of Salmiya, killing mostly women and...
  • U.S. response muted to Al Qaeda affiliate's gains in Syria and Iraq

    U.S. response muted to Al Qaeda affiliate's gains in Syria and Iraq
    WASHINGTON – Americans were agreed after the Sept. 11, 2001,  terrorist attacks that allowing extremist groups like Al Qaeda to hold territory posed a direct danger to the U.S. homeland. Yet news this month that fighters from an Al Qaeda affiliate...
  • Man charged with assaulting firefighter flees court, police say

    Man charged with assaulting firefighter flees court, police say
    A man charged with assaulting an off-duty firefighter fled the Simi Valley courthouse before a hearing in the case, police said Thursday evening. Devin Lamar Kelley, 25, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly attacked the...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'When Calls the Heart'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'When Calls the Heart'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES MythBusters This new episode tests...