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  • Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead

    Civilian seizes gun, shoots sailor at Virginia naval station; 2 dead
    A civilian shot a sailor to death aboard a destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, then was killed by security officials, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect had permission to be on base, but it was unclear whether he had permission to...
  • Yemeni militants attack elite paratroopers, killing 20

    Yemeni militants attack elite paratroopers, killing 20
    SANA, Yemen -- Militants believed linked to Al Qaeda staged a deadly dawn strike Monday on a remote checkpoint in southern Yemen, killing 20 elite paramilitary troops and wounding eight others in the latest blow to government forces at the hands of...
  • Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus

    Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus
    BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan. The rebels, which Syria’s...
  • Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in West Bank raid

    Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in West Bank raid
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli troops shot and killed at least three Palestinians and injured a dozen others in a raid early Saturday on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, Israeli army and Palestinian medics said. A large army force...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • Insurgents kill 11 in attack on Afghan police station

    Insurgents kill 11 in attack on Afghan police station
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan early Thursday, triggering a gun battle that left 10 officers and one civilian dead, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack...
  • Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence

    Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence
    JERUSALEM -- Tensions between Israel and Syria remained high Wednesday, with stern warnings and mutual accusations following the recent eruption of violence along their border. Early Wednesday, Israeli warplanes struck Syrian military targets hours...
  • Lebanon roads reopen after tense protests, clashes over Syria

    Lebanon roads reopen after tense protests, clashes over Syria
    BEIRUT — Authorities said roads across Lebanon were reopened Wednesday following a tense evening of road-closing protests linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Clashes erupted late Tuesday between demonstrators and security forces as...
  • U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Bomb injures Israeli soldiers along border with Syria

    Bomb injures Israeli soldiers along border with Syria
    JERUSALEM -- An explosive device detonated along Israel’s border with Syria injured four Israeli soldiers Tuesday, according to the Israeli army, which said it retaliated. The bomb reportedly went off on the Israeli side of the border¬†when...
  • Egyptian report blames both Islamists, security forces for violence

    Egyptian report blames both Islamists, security forces for violence
    CAIRO¬†— A state-appointed human rights panel on Monday blamed both sides for the deadly violence seven months ago when security forces broke up protest camps set up by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. The National Council for...