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  • 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...
  • Catching up with a Palestinian boy who's learned to cope

    Catching up with a Palestinian boy who's learned to cope
    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — When I first met Abdullah Alathamna four years ago, he was laid up at a children's hospital in Los Angeles, his right leg bound in a cast. He was pale, and grouchy from the pain pills. He was not at all interested in...
  • Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold

    Syrian military retakes Yabroud, a rebel stronghold
    BEIRUT — Syrian forces have overrun a strategic rebel stronghold close to the Lebanese border, the military said Sunday, in the latest battlefield victory for the government of President Bashar Assad. The official news service reported that Syrian...
  • Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress

    Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress
    It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder. Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
  • PASSINGS: Ola Lee Mize

    PASSINGS: Ola Lee Mize
    Ola Lee Mize Medal of Honor recipient dies at 82 Ola Lee Mize, 82, a Medal of Honor recipient who fended off enemy assaults and rescued wounded soldiers during the Korean War, died Wednesday in Gadsden, Ala., after a long illness. His death was...
  • Gunmen kill five Egyptian soldiers at Cairo checkpoint

    Gunmen kill five Egyptian soldiers at Cairo checkpoint
    CAIRO -- Assailants targeted a checkpoint in a northern suburb of Cairo just after Saturday’s dawn prayers, killing at least five soldiers in what the government denounced as a “cowardly terrorist act.” Armed forces spokesman Col....
  • Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings

    Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and underscored the vulnerability of the Pakistani government's attempt...
  • Nigerian attackers target barracks holding rebel prisoners

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Explosions and fighting broke out early Friday in the troubled northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, as dozens of insurgents attacked a military barracks holding rebel detainees, according to government officials. It was...
  • 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...
  • Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later

    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later
    Using an ammo crate as a chair and an Army tent as his office, Pfc. John "Mac" MacFarland set up his typewriter and began to write. It was the sweltering summer of 1969, about a month after the fierce battle of Tam Ky in South Vietnam. MacFarland had...