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  • Two Egyptian police officers sentenced to prison in activist's death

    Two Egyptian police officers sentenced to prison in activist's death
    CAIRO — Two police officers on Monday were given 10-year prison terms in the killing of a young Egyptian activist whose gruesome death in 2010 galvanized outrage over police brutality and helped fuel the massive uprising that toppled autocrat...
  • Pakistani Taliban calls one-month cease-fire

    Pakistani Taliban calls one-month cease-fire
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday announced a one-month cease-fire in a move that could revive stalled peace talks with Pakistan's government. The militant group's announcement came hours after two roadside bombs killed 11 security...
  • Israeli forces use excessive force against Palestinians, report says

    Israeli forces use excessive force against Palestinians, report says
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli security forces use excessive force against Palestinians in the West Bank and display "callous disregard" for human life, Amnesty International said Thursday. In a report called "Trigger-Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive...
  • Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'

    Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'
    When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted...
  • Taliban raids Afghanistan army posts, killing 19 soldiers

    Taliban raids Afghanistan army posts, killing 19 soldiers
    KABUL, Afghanistan – In the deadliest attack on Afghan security forces in months, Taliban militants struck two army posts in volatile Kunar province early Sunday, killing at least 19 soldiers, officials said. Six other soldiers believed to have...
  • Suicide bomber strikes outside Iranian consulate in Pakistan

    Suicide bomber strikes outside Iranian consulate in Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suspected suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives outside the Iranian consulate in an upmarket section of this northwestern city Monday evening, killing two Pakistani paramilitary soldiers and wounding 10...
  • Bombing of passenger bus in Pakistan kills 10 people

    Bombing of passenger bus in Pakistan kills 10 people
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -– At least 10 people including a child were killed Sunday when a roadside bomb struck a passenger bus near the troubled tribal area of northeast Pakistan, police said. Sixteen others were injured in the bombing in Kohat,...
  • Obama will award Medal of Honor to 24 overlooked Army veterans

    Obama will award Medal of Honor to 24 overlooked Army veterans
    WASHINGTON -- Seeking to correct a historic injustice, President Obama will award the nation's highest combat honor to two dozen veterans -- mostly Latino and Jewish -- who fought as far back as World War II but were denied the coveted Medal of Honor...
  • 11 killed in attack on Somali presidential compound

    11 killed in attack on Somali presidential compound
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nine militants and two Somali government officials were killed when an Al Qaeda-linked terror group attacked the presidential compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Friday. President Hassan Sheik Mohamud, whose...
  • Ukrainian lawmakers approve measure to rein in security forces

    Ukrainian lawmakers approve measure to rein in security forces
    KIEV, Ukraine – The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday passed a measure calling for a halt to a day-old "anti-terrorism operation" and ordering all law enforcement officers to cease fire and return to their barracks, the UNIAN news service reported....
  • Russia warns West against 'illegitimate' sanctions on Ukraine

    Russia warns West against 'illegitimate' sanctions on Ukraine
    MOSCOW -- Russian officials and Kremlin-influenced media stepped up their accusations Thursday that Western countries were fomenting the violence in Ukraine and warned that sanctions imposed by the United States and under consideration by the European...