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  • Pakistani fighter jets bomb militant hideouts, killing 35

    Pakistani fighter jets bomb militant hideouts, killing 35
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas of North Waziristan and Khyber Agency early Thursday, killing at least 35 people, news agencies reported. The raids occurred after a government...
  • Soldier convicted in rape, murder of Iraqi girl is found hanged

    Soldier convicted in rape, murder of Iraqi girl is found hanged
    This post has been updated. See below for details. It was one of the most disturbing war crimes to emerge from the brutal conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: U.S. Army Pfc. Steven Dale Green raped and killed a 14-year-old Iraqi girl in 2006 after...
  • Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids

    Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids
    KIEV, Ukraine — The 3-month-old uprising against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flared to a deadly crescendo Tuesday with antigovernment protesters setting fire to the ruling party headquarters and security forces storming their tent camp...
  • Pakistan: Reported executions threaten government's talks with Taliban

    Pakistan: Reported executions threaten government's talks with Taliban
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani government’s improbable bid to negotiate a truce with Islamist insurgents verged on collapse Monday after reports that militants had executed 23 paramilitary soldiers held captive since 2010. Prime Minister...
  • U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability

     U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability
    For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out. Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
  • Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention

    Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention
    The woman held at an Iraqi death row facility arrived for a meeting with a human rights group last year on crutches, the result, she said, of nine days of beatings and electric shocks. Seven months later, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, the woman...
  • U.S. says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops

    U.S. says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Over strong U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners it has said it cannot prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians. The U.S. military had...
  • 9 anti-Taliban fighters killed execution-style in Pakistan

    9 anti-Taliban fighters killed execution-style in Pakistan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Nine members of an anti-Taliban militia were killed execution-style at a house on the outskirts of this troubled provincial capital, in the latest violence to mar the Pakistani government's effort to open peace talks with...
  • Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian man at Gaza Strip border

    Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian man at Gaza Strip border
    GAZA CITY -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man near the Gaza Strip border Thursday, the latest in a series of deadly cross-border incidents, officials said. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said 26-year-...
  • Afghans free 65 prisoners deemed dangerous by U.S.

    Afghans free 65 prisoners deemed dangerous by U.S.
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Over strident U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners whom it said it could not prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians. The U.S. military had...
  • Syria: Evacuation in besieged Homs continues amid cease-fire

    Syria: Evacuation in besieged Homs continues amid cease-fire
    HOMS, Syria -- Relief workers entered the Old City of Homs on Wednesday in the latest United Nations-backed effort to bring aid to civilians trapped inside and evacuate those who wish to leave the besieged ancient quarter. The U.N. has brokered a cease-...