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  • Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs

    Syria and rebels agree to extend rescue effort in city of Homs
    DAMASCUS, Syria — A plan to provide humanitarian aid to besieged residents in the Syrian city of Homs was extended Monday for three days, the United Nations announced, as a new round of Syrian peace talks began. The U.N. said the fresh cease-...
  • Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'

    Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'
    In an old, whitewashed motel, where folklore has it studio executives once brought their secretaries for "lunch," Robert Greenwald, a mercurial man trailed by insults and death threats, leads a small band of filmmakers dedicated to unnerving political and...
  • Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed

    Suicide bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan; 2 contractors killed
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan were killed Monday in a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in eastern Kabul, officials said. An official at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, near the site of the...
  • Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets militant

    Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets militant
    JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip early Sunday. Israeli military officials said the attack targeted Abdallah Kharti, a militant accused of launching rockets into southern Israel. Peter Lerner, a...
  • In a reversal, Afghan civilian deaths rise in 2013

    In a reversal, Afghan civilian deaths rise in 2013
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India -- Civilian deaths in the conflict in Afghanistan rose sharply last year, nearing the record levels of bloodletting reached in 2011 as Afghan security forces stepped up operations andTaliban-led insurgents continued to target...
  • Pakistan launches airstrikes on suspected militant hideouts

    Pakistan launches airstrikes on suspected militant hideouts
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- After two days of deadly attacks against security forces, Pakistani air force jets bombarded suspected insurgent hideouts in the country’s tribal belt early Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. Residents...
  • Israel kills two in Gaza strike targeting 'terrorist operative'

    Israel kills two in Gaza strike targeting 'terrorist operative'
    An Israeli airstrike killed two people in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, including a man identified by Israeli security forces as a militant who fired rockets across the border last week during former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral. In a...
  • Soldier from California killed in Afghanistan in attack by insurgents

    Soldier from California killed in Afghanistan in attack by insurgents
    An Army soldier from California has been killed in Afghanistan during an attack by insurgents, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42, of Monterey, Calif., was killed Monday in Kandahar province from wounds...
  • John James McGinty III dies at 73; Medal of Honor recipient

    John James McGinty III dies at 73; Medal of Honor recipient
    John James McGinty III, whose fierce leadership of a Marine platoon during a bitter assault by hundreds of North Vietnamese soldiers earned him the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War, died Friday of cancer at his home in Beaufort, S.C. He was 73. His...
  • Five police officers killed in drive-by shooting at Egypt checkpoint

    Five police officers killed in drive-by shooting at Egypt checkpoint
    CAIRO -- Drive-by assailants gunned down five police officers at a checkpoint in the south of Egypt early Thursday, state media reported, in the most serious attack against security forces in nearly a month. In addition to the five killed, two...
  • South Sudan's government, rebels sign cease-fire accord

    South Sudan's government, rebels sign cease-fire accord
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Sudan’s government and rebels signed an agreement Thursday to cease hostilities, the first breakthrough since combat erupted last month. The accord, signed in the capital of neighboring Ethiopia, called on both...