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Powerful bomb rips through market in Pakistan, killing 22 people

At least 22 people were killed and more than 40 wounded Saturday when a powerful bomb ripped through a crowded vegetable market in northwestern Pakistan’s tribal region, officials said. Eyewitnesses said the market in the town of Parachinar, near the Afghanistan border, was crowded with buyers...

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  • U.S. stealth bombers, drones launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Libya

    U.S. stealth bombers, drones launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Libya

    In a dramatic use of U.S. air power, a pair of B-2 stealth bombers flew from Missouri to North Africa on Wednesday and dropped dozens of bombs on two camps in the Libyan desert, killing more than 80 suspected Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said Thursday. The long-range air raid, authorized...

  • U.S. bombers strike Islamic State camps in Libya

    U.S. bombers strike Islamic State camps in Libya

    Stealth bombers and armed drones launched airstrikes Wednesday night against two Islamic State encampments in northern Libya in an expansion of the air war there, according to U.S. officials. The attacks were authorized by President Obama two days before he leaves office and are a reminder of the...

  • How Trump will deal with America's longest war is anyone's guess

    How Trump will deal with America's longest war is anyone's guess

    Donald Trump has minced few words about his plans to  build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and  end the threat from Islamic State extremists. But the president-elect has been virtually silent on his plans when it comes to Afghanistan, home to America’s longest war. With 8,400 U.S. troops leading...

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