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Putin orders forces in the east on combat drill

September 11, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered military forces in the country's east to carry out a major exercise to test their preparedness. more »»

Syrian opposition welcomes Obama's announcement

September 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group on Thursday welcomed President Barack Obama's authorization of U.S. more »»

Yes camp winning battle of ads Scotland campaign

September 11, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — When the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom launched a recent TV ad, the spot went viral — but for all the wrong reasons. more »»

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

September 11, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating... more »»

War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

September 11, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered — a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an... more »»

Fiji says its captive troops are shown in video

September 11, 2014

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji confirmed Thursday that soldiers shown in a new video posted online are its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria. more »»

Toronto mayor hospitalized with suspected tumor

September 11, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor in his abdomen, health officials said Wednesday.

Dr. more »»

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.. more »»

Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time

September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants... more »»

US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

September 10, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — As the U.S. more »»

Obama: US to expand airstrikes on Islamic State

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, President Barack Obama moved Wednesday night to deepen the U.. more »»

Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

September 10, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance. more »»

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. more »»

Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

September 10, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. more »»

Obama to deepen America's military role in Mideast

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major reversal, President Barack Obama is moving to deepen the U.S. more »»

France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

September 10, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria. more »»

Afghan talks could continue after inauguration

September 10, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The candidate most likely to be named the next president of Afghanistan said Wednesday that he believes in a government of national unity and will seek to include his... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Thousands flee flood in India, Pakistan

September 10, 2014

Evacuees fleeing rising floodwaters cling to treetops and wait to be plucked from the roofs of buildings in Srinagar, the main city on the Indian-administered side of Kashmir. more »»

Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

September 10, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is developing an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the U.S. more »»

Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

September 10, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the... more »»

 
 

 

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