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  • Syrian government forces squeeze insurgents in Aleppo

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian armed forces have taken strategic ground around Aleppo this week, residents and state media said on Wednesday, squeezing the main rebel supply line into the city after months of battlefield gains by Damascus. The government...
  • Civilian casualties up sharply in Afghanistan as U.S. departure nears

    Civilian casualties up sharply in Afghanistan as U.S. departure nears
    Accelerating a grim trend in the evolving war in Afghanistan, civilian casualties rose sharply in the first half of this year due to heavier ground combat between government forces and insurgents in populated areas, the United Nations reported Tuesday....
  • Cute Japan pop star recruits soldiers as Abe boosts military

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Just as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe beefs up Japan's military, the armed forces have turned to a 20-year pop idol for a softer touch in recruiting soldiers in a country that revels in all things cute. "Working for the Self-defense...
  • Fort Eustis a budget target again, but to what extent?

    Fort Eustis a budget target again, but to what extent?
    An Army planning document released last week describes a devastating impact to Fort Eustis if deep budget cuts return in 2016. But at this point, it is based more in theory than reality. Still, even a theoretical cut of nearly 4,200 personnel from an...
  • 1,000 Syrian rebels defect to Islamic State in sign it's still strengthening

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey A Syrian rebel brigade defected to the Islamic State this week, a sign that the extremist group continues to build strength after seizing vast territories in western Iraq and eastern Syria, anti-government activists said Tuesday. The 1,...
  • After Slaviansk's fall, splits open in Ukraine rebel ranks

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Allies compare him to the general who forced Napoleon's armies out of Russia and support him in his role as the pro-Moscow separatists' defense chief in eastern Ukraine, but for some rebel leaders Igor Girkin's orders carry...
  • Ukrainian troops, pro-Russia rebels regroup for fight over Donetsk

    Ukraine's new defense minister said Tuesday that peace talks will occur only after the pro-Russia rebels holed up in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk completely disarm. "There will be no more unilateral cease-fire," Defense Minister Valery...
  • Yemeni Shi'ites capture city after fighting kills 200

    SANAA (Reuters) - Shi'ite Muslim fighters captured one of the main cities in northern Yemen on Tuesday, a local official and residents said, after fighting that has killed at least 200 people and puts the Shi'ites on the outskirts of the capital. The...
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko names new head of anti-rebel operations

    KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko has named a new chief of military operations against separatists in eastern Ukraine, continuing a shake-up of the military and security leadership to combat the insurgency. In a decree, he named Vasyl Grytsak...
  • Same-sex marriage, immigration, and Constitution: Letters

    Same-sex marriage I commend the Orlando Sentinel for its editorial urging positive rulings in the pending lawsuits seeking to overturn Florida's laws banning same-sex marriage ("Past time to end state's same-sex marriage ban," Sunday). As a gay...
  • Israel confronts 'moral crisis' after burning death of Arab teen

    JERUSALEM The arrest of six Jews on suspicion of burning to death a Palestinian teenager prompted calls Monday for soul-searching in Israel, with critics saying the country needed to take a hard look at racial hatred spreading among young Israelis...
  • Iraqi Parliament won't meet until August; insurgents kill key general

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq's hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffered dual setbacks Monday, with the Iraqi Parliament once again failing to form a new government as insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading...