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  • Ex-US ambassador: Stop asking Abe to apologize for WWII Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:42 PM ET
    Ex-US ambassador: Stop asking Abe to apologize for WWII

    Tom Schieffer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2005-2009, outlines his expectations for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement on Friday that will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

  • ANKARA, Aug 12- Sidelined on his island prison, the one man who might have helped quell a surge in violence in Turkey's Kurdish southeast appears increasingly powerless as a three-year-old peace process teeters on the brink of collapse. Abdullah Ocalan, whose Kurdistan Workers Party first took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984, had been Ankara's main...

  • Ukraine accuses rebels of artillery attacks Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 3:40 AM ET
    Ukraine accuses rebels of artillery attacks

    Otilia Dhand, vice president of Teneo Intelligence, discusses the Minsk Protocol and the renewal of tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • MH17 site may contain Russian missile fragments Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Some of the debris recovered from the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine may be fragments of a Russian-made missile system.

  • Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015? Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015?

    Ege Seçkin, country risk analyst at IHS, says there's an connection between the intensification of fighting in Turkey and the situation on the political scene.

  • Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert

    Jonathan Friedman of Stroz Friedberg talks about Turkey's geopolitical strategy, following a wave of attacks in the country.

  • Turkish authorities on high alert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Turkish authorities on high alert

    Gunmen have attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul among a wave of attacks in Turkey.

  • Suicide bombings shake Kabul; kill at least 40 Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan

    Deadly suicide attacks killed at least 40 people and wounded hundreds in Kabul, ending a lull in major terrorist strikes in the capital.

  • ISMAILIA, Egypt, Aug 6- Egypt received a show of international support on Thursday as it inaugurated a major extension of the Suez Canal which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will power an economic turnaround in the Arab world's most populous country. The former armed forces chief, who led a military takeover two years ago but ran for president as a civilian...

  • China tries to defuse island-building tensions Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 2:03 AM ET
    Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi says S China Sea reclamation had halted, and called on ASEAN countries on how claimant states should conduct themselves.

  • US input in ongoing Syrian conflict Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    US input in ongoing Syrian conflict

    The U.S. has given the go-ahead to air strikes by rebels in Syria to defend themselves from attacks against IS or elsewhere.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets ready for combat, the Pentagon said on Friday. The decision by Dunford, whose nomination to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was approved this week, is a key milestone for the $391 billion F-35...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets ready for combat, sources familiar with the decision said on Friday. Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lieutenant General Jon Davis told reporters on Monday that the squadron met all the requirements for the...

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Turkey's bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq has diverted attention from "exploratory talks" for a new governing coalition. However, Turkey's president is almost certainly seeking to reassert himself as Turkey's de facto executive.

  • *Many dislike current Kiev government and Ukrainian elite. KIEV, July 29- From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine's government fight rebels in the east. Dressed in a colourful peasant-style shirt, Korchynsky told Reuters that he follows orders from the Interior Ministry, and that his...

  • Hawking, Musk warn of ‘inevitable’ AI arms race Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    What a robotic sniper might look like.

    A global arms race of robotic killing machines is inevitable if countries don't take precautions now, hundreds of experts said.

  • JAKARTA/ LONDON, July 27- Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he was ready to order air strikes on Islamist militant targets in Libya and Syria to prevent attacks on the streets of Britain as he stepped up his rhetoric against Islamic State insurgents. "As prime minister, I would always want to try and take that action, and that's the case whether that problem...

  • DUBAI, July 27- A ceasefire struggled to take hold in Yemen on Monday, with multiple breaches reported by residents and pro-government media in Aden and other contested districts in the south, centre and north of the volatile Arabian peninsula country.

  • SANAA, July 27- A truce appeared to be holding on Monday in Yemen's capital Sanaa, the target of near-nightly air raids during a fourth-month-old war, with residents saying the city had passed a quiet night. Four months of air raids and war have killed more than 3,500 people in the Arabian Peninsula state. U.N. children's agency UNICEF says the death toll includes...

  • Turkey attacks Kurdish militants in Northern Iraq Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 5:38 AM ET
    Town of al-Qaim at the Iraqi-Syrian border

    Turkish fighter jets, which on Friday attacked Islamic State targets in Syria, launched a wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq on Saturday. The New York Times reports.