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  • 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.

  • Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. Along with the Great Wall scene, out went a scene in which China was mentioned as a potential culprit behind an attack, as well as a reference to a "Communist-conspiracy brother" hacking a mail server- all to...

  • Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. Along with the Great Wall scene, out went a scene in which China was mentioned as a potential culprit behind an attack, as well as a reference to a "Communist-conspiracy brother" hacking a mail server- all to...

  • DUBAI, July 20- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards attacked a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing last week's nuclear deal for interfering with the country's military operations and crossing "red lines" set by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "Some parts of the draft have clearly crossed the Islamic republic's red lines, especially in Iran's...

  • Mitsubishi Materials apologizes for WWII slavery Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:58 AM ET
    The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    Mitsubishi Materials became the first major Japanese company to apologize for using captured U.S. soldiers as slave laborers during WWII.

  • MH17: One year on Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Ukrainian rescue servicemen look through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine.

    Flight MH17 was shot down a year ago. We recap the events and how the Ukrainian crisis has changed since then.

  • ATHENS, July 16- Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout programme, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year. The European Central Bank's governing council, meeting in Frankfurt, was expected to ease its funding squeeze on shuttered Greek banks, the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East. Obama made his case in a nationally televised news conference responding to critics at home and abroad after...