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  • Syrian men carry a body on a stretcher amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016.

    Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo Saturday, a ninth day of bombardment as fighting all but destroys a February ceasefire.

  • Hundreds of protesters stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone and entered Parliament to demand an end to corruption, The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system. In response, the National Rifle Association said Obama should...

  • ISIS turns to selling fish and cars for income

    Islamic State is now earning millions of dollars each month from selling cars and fish to make up for lower oil income.

  • PARIS— French politicians are decrying the violence that erupted at the edges of anti-labor reform protests in Paris and other French cities. Paris police overnight evicted anti-reform demonstrators from the "Nuit Debout" group from their encampment in the city's Place de la Republique. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said while she supports the right to protest, "...

  • Mark Malloch-Brown, former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, explains that a full recovery from the 26-year war will take decades.

  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Islamic State earns millions of dollars a month running car dealerships and fish farms in Iraq, Iraqi judicial authorities said.

  • WASHINGTON— A senior U.S. official: About 16 U.S. military personnel, including a general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes leading to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people.

  • Kasthari Udayakumaran sits in a vacant home belonging to her family in Tellippalai, Jaffna--an area that used to be a high security zone. Recently, it was released back to the land owners by the Sri Lankan military.

    Seven years after the civil war's end, Sri Lanka's northern province lags behind the rest of the country and the catch-up process is proving tough.

  • CAIRO— The U.N. envoy to Libya says attacks by the Islamic State group are a serious threat to Libya's oil installations. Martin Kobler says in a statement Wednesday that he is deeply concerned by recent IS incursions into Libya's oil crescent region and militant attacks on oil fields, calling it a "grave assault" on the economy and "the livelihoods of millions of...

  • Boats captured from Tamil Tiger rebels during Sri Lanka's civil war are displayed at a war museum in the northern district of Mullaittivu in 2014.

    Sri Lankans have returned to the country's war-torn northern province but say they are struggling to make it a home again.

  • A U.S. Air Force munitions team member uncases the laser-guided tip for a 500 pound bomb to be loaded onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, for airstrikes on ISIL targets on January 8, 2016 at a base in the Persian Gulf Region.

    As President Obama announces a military expansion in Syria, an analyst says the U.S. is running through its supply of bombs.

  • *Russia, Iran work together in Syria conflict. *Iran's Khamenei close to Russia, Rouhani less so. Tehran had cause to celebrate: the Kremlin's decision a year ago to press ahead with the stalled sale of the S-300 system was the first clear evidence of a growing partnership between Russia and Iran that has since turned the tide in Syria's civil war and is testing U.S....

  • People visit on October 28, 2014 the DCNS stand at the Euronaval naval defense equipment fair in le Bourget, south of Paris.

    State-controlled DCNS has won a $40B contract to build Australia's new fleet of submarines, beating out bids from Germany and Japan.

  • *Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria sixfold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...

  • *Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...

  • Depomed is taking another step to avoid the pain of a protracted fight with activist investor Starboard Value over control of the drugmaker. Starboard has said it wants that meeting so it can replace Depomed's board. Starboard has been particularly incensed by a Depomed plan to reincorporate in Delaware and by its rejection of acquisition attempts by...

  • Obama to send 250 more US troops to Syria

    The plan comes to ramp up efforts to help regain territory from ISIS.

  • Wrapping up his trip to Europe, President Barack Obama is huddling with President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. President Barack Obama says "we can't turn our backs on fellow human beings who are here now and need our help now."

  • HANNOVER, Germany— President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment of up to 250 U.S. military personnel to Syria, mostly special operations forces, to assist local troops trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists. The deployment will bring the number of personnel to roughly 300, up from about 50 special operations forces currently in Syria.