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Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
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Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

November death toll for Muslim militants: 5,042

By Daniel James Devine
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Terrorism | Muslim militants around the world killed 5,042 people in the month of November alone. That’s nearly twice the number that died when the World Trade Center…

Globe Trot: Pope and patriarch unite against persecution

By Mindy Belz
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International | POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff ended a visit to Turkey with a pointed call for Muslim leaders—political, religious, and academic—to condemn Islamic…

Weekend attack targets Christians in Kabul

By Mindy Belz
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Afghanistan | Taliban boasts about attack that strikes at the heart of Afghanistan’s fragile Christian community

Midday Roundup: Secret Service admits bungling White House intrusion

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not-so-secret grilling. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced some tough questions from Congress this morning after the media discovered the intruder…

Globe Trot: Kurdish and Iraqi forces push back ISIS fighters

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces and Kurdish peshmerga today recaptured Mosul Dam, a crucial hydroelectric facility that’s been under ISIS control since earlier this…

An expert weighs in on where the war on terror went wrong

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Angelo Codevilla is not a household name, unless you’re a student of international affairs and military history. In that world, he's a certified rock star.

Globe Trot: U.S. general killed in Afghanistan remembered as a family man

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Major Gen. Harold Greene became the first two-star U.S. general killed in action since the Vietnam War yesterday. He is also the first U.S.

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: World events are moving Western focus elsewhere, and a Taliban advance is going unreported with U.S. forces in decline and an election crisis…

Globe Trot: Afghan’s presumed president-elect agrees to polling place audit

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Officials may have averted a meltdown, but the country remains in a political crisis a day after presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah…

 
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