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Dispute over Afghan rape case could delay Army secretary’s nomination

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A dispute over the U.S. Army’s treatment of a soldier who defended a young Afghan boy being raped by a local police commander could hold up the nomination…

Globe Trot: U.S. slaps terror designation on Afghan ISIS affiliate

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: The U.S. State Department has designated the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan a terrorist organization, calling it ISIL-Khorasan. The heightened…

Globe Trot: Egypt poised to end blasphemy laws

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: Rights advocates believe the political atmosphere has never been better to actually reform—or end—Egypt’s blasphemy laws. Under President Abdel…

Enigmatic radio broadcasts fuel fears of Islamic State influence in Afghanistan

By Anna K. Poole
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ISIS | Preoccupied with the Taliban’s resurgence, Afghanistan hasn’t spent much time worrying over potential threats from the Islamic State (ISIS). But in recent…

Was U.S. aid worker in Afghanistan killed for her newfound Christian faith?

By Samantha Gobba
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Afghanistan | As U.S. aid worker Lisa Akbari left the gym at her apartment complex Sunday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, someone fatally shot her. A few miles from the…

Suicide bomber kills six American soldiers in Afghanistan

By Lynde Langdon
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Afghanistan | The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan that killed six American soliders. Two other Americans and an…

Globe Trot: Yemen begins week-long ceasefire as famine looms

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: A seven-day ceasefire is in its first day in Yemen, where warring Houthi rebels have been battling pro-government forces. The fighting has put Yemenis…

Globe Trot: Afghans protest militant violence against minorities

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of Afghan men and women took to the streets of Kabul today to protest the beheadings of seven captured Hazaras accused…

Globe Trot: U.K., Ireland suspend flights to Sinai over terror fears

By Mindy Belz
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International | SINAI: As the experts probe, the Brits are suspending all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh, saying the Russian plane that crashed on takeoff there “may well have…

Were U.S. troops ordered to ignore sexual abuse in Afghanistan?

By Gaye Clark
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Sexual Abuse | The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to investigate a deluge of recent reports accusing U.S. military commanders of mishandling child sexual assault cases…

Rock the Kasbah takes many wrong turns

By Bob Brown
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Movies | It seems nobody in Rock the Kasbah —not the lead character, not even the director—knows where he’s going or where he’ll end up. With the right company,

Midday Roundup: Conservatives bemoan Boehner’s budget deal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lame duck dealing. Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he didn't want to leave a mess for his successor, but the budget deal he struck last…

 
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