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Globe Trot: Kurdish and Iraqi forces push back ISIS fighters

By Mindy Belz
Posted

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

Midday Roundup: New stats show fewer births out of wedlock

Midday Roundup: New stats show fewer births out of wedlock

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | More married mommies. The rate of births among unmarried women is on the decline, according to data released Wednesday by the National Center for Health…

Globe Trot: Fighting resumes in Gaza after short-lived ceasefire

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | GAZA:  Two rockets were fired last night from Gaza just before the end of an Israeli-Hamas ceasefire, and Hamas said it was ready to resume fighting.

Borderline crazy

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Middle East | Not-so-internal conflicts are redrawing the map of the world

Toward ‘a sustained quiet’

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Israel | Israel's explosive pursuit of Hamas won remarkable support amid tragedy, reflecting a changing Middle East calculus

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

By Mindy Belz
Posted

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.

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas survives the night

By Ryan Hill
Posted

Israel | A mountain of trash sits in Gaza City after days without landfill access. A stream of raw sewage has poisoned the Mediterranean since an Israeli airstrike…

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

By Leigh Jones
Posted

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: Conflict then, conflict now

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | GUNS OF AUGUST: World War I began 100 years ago today, and services commemorating the centenary have begun in Britain and across Europe. (Watch live updates…

Globe Trot: Soldiers called out in West Africa’s battle with Ebola

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SIERRA LEONE has called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, as the World Health Organization reports 57 new deaths in 4 days and dispatches 50 new health…

No end in sight for Gaza conflict

By Ryan Hill
Posted

Israel | One minute, nine Palestinian children were playing on a swing set at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza. The next, an explosion covered the ground in smoke and…

Globe Trot: Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan

By Mindy Belz
Posted

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…

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