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Oil crunch, Islamist war, power cuts face Nigeria's new leader

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 51 min ago
Crippling fuel shortages, power cuts, slowing economic growth and Islamist militants wreaking havoc. Muhammadu Buhari is taking on a tough job when he's sworn in as Nigeria's president on Friday.

Oklahoma National Guard helps rancher feed cattle

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 53 min ago
The Oklahoma National Guard has helped a Muskogee County rancher help feed his cattle that were stranded by recent flooding.

Indonesia dusts off 1920s law to tackle Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 8 min ago
The first Indonesian to stand trial for joining Islamic State says he signed up with the group in Syria and underwent two weeks of military training with its fighters. The only law he could be charged under dates back more than 90 years to the Dutch era and hasn't been used since independence in 1945.

Veteran adopts K-9 deployment partner

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 15 min ago
Darko sniffed the new bags lying on the ground for a minute before he was satisfied and dropped at Jake's feet. "He'll just sniff everything," said Jake Beebe, a U.S. Army veteran K-9 handler who served two tours in Afghanistan. "It's almost his main sensory organ."

Senate bill would slash housing allowance for dual-service couples

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 18 min ago
The Senate Armed Services Committee has inserted language in its version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill that seeks to end what some lawmakers perceive as an income windfall for dual-service couples by linking BAH payments to what these families actually pay to rent housing at new and future assignments.

Odierno: Iraq has final say on use of US-trained troops

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 20 min ago
The Army chief of staff said Thursday the United States must respect the Iraqi government’s decisions on deploying thousands of its U.S.-trained troops, even if those forces are not sent to key battlegrounds such as Ramadi.

Fired nuclear power plant employee arrested with explosives

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 41 min ago
A recently fired nuclear power plant employee upset with his union was arrested last week with leg irons, igniter fluid, propane, explosives and 500 rounds of rifle shells in his car, according to charges.

Major construction at N. Korea rocket site, US institute says

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 3 min ago
Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

Lithuania wants NATO battalion as 'security guarantee'

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 14 min ago
Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states.

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against Islamic State militants

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 28 min ago
In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.

On-base activities

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 33 min ago
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Airstrikes target Yemen's rebels as fighting rages in east

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 34 min ago
Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in their northern Yemeni stronghold on Thursday as fighting raged in an oil-rich eastern province, security officials and tribesmen said.

Off-base events

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 36 min ago
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Turkey and the Islamic State: Clash of interests feeds suspicions

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 38 min ago
Governments throughout the Middle East and well beyond look with suspicion on Turkey’s role in the war against the Islamic State.

Republicans should love ‘Dreamers,’ yet can’t

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 43 min ago
There is no moral or practical reason to deny Dreamers a path to citizenship. Yet congressional Republicans continue to hold them back for reasons both unprincipled and impolitic.

Dempsey's first fight in Iraq shapes his approach to Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 47 min ago
For Gen. Martin Dempsey, Obama's top military adviser, caution in Iraq is hard-won, derived from his own history there and across the Middle East. Unlike in the last time, when U.S. troops bore the brunt of the battle against insurgents, Dempsey believes that "the only way there's a sustainable defeat is if the Iraqis feel the real weight of the problem."

Report: Texan in standoff was veteran with PTSD, wanted police to kill him

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 51 min ago
A Texas man accused of barricading himself in a home during an armed standoff with police is a veteran who suffers from PTSD and told a friend he wanted to be killed by police, a police report states.

Report alleges border patrol engaged in abusive behavior

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 4 min ago
An American Civil Liberties Union report alleges that border patrol agents have engaged in racial profiling and intimidation tactics along southern New Mexico's border with Mexico.

Fallen Fort Bragg soldier remembered for selfless service, dedication to troops

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 19 min ago
A Fort Bragg soldier who died in Afghanistan the day before Memorial Day is being remembered for his selfless service to the families of fallen troops and his dedication to his soldiers.
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