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2 arrested over attack on luxury hotel in Mali

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
Malian special forces have arrested two men over last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people, according to a statement distributed Friday morning.

Air Force hires civilian drone pilots for combat patrols; critics question legality

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 26 min ago
The Air Force has hired civilian defense contractors to fly MQ-9 Reaper drones to help track suspected militants and other targets in global hot spots, a previously undisclosed expansion in the privatization of once-exclusively military functions.

British foreign secretary meets Tunisian leader after attack

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 53 min ago
Britain's foreign secretary has met with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, promising his nation's support after the third deadly attack this year in Tunisia claimed by the Islamic State group.

Burkina Faso: 'Large-scale attack' thwarted ahead of vote

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 36 min ago
Security forces disrupted a "large-scale attack" in Burkina Faso, arresting 13 suspects and seizing weapons and bomb-making materials in the west near Mali's border, the security minister said Friday.

Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 58 min ago
Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen, including the captain and three officers, from a cargo ship on Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday.

Strikes on Islamic State city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 19 min ago
A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.

France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 13 min ago
Intoning the names of 130 dead, a subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning.

Berlin police release 2 suspected of extremism

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 41 min ago
Berlin police say they have released two men who had been taken into custody as part of an investigation into Islamic extremists in the German capital.

6 migrant children drown on way to Greece

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 59 min ago
Turkish state media say six children have drowned when boats carrying migrants to Greece sank in two incidents off the Turkish coast.

After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 11 min ago
Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.

Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 30 min ago
After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.

Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 44 min ago
An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh said Friday it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in the country's north that killed one man and wounded three others.

On the eve of bulk phone data collection's expiration, a Paris-inspired bid to revive it

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 1 min ago
A bid to step up government surveillance in the wake of the Paris attacks is whipping up old fervor to extend the National Security Administration's authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk - right as the controversial program is expiring.

In Egyptian prison, he dreamt of food, now his feelings have changed

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 14 min ago
There were times, in prison, when Mohamed Soltan dreamt about food. He would wake up, his mouth watering or his jaw unconsciously chewing.

Japan ready to submit proposal for Australia submarine deal

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 34 min ago
Japan is set to bid on joint development and production of an Australian submarine, Tokyo's first major military transfer since the World War II.

Young soldiers named best Rangers at Fort Bliss, 1AD

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:20
Three young soldiers emerged from two days of physical and mental tests to be named the best Rangers at Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division.

Germany joins coalition against Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:19
Germany decided Thursday it could no longer stay on the sidelines of the fight against Islamic State, announcing plans to send planes and a navy ship to help the new international military alliance against the Islamic State group.

Philippine forces kill 8 suspected to have Islamic State sympathies

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 23:22
Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group in a clash in the southern Philippines on Thursday, seizing bomb-making equipment, assault rifles and black flags, military officials said.

Philippine protests likely after verdict in Marine trial

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 23:16
Protests are likely in the Philippines no matter what verdict is issued Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender woman whom he picked up in a bar and took to a hotel for sex.

Afghan interpreter flees homeland

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 20:15
At the end of a combat deployment, most American troops can return safely home. It’s a different story for the interpreters they leave behind. Sami Kazikhani, 32, served as the interpreter for former Marine Sgt. Aaron Fleming, 33, of Camp Lejeune’s 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.
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