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Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 26 min ago
Saudi-owned al-Hayat newspaper reports that Iraqi intelligence provided tip about threat from Iranian-influenced groups.

West Virginia student’s military collection spans wars

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 35 min ago
Beyond simply collecting artifacts, Colby Burl has gone to great lengths to track the stories behind as many items as possible.

Veterans group's fund-raising efforts draw interest

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 3 min ago
According to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Veterans Support Organization is a Rhode Island non-profit.

Turkey lifts headscarf ban for its policewomen

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 17 min ago
The ban on wearing headscarves in public services was introduced after the 1980 coup.

Bulldozers work to clear out Italy's quake-hit towns

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 41 sec ago
Overnight was relatively calm, the first since the quake struck without strong aftershocks. In all, the region has seen 1,820 aftershocks.

Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 18 min ago
The fighting pits a NATO ally against a U.S.-backed proxy that is the most effective ground forces battling Islamic State in Syria.

Colombian peace deal could mark a rare victory for US diplomacy

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 54 min ago
It would be a validation of Plan Colombia, the U.S. counternarcotics and security-aid package that has sent roughly $10 billion to Bogota since 2000.

Air Force seeks Medal of Honor for airman who died in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 30 min ago
Sgt. John Chapman, 36, was killed in combat on March 4, 2002.

Coach feels Navy will be sound on special teams

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 39 min ago
Head coach Ken Niumatalolo is a stickler for being sound on special teams and was not happy the Midshipmen did such a poor job covering kickoffs last season.

10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 48 min ago
Close to 5 million Syrians have fled civil war since 2011. Most struggle to survive in tough conditions in neighboring countries.

Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 5 min ago
European nations continue to squabble about whether, and how, to share the newcomers between them.

Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 23 min ago
18-year-old assailant left a bench and ran toward the priest at the altar, but a bomb in his backpack only burned without exploding.

Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 30 min ago
Passengers were taken to safety after the attack and flights resumed after a brief pause during the police investigation.

Filipino militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 55 min ago
Muslim extremists supporting the Islamic State group freed eight fellow militants in a daring attack that also allowed 15 other inmates to escape from a provincial jail in the southern Philippines, police said Sunday.

Air Force seeks Medal of Honor for Connecticut man who died in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 26 min ago
The secretary of the Air Force is pushing to award a Medal of Honor to the first Connecticut native to die in the war in Afghanistan, based on new evidence 14 years after his death.

Turkey extradites 5 Macedonians planning to join Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 57 min ago
Macedonian police say Turkey has extradited five Macedonians arrested in Istanbul in an operation to crack down on recruitment for the Islamic State group.

Rhode Island sues to get Russian sub removed from scrapyard

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 31 min ago
The remnants of a Russian submarine rest mere feet from shore in Rhode Island, a Cold War relic rusting away. Its fate will now likely be decided by a court.

Rhode Island lawmaker calls for state investment at military facilities

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 45 min ago
A Democratic Rhode Island lawmaker wants the state to put money into an empty fund created to support its military facilities and defense industry.

When deployed in isolation, Fort Bragg's rocket crews take care of themselves

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 21:25
Rocket-launching crews are some of the most sought-after soldiers because they can provide powerful, precision fires quickly in a variety of weather conditions. But their missions can place them alone, in some of the most isolated, desolate places across the battlefield.

Sen. Joni Ernst leads Iowa motorcycle ride to support veterans

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 20:26
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst opened the “nonpartisan” leg of Saturday’s fundraising event by welcoming bikers to the kickoff location at a Des Moines-area motorcycle business and led the “staggered” pattern of motorcycles on a pleasure ride through the Iowa.
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