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In an Afghanistan awash in arms, a push to ban toy guns

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:31
The weapons of Afghanistan's long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen's shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead.

Afghan official: 21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 01:26
A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and another 10 wounded, an official said Monday.

Missing slave fishing boats tracked to Papua New Guinea

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:41
The trawlers fled a slave island in Indonesia with captives of a brutal Southeast Asian trafficking ring whose catch reaches the United States. Thirty-four boats loaded with workers left for new fishing grounds before help arrived.

Navy to commission USS Cooperstown

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:20
Ray Mabus, the United States secretary of the Navy, came to Cooperstown this weekend to honor the professional baseball players who served in World War II.

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work's Meeting with Republic of Korea (ROK) Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-Sung

DoD News Releases - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00
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Israel wants US to release its spy but not as part of Iran deal

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:28
Israel reacted with cautious optimism on Sunday to the news that the spy Jonathan Pollard might be released on parole from a U.S. prison in November after serving 30 years of a life sentence.

US to pressure North Korea on human rights

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:12
After the Obama administration's groundbreaking nuclear deal with Iran, there have been calls to replicate that pact with North Korea, a rogue state that already has nuclear-weapons capability.

After Arab Spring, journalism briefly flowered and then withered

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 20:58
The Arab Spring was supposed to usher in an era of greater political inclusion and freedom, including press freedom. Instead, in every country but Tunisia, it has led to the opposite.

5-day humanitarian cease-fire starts in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 20:32
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes came to a halt in Yemen early Monday after a five-day humanitarian truce went into effect, witnesses and security officials said.

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking amid Obama visit

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 18:50
As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.

Cannon Air Force Base officials deny accusations of promoting religion

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 15:23
Cannon Air Force Base officials say an accusation that supervisors are using their ranks to promote religion is untrue.

Air Force Academy program provides therapy to wounded warriors

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 15:16
Wounded, injured and ill airmen sat tall in the saddle last week as they rode through an Air Force Academy program designed to give them a key healing ingredient.

Officials: Iraqi forces retake Anbar University near Ramadi

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 11:41
Iraqi government forces recaptured Anbar University from the Islamic State militant group Sunday after hours of fierce clashes, provincial officials said, as part of its push to reclaim territory across the embattled province.

Obama: Kenya at 'crossroads' between peril and promise

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 11:32
Declaring Kenya at a "crossroads" between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father's birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility for its future.

Army depot undergoing $100M modernization plan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 11:23
The Tobyhanna Army Depot is in the middle of one of the largest and most far-reaching renovation projects in its history — one that entails gutting one of its massive buildings and prepping the facility to serve a military more dependent on computer chips and software than vacuum tubes and hardware.

Ailing veterans sue, say toxic burn pits cost them their health

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 11:19
Hundreds of soldiers who’ve come home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan now are battling the very companies that helped operate their base camps, claiming constant exposure to toxins from open-air burn pits has wrecked their health.

Liberals decide religious liberty isn’t so great

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:45
Most liberals don’t want to think of themselves as hostile to religious liberty. So they’re telling themselves a story in which conservatives are abusing the religious-liberty tradition to make new and dangerous demands.

A low point for the Jewish-black alliance

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:40
It’s not only the name-calling and insults hurled at Obama that grab the gut. Behavior sends signals, too.

Gawker, and gossip, do some public good

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 10:00
With journalism increasingly controlled by corporate entities that want to avoid offending advertisers and their readers’ sensibilities, we need Gawker most desperately.

Paper: App tracking Prince William flights poses terror risk

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 09:52
A British newspaper said it has uncovered a major royal security breach by using an inexpensive app to track Prince William's air rescue ambulance while it is in the air.
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