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Families face 10th anniversary of Ohio Marine deaths

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:23
Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all.

UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:00
Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.

Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 09:34
Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.

Photos of the week: Air Force

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 09:00
Our staff-selected photos of the week of the Air Force in action.

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 08:47
Audio message purportedly from Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor also included comments about peace talks, though it wasn't immediately clear whether he supported them or not.

Man lost at sea when torpedoes sunk USS Indianapolis is not forgotten

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 08:39
Almost 900 sailors who died in the July 1945 torpedo sinking of the USS Indianapolis, four days after it delivered key parts of two atomic bombs that would be dropped on Japan.

Revolutionary War landmark fights on for survival

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 08:32
Subsisting on a roughly $20,000 annual budget, the Moland House has adapted by bringing in school groups, Boy Scouts, and archaeologists who have dug up items on the site -- such as the first minted American cent and military belt buckles.

Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 08:24
A Yemeni official says Bahah will chair a Cabinet meeting later Saturday that will be attended by seven other government ministers already in Aden.

Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 08:13
Members of the Division 30 faction reportedly fled to a nearby area controlled by a Syrian Kurdish militia.

Top Russian, US and Saudi diplomats to meet in Qatar

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 07:36
Sergey Lavrov will confer with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir during his two-day trip to Doha.

Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdish Workers Party to 'withdraw'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 07:13
The statement also condemned Turkey for bombing civilians, following reports that civilian homes were damaged in airstrikes in northwestern Iraq.

UN says at least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 07:11
At least 844 civilians were among the dead, while 488 members of Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias fighting the Islamic State group were killed.

The Iraqi fight to take back Ramadi is under way. How long will it take?

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:55
Iraqi soldiers are “in the isolation phase,” with the more difficult clearing phase next and certain to test their mettle.

Magistrate refuses bail for accused Islamic State recruiter

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 03:00
Arafat Nagi was arrested Wednesday on felony charges that he attempted to provide material support to the terrorist group ISIS and allegedly attempted to recruit on behalf of the group.

Turkey presses ahead with PKK raids amid calls for restraint

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 01:58
The state-run Anadolu Agency said as many as 28 F-16 jets raided 65 Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, targets in northern Iraq, including shelters and ammunition depots on Friday.

US bombs al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria after rebel abductions

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:26
The U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes against al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate Friday after the jihadis acknowledged the abduction of members of an American-backed rebel group.

Trade ministers fail to seal the deal on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 22:05
Negotiators said they would continue to seek agreement over the coming months, but the failure to wrap up the accord, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, was a setback for President Barack Obama, who hopes that the completion of a deal will be one of his signature achievements.

In reversal, Nusra Front claims credit for abducting Syria rebel fighters

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:24
In an unusual statement by the Nusra Front, which on Thursday denied that it had detained Nadim al-Hassan and several of his men, the group reversed course and admitted kidnapping the men.

11 killed in Colombian military plane crash

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:12
The twin-engine CASA-235 reported a motor problem before it disappeared, and its wreckage was found on a ranch in the province of Cesar, the country's air force said.

Contracts for July 31, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:03
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
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