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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 06:31
The Iraqi police and special forces officers practice drills next to a cluster of tents that constitute their base. They have a grand aim: to drive Islamic State fighters out of one of their strongholds, the city of Mosul and the surrounding province of Nineveh.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 07:42
An African warlord with a $5 million bounty on his head unexpectedly fell into the lap of U.S. troops last week, presenting the Pentagon with a military victory but also a legal conundrum: what to do with the newfound prisoner?
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:25
Heroin and meth are far easier to transport and conceal than marijuana. Especially worrisome to U.S. officials is a growing trend of more border-crossing pedestrians carrying the drugs strapped under their clothing or hidden in body cavities.
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 06:12
Years after the U.S. military tried to create a new army in Iraq, American trainers have returned to help rebuild the country’s fighting force. But this time, things are different. With the Iraqis dependent on their own logistics, there is a shortage of weapons and ammunition, and the U.S. training is focused on the will to fight.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 07:18
When Armenia broke ranks last year with other former Soviet states marching toward Europe and pledged to join Russia’s new customs union instead, the goal of keeping a foothold in both the East and the West didn’t seem all that challenging.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:13
Mali’s foreign minister appealed Tuesday for international intervention in Libya to combat the spread of terrorism in the Sahel region of Africa and restore a central government.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:22
Two U.S. citizens have been charged with taking part in a failed coup last month to overthrow the Gambian government, a botched effort that ended with some of the attackers being killed and others fleeing the small West African country, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 13:21
Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the U.S.-Mexico border during fiscal 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug’s chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the United States.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:25
Béji Caïd Essebsi explains his three goals as Tunisia’s president: We must solve the daunting economic and social problems that began in the Ben Ali era and were aggravated by three years of incompetent Islamist administration. We must establish security in a country surrounded by insecurity. And we must strengthen our young democracy at a time when hopes for democracy elsewhere in the region are failing to take root.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 07:19
The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as “ghost soldiers,” as part of the prime minister’s vow to tackle corruption in the military and regain a foothold in the battle against the Islamic State group, two senior government officials said.

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