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Obama begins nostalgic vacation in Indonesia with his family

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:50
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family arrived Friday on the resort island of Bali to begin a vacation in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child, officials said.

Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:48
Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country.

Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:44
Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home, the United Nations says in a new report.

Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:26
The Philippine military has declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

While some practice piety during Ramadan, terrorists see chance to step up violence

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:23
For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year. Those who show righteous behavior during Ramadan will be rewarded manifold in the afterlife, the Koran promises. But in recent years, Islamic State leaders have twisted the meaning of Ramadan to encourage their followers to kill civilians.

2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:21
Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released before dawn Saturday near where they were apprehended by guerrillas belonging to the National Liberation Army. Bolt said the two are doing well and anxious to be back with their families in Europe.

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:46
A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands.

Trump policy might cut off remittances to 1 million Cubans

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:38
William LeoGrande, an American University professor who specializes in U.S.-Cuba relations, says a provision in President Donald Trump’s new Cuba policy could cut off remittances to more than 1 million Cubans.

Austria cracks down on Turkish citizens with 2 passports

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:35
With his rich Tyrolean accent, Mehmet Altin appears to be a native of the alpine Austrian province. But the campground operator who moved to a sleepy mountain village decades ago could lose his adopted country's citizenship, along with potentially thousands of others targeted by a crackdown on immigrants illegally holding both Turkish and Austrian passports.

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:24
Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:23
The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

Tech sergeant released from hospital after Thunderbirds jet accident

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:19
A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Dayton.

Naval Station Norfolk’s first 100 years: World’s largest navy base anchored to community

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:27
The first 100 years of Naval Station Norfolk have witnessed name changes, reorganizations and technological advancements in aviation and sea power. Social forces in the larger community also transformed the military and the faces of sailors and airmen here. As the naval station has grown, at times painfully, so has the community.

Swiss journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:13
A Swiss journalist has died of injuries suffered from a mine blast in Iraq earlier this week while covering a military operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul.

Trump administration abruptly shutters diplomatic office on Pakistan, Afghanistan policy

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:21
The Trump administration has moved to close the standalone State Department office devoted to policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan that was the brainchild of diplomat Richard Holbrooke, current and former State Department officials said.

You’re hired, Trump tells 5 million future apprentices

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:57
Employers have complained for years that the nation doesn't have enough skilled workers to fill the jobs of an increasingly technical workforce. Could apprenticeships be part of the answer to the infamous U.S. skills gap?

Soldiers run Army 10-miler qualifier in Germany

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:22
Soldiers from across Europe ran for the chance to compete in the prestigious Army 10-Miler at the qualification run in Grafenweohr, Germany, on Saturday.

Leadership camp challenges Europe JROTC cadets to face their fears

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:44
JROTC cadets from across DODEA-Europe converged at the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week to face their fears and challenge their leadership skills.

Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 04:31
In a key step toward reform, the kingdom is now poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim. Jordan's parliament is expected to do so in a special session sometime after the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan next week.

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:21
The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 73, with several others in critical condition, officials said.