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Sunni insurgents close in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery

TIKRIT Iraq (Reuters) – Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group closed in on Iraq’s biggest oil refinery on Wednesday after seizing the northern city of Mosul in a devastating show of strength against the Shi’ite-led government. Security sources … read more

Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC

Assad tops list of Syria war crimes suspects handed to ICC: former prosecutor By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tops a list of 20 sample war crimes indictments of government officials and rebels drafted by experts … read more

Brazil ready to finally get World Cup underway

SAO PAULO (AP) — It’s almost time. The day Brazilians have been anxiously waiting for is finally arriving. Brazil plays Croatia on Thursday to get the home World Cup underway, beginning its quest for a sixth world title almost seven … read more

APNewsBreak: CIA cites officers for harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen CIA employees were found to have committed sexual, racial or other types of harassment last year, including a supervisor who was removed from the job after engaging in “bullying, hostile behavior,” and an operative who was … read more

Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

  By RAHIM FAIEZ  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five Americans troops were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday, in one of the worst such incidents involving United States or coalition … read more

Clinton: Benghazi probes ‘more of a reason to run’

By KEN THOMAS  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview Monday that she feels emboldened to run for president because of Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. In an … read more

Tensions rise at the Ukrainian border

Tensions rise at the Ukrainian border, as guards are preparing for an impending attack by separatists The past week has been a tumultuous period for Ukrainian border guards, facing ambushes from pro-Moscow separatists and fearing the worst for the immediate … read more

How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

By Kenneth R. Timmerman In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and … read more