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Summit Sees U.S. Boost Security Assistance To Africa

By Paul Handley and Jerome Cartillier Washington (AFP) — The United States will step up its support for the African militaries battling Islamic extremists or conducting dangerous peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama said. Marking the end of a historic Washington summit with African leaders and officials representing 50 nations, Obama said boosting Africa’s security would […]

August 7, 2014

Pakistan’s Busiest Airport Attacked For Second Time This Week

By Aoun Sahi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s busiest airport came under attack Tuesday for the second time this week when assailants riding a motorbike sprayed bullets at a camp used by security forces and escaped. A heavy contingent of Pakistani soldiers were searching for the attackers in slums near the […]

June 10, 2014

Police, Army Flee As al-Qaeda Group Seizes Iraq’s Second Largest City

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff ISTANBUL — Iraqi police and army forces abandoned much of the northern city of Mosul Tuesday after fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria seized control of key government buildings late Monday night, leaving the central government’s control of northern Iraq in grave doubt. Residents told local […]

June 10, 2014