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Dozens of Afghan civilians, two U.S. service members killed in clashes in north

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Dozens of Afghan civilians were killed on Thursday in air strikes called in when U.S. and local troops came under heavy fire during an operation in the north…

Rebels step up Aleppo offensive with three car bombs

BEIRUT Syrian insurgents stepped up a week-long offensive on government-held areas in the city of Aleppo on Thursday, detonating three car bombs and firing shells which killed at least a…

UK court says parliament must have Brexit say, dealing blow to government

LONDON England’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, upsetting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans.…

Islamic State leader says ‘no retreat’ from Mosul assault

KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq With Iraqi troops battling inside the Islamic State bastion of Mosul, the militants’ leader told his followers there could be no retreat in a “total war” against the…

Two U.S. service members, many civilians dead in Afghanistan

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Two American service members were killed on Thursday fighting the Taliban near the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, and more than 30 civilians were killed in air strikes…

Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria

TOGLIATTI, Russia The start of this year proved deadly for one unit of about 100 Russian fighters supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s troops in northern Syria. On Feb. 3, 38-year-old Maxim…

With Iraqi troops at Mosul’s gate, Baghdadi promises victory

BAGHDAD With Iraqi troops battling inside Islamic State’s Iraqi bastion of Mosul, the militants’ leader told his followers to fight to the death in what he said was a war…

British government loses court case on how to trigger Brexit

LONDON England’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, complicating Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans.…

Two U.S. military personnel, 16 Afghans killed in clash, police say

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Two U.S. service members were killed on Thursday while helping Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban around the northern city of Kunduz, the U.S. military said, while Afghan…

Pakistan express train collision kills at least 20

ISLAMABAD A long-distance train collided into stationary coaches in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least 20 people, hospital officials said, in the country’s second major…