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Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity
Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity

Syria's Greek Orthodox faithful bore a heavy cross on Friday as they marked the crucifixion of Christ, their country ravaged by two years of war and two of their bishops missing after being kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity
Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific
Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific

Landlocked Bolivia sued neighboring Chile in the Hague on Wednesday as it pressed a longstanding claim to recover land lost in a 19th century war and thus regain access to the Pacific.

Bolivia sues Chile for access to Pacific
Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war
Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war

The US would be allowed to station forces at military bases in the Philippines if it went to war with North Korea, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Saturday citing a treaty between the allies.

Manila offers US its military bases in case of N.Korea war
N. Korea urges South evacuation, warns of nuclear war
N. Korea urges South evacuation, warns of nuclear war

North Korea on Tuesday urged foreigners living in South Korea to consider evacuating, saying there was a risk of "thermo-nuclear war" breaking out on the Korean peninsula.

N. Korea urges South evacuation, warns of nuclear war
US plans tit-for-tat response to N. Korea actions: report
US plans tit-for-tat response to N. Korea actions: report

The United States and South Korea have drawn up plans for a measured tit-for-tat response to North Korean actions, which will be limited in order to prevent an escalation to broader war.

US plans tit-for-tat response to N. Korea actions: report
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. ©REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
S. Korea president vows 'strong' retaliation on North

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye vowed "strong retaliation" Monday to any provocation by North Korea after Pyongyang declared it was formally at war with Seoul.

S. Korea president vows 'strong' retaliation on North
N. Korea declares 'state of war' with South
N. Korea declares 'state of war' with South

North Korea on Saturday declared it had entered into a "state of war" with South Korea and warned Seoul and Washington that any provocation would swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

N. Korea declares 'state of war' with South
Argentine grandmothers attack Pope over 'Dirty War' era
Argentine grandmothers attack Pope over 'Dirty War' era

An Argentinian human rights group set up to find babies stolen during the country's "Dirty War" on Friday accused newly elected Pope Francis of failing to speak out against the country's former military rulers.

Argentine grandmothers attack Pope over 'Dirty War' era
Ten years on, Iraq haunts US response to Syria, Iran
Ten years on, Iraq haunts US response to Syria, Iran

Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the searing memory of what became a deeply unpopular war has made Washington policy makers reluctant to use even limited force in Syria or Iran.

Ten years on, Iraq haunts US response to Syria, Iran
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US urges talks to end decade-old Darfur war

The United States on Tuesday marked 10 years of war in Darfur, warning that without political talks the Sudan region may face another decade of the devastating conflict.

US urges talks to end decade-old Darfur war
Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo
Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo

Kosovo's culture minister on Friday said Germany had returned seven millennia-old artefacts that were smuggled out during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia and were unexpectedly found in a German police raid.

Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo
Obama's choice to run CIA defends US drone war
Obama's choice to run CIA defends US drone war

President Barack Obama's choice to run the CIA defended drone strikes as a vital "last resort" against Al-Qaeda militants, despite criticism from senators about the veil of secrecy surrounding the raids.

Obama's choice to run CIA defends US drone war
Obama to hand secret drone war guidelines to lawmakers
Obama to hand secret drone war guidelines to lawmakers

In a reversal, President Barack Obama will allow lawmakers access to secret documents outlining the legal justification for drone strikes that kill US citizens abroad who conspire with Al-Qaeda.

Obama to hand secret drone war guidelines to lawmakers
Eddie Ray Rout, suspect in the shooting and killing of former Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle. ©REUTERS
Ex-Marine charged with famed US sniper's death

An Iraq war veteran believed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has been charged with killing a former Navy SEAL whose exploits in the same conflict were detailed in a best-selling book.

Ex-Marine charged with famed US sniper's death
Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day
Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day

Italy's gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi sparked outrage Sunday with remarks praising wartime dictator Benito Mussolini despite Il Duce's persecution of Jews and allowing thousands to be deported to Auschwitz.

Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day
Vowing to 'destroy terrorists,' France adopts words of war
Vowing to 'destroy terrorists,' France adopts words of war

With its talk of "destroying" enemies and confronting "jihadi terrorists", France has adopted a language of war for its intervention in Mali that few expected from Socialist President Francois Hollande.

Vowing to 'destroy terrorists,' France adopts words of war
Russia says rebels may win, jihadists claim Damascus bomb
Russia says rebels may win, jihadists claim Damascus bomb

Moscow acknowledged on Thursday that the Syrian regime, its longtime ally, might lose its battle with Arab- and Western-backed rebels, 21 months into a conflict that has cost tens of thousands of lives.

Russia says rebels may win, jihadists claim Damascus bomb
In long-awaited move, Obama recognizes Syrian rebels
In long-awaited move, Obama recognizes Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama proclaimed Syria's newly reframed opposition as the "legitimate" representative of the nation's people Tuesday.

In long-awaited move, Obama recognizes Syrian rebels
Syria: from revolution to all-out war
Syria: from revolution to all-out war

Syria's uprising has shifted from popular street protests against President Bashar al-Assad to a full-fledged war, increasingly influenced by armed Islamists, in a far cry from the idealism of the Arab Spring.

Syria: from revolution to all-out war
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War-era shell kills four Vietnamese children

A shell from the Vietnam War killed four children and seriously injured four other villagers when it exploded at a family party.

War-era shell kills four Vietnamese children