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In Iraq’s battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight

May 28 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

BAGHDAD — Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don’t fully trust.

  • | Posted: Mar 12 2016 - 1:31am

    TABANOVCE, Macedonia — Yousif Shikhmous had such high hopes of starting a new life in Germany that when his son was born, the Syrian refugee named him Merkkel. Only four months later, Shikhmous has seen all those dreams shattered after he and his family boarded what has become known as “The Last Train to Europe.”

  • | Posted: Mar 11 2016 - 1:31am

    IDOMENI, Greece — Desperate migrants and refugees piled up Thursday in fetid fields of mud at a closed border crossing as officials warned that a well-trodden route to Europe used by hundreds of thousands in the past year was no longer available.

  • | Posted: Mar 11 2016 - 1:31am

    BERLIN — Thousands of files have surfaced with personal data on members of the Islamic State group — documents that might help authorities track down and prosecute foreign fighters who returned home after joining the extremists, or identify those who recruited them in the first place.

  • | Posted: Mar 10 2016 - 1:30am

    IDOMENI, Greece — After welcoming hundreds of thousands of people into its heartland, Europe seems to be finally closing its doors.

  • | Posted: Mar 7 2016 - 1:30am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines is out of intensive care. Now it’s working on long-term rehabilitation.

  • | Posted: Mar 6 2016 - 1:30am

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The once-secretive Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has launched a public relations blitz, calling on his lawyers and even his common-law wife to keep his name in the news.

  • | Posted: Mar 6 2016 - 1:30am

    ANKARA, Turkey — The European Union is facing increasing pressure to speak out against the erosion of media freedom in Turkey following the takeover of the country’s largest-circulation newspaper, but few expect it to take a bold stance toward Ankara while trying to assure its help in dealing with the migration crisis.

  • | Posted: Mar 6 2016 - 1:30am

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s leadership tried to quell anxiety about its slowing economy following financial turmoil and rising labor unrest as it cut its growth target Saturday and promised to open the oil and telecom industries to private competitors in sweeping industrial reforms.

  • | Posted: Mar 5 2016 - 1:30am

    IDOMENI, Greece — By the hundreds they come, trudging along the sides of highways and across fields, dragging tired toddlers and pushing the elderly and injured in wheelchairs — a seemingly endless stream of humanity heading north for a better life.

  • | Posted: Mar 4 2016 - 1:31am

    GENEVA (AP) — A U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire in Syria, now in its sixth day, is largely holding despite sporadic clashes in some areas, a U.N. envoy said Thursday, raising expectations ahead of next week’s planned resumption of Geneva peace talks.

  • | Posted: Mar 4 2016 - 1:31am

    ROME (AP) — A top Vatican official vowed Thursday to work to put an end to the rash of suicides in his Australian hometown over the church sex abuse scandal after meeting with victims and acknowledging that he failed to act on an abuse allegation decades ago.

  • | Posted: Mar 4 2016 - 1:31am

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — An American adventurer said Thursday that he discovered part of an aircraft on a sandbar off the coast of Mozambique and initially thought it was from a small plane, and not from a Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared two years ago with 239 people aboard.

  • | Posted: Mar 3 2016 - 1:31am

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity.

  • | Posted: Mar 2 2016 - 1:30am

    HAVANA — The Rolling Stones announced Tuesday that the group will play a free concert in Havana on March 25, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution.

  • | Posted: Mar 2 2016 - 1:30am

    KINSIBBA, Syria — Artillery shells struck near the main street of a Syrian village controlled by the government on Tuesday, sending international reporters diving for cover and highlighting the fragility of a partial cease-fire that both sides in the civil war say has been repeatedly violated.