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'Friendly fire from the air' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.<p>The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi …

Grenade, Gun Attack at Court Complex in Pakistan Kills 11

ISLAMABAD — At least 11 people, including a judge, were killed Monday in an attack targeting a court complex in Pakistan's capital, authorities said.<p>An eyewitness told NBC News that multiple attackers barged into a courtroom, lobbing hand grenades and firing indiscriminately with automatic …

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Virginia Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Ship Weapons to Lebanon

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Christians targeted in Christmas Day bombing at Baghdad church

More than a dozen dead after car bomb explodes outside Christmas Mass<p>A car bomb targeted a church in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday as worshippers left after Christmas Mass, killing at least 14 people, most of them Christians, security officials said.<p>The blast in the Dura area of south Baghdad also …

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Thailand: Clashes as government compromise is rejected

Amid fresh clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok, special security measures have been extended for a further two months.<p>Demonstrators have again tried to stop the registration of candidates for Thailand’s early election in February. They tried to storm a sports stadium in …

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Eritrea's military is trafficking the nation's children, report says

Eritrean youths are being kidnapped by senior military officers, smuggled into Sudan and held to ransom, according to a report by Dutch and Swedish researchers. The captives are threatened with being sold to people traffickers if they do not raise tens of thousands of dollars. Some are freed if …

Thai police allow demonstrators into headquarters to deliver letter of protest

Thai protests ease ahead of King's birthday

Thailand's anti-government protesters and security forces have observed a temporary truce as the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the revered king, after police stepped back in a dramatic move to calm violent clashes.<p>Demonstrators joined Bangkok authorities to clean up the area around …

Hezbollah Commander Dies In Attack Outside Beirut Home

A veteran Hezbollah commander with expertise in technology and intelligence was assassinated Wednesday in Beirut — a killing the militant group blamed on Israel.<p>Israeli officials denied involvement in the death of Hassan al-Laqis, who was reportedly shot in a parking lot outside his home.<p>"Laqis was …

Israeli soldier killed in West Bank city of Hebron

<b>The Israeli army says one of its soldiers has been killed in a shooting in the West Bank city of Hebron.</b><p>Officials said Sgt Gabriel Koby had been on patrol in the city, which was packed with Jewish people visiting for a week-long religious festival.<p>The 20-year old soldier died in hospital after …