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May 24 2013

Navy Names Next Two Destroyers Navy - Fri, 2013-05-24 13:10
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced May 23 the next Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG) will be named USS Paul Ignatius and USS Daniel Inouye. "As secretary of the Navy it is ...
May 21 2013

3 Hezbollah fighters die of wounds from Syria

Washington Examiner World News - Tue, 2013-05-21 07:15
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Three members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group died of wounds sustained while fighting for control of strategic Syrian town near the Lebanese border, activists said Tuesday, as the battle in the area raged for the third straight
May 21 2013

Syria, Israel exchange fire over border

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-05-21 06:31
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Tuesday it destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed the ceasefire line in the Golan Heights overnight, while the Israeli military said gunfire from Syria had hit an Israeli patrol, damaging a vehicle and prompting its
May 21 2013

More attacks across Iraq kill 7 people

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-05-21 06:17

BAGHDAD (AP) — New attacks in Iraq killed seven people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, officials said, after a bloody day that claimed more than 100 lives across

May 21 2013

Chinese boat's captain beaten by North Koreans, released after 2 weeks hostage

Fox News - World - Tue, 2013-05-21 04:44

The owner of a Chinese fishing boat seized for more than two weeks by armed North Koreans says the captors wore military uniforms, and that they beat up the boat's captain and stole its fuel.

Owner Yu Xuejun says the captors eventually released

May 21 2013

Russia says two rebels killed in North Caucasus

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-05-21 04:09

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security forces killed two suspected militants in the North Caucasus during a night-time sweep in the region plagued by an Islamist

May 20 2013

North Koreans holding Chinese boat hostage

Washington Post - World - Mon, 2013-05-20 07:09

BEIJING – Armed North Koreans are holding a Chinese fishing boat and its crew ransom despite the protestation of Chinese officials, the boat’s owner said Monday.

The boat’s seizure – which occurred in early May, but was only revealed by Chinese

May 20 2013

Syria's Bashar Assad: I'm not stepping down

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2013-05-20 06:59

Syria's President Bashar Assad emerged from the shadows to announce in a publicly televised interview that he's not stepping down, and he's not caving to "terrorists" who were tearing apart his country.

It's his first interview since the international

May 20 2013

South Korea: North Korea fires 5th projectile in 3 days into nearby waters

The Washington Times - World - Mon, 2013-05-20 06:17

South Korea has accused its northern neighbor of firing a short-range projectile into its nearby waters for the fifth time in the past three days.

North Korea claimed its launches are simply drills aimed at bolstering its defenses against an


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