Utah solider killed when booby trap exploded in battle with IS in Afghanistan

Aaron Butler

The family of the slain solider identified him as Aaron Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah.


How Afghanistan is ramping up its fight against corruption

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. KABUL, Afghanistan - They were important men - tall and imposing, well-dressed and well-connected, used to giving orders and getting respect. One was a white-haired army general, the other a wealthy entrepreneur - both members of the Afghan elite long considered too...


Police search for Spain van driver and missing Moroccan imam

Spain Attacks

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Authorities in Spain searched Saturday for a member of an Islamic extremist cell that staged vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, focusing on links with his Moroccan comrades, a missing imam believed to have radicalized them and a house that blew up days ago....


Questions abound as Spanish officials investigate terrorist attacks

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BARCELONA, Spain - Two days after a devastating vehicle attack on one of Europe’s most iconic tourist destinations, many questions remained as Spanish authorities continued an investigation into the cell of suspected terrorists responsible for the brutal assault that...


Finnish police investigating fatal stabbing as an act of terrorism

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Authorities in Finland said Saturday they were investigating a fatal stabbing attack in a southwestern city as terrorism. Two people were killed and eight others wounded Friday when an 18-year-old Moroccan man went on a stabbing rampage, police said. He was...


'Shocking' conditions await civilians fleeing ISIS in Syria

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BEIRUT - Fleeing terror in the Islamic State’s last Syrian strongholds, tens of thousands of civilians have become stranded in harrowing conditions across barely functional displacement camps. As the militant group’s grip in Syria crumbles and U.S.-backed forces push...


After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus

Confederate Monument Protest Campus Angst

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don’t forget that you are a minority. “She has to be vigilant of that and be concerned about that, always know her surrounding, just be...


Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants


BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants who in 2014 gained a foothold along the tiny Mediterranean country’s border with Syria. The long-awaited campaign aims to defeat IS in the group’s border enclave and put...


The Latest: Catalan Muslims in suspects' town condemn attack

Spain Attacks

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Muslims in the hometown of suspects arrested over last week’s attacks in Spain have expressed their condolences to the victims. In a note posted Saturday on the door of the mosque in Ripoll, a quiet, upscale town...


Jet2 asks French why flight was apparently tracked

LONDON (AP) — Budget carrier Jet2 says it has asked French aviation officials for clarification as to why a flight from Spain to Britain was apparently tracked by military aircraft. Passengers on flight LS1204 from Malaga to Birmingham say they saw the military plane shadowing the aircraft for...


A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

Koreas Tension War Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” threats and Pyongyang’s as-yet-unpursued plan to launch...

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