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Feb 16 2016

United Nations: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high

The Taliban were responsible for 62 percent of the civilians killed or wounded a year ago, down 10 percentage points from 2014, the report found. Danielle Bell, the Uni...

Feb 16 2016

North Korean satellite is in orbit, says Seoul

North Korea's defiant launch of a space rocket last Sunday has dramatically altered the security situation in East Asia, according to experts, and could force China to ...

Feb 16 2016

Woman accuses Eliot Spitzer of assault

Spitzer's spokeswoman said the former governor knows the woman but said she is not his girlfriend. Now, she has become completely uncooperative, sources say. Spitzer's pu...

Feb 16 2016

Russia, Saudis tentatively offer to freeze oil output levels

The closed-door meeting indicates the mood may be shifting among producers that have been determined to defend market share rather than prices. U.S. Notably absent from...

Feb 16 2016

Saudi Arabia and allies gather for major military exercises

Instead of contemplating a ground presence in Syria, Esmaili noted, Riyadh should consider stopping atrocities in Yemen where over 8,200 people have been killed and some ...