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December 7, 2015 10:31 PM Pearl Harbor heroes: the Medal of Honor 15

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Chief Petty Officer John W. Finn was in bed in his apartment near the Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station, about 12 miles from Pearl Harbor’s Battleship Row. Suddenly aircraft began zooming by his window. He heard the rasp of machine gun fire. Throwing on clothes, he jumped into his car and drove to his post. At first he obeyed 7

December 7, 2015 8:46 PM U.S. says Russian, not American, warplanes hit Syrian army base

The U.S. denied responsibility for an air strike on a Syrian army post that killed three soldiers Sunday, the latest in a chaotic series of developments in the war on ISIS. BEIRUT—The U.S. military alleged Monday that Russian warplanes were responsible for an attack on a Syrian army position in eastern Syria, an airstrike that Syria blamed on the U.S.-led coalition 7

December 7, 2015 4:03 PM SoCal terror probe points to Pakistan, raises trust issue in terror war

The investigation into the jihadist couple who massacred 14 people in San Bernardino last week is pointing to Pakistan as the likely source of the pair's radicalization, a development that threatens to expose once again the tenuous relations between the U.S. and the country accused of once harboring Al Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden 7

December 7, 2015 12:29 PM U.S. Coalition Envoy Denies Deadly Syria Airstrike

Envoy says accusations by Damascus that coalition aircraft carried out deadly attack are false BEIRUT—The U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist group Islamic State denied Monday it carried out deadly airstrikes against a a Syrian government military base. The regime of President Bashar al-Assad said coalition warplanes carried out an air raid on Sunday 3

December 7, 2015 12:20 PM Obama envoy denies U.S. coalition hit Syrian army camp

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's envoy to the U.S.-led coalition that is targeting Islamic State denied on Monday that coalition warplanes had struck a Syrian army camp, after the Syrian government blamed it for the raid in Deir al Zor province. Brett McGurk said on his Twitter account that there had been no coalition strikes anywhere 4

December 5, 2015 3:11 PM Paris attacker met in UK with suspected extremists

LONDON: One of the perpetrators of the deadly Paris attacks visited London and Birmingham earlier this year to meet people suspected of plotting terror activity in Britain, The Guardian reported Saturday. The newspaper, citing counter-terrorism officials, said the unnamed attacker had managed to enter Britain and travel to the nation's two biggest cities 8

December 5, 2015 10:24 AM 3 dead as Lebanese army raids home of alleged militant

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: A suspected militant killed himself and two family members by detonating a grenade during an army raid at his sister's home in northern Lebanon on Saturday, a security source said. Troops seeking to detain Mohamed Hamza raided the home in Deir Ammar, north of the city of Tripoli, in the early hours of Saturday morning, prompting an exchange 9

December 5, 2015 2:26 AM Malaysians travelling to Thailand urged to be wary of terror attacks

PETALING JAYA - Police have stepped up their alert within the country and Malaysians travelling to Thailand have been asked to be wary in the wake of intelligence reports that Syrian militants are planning terror attacks in the kingdom. Bukit Aman has beefed up security in Malaysia, particularly around places associated with Russian and Western interests 24

December 4, 2015 7:21 PM Rape, torture and cruelty in the utopia of Comrade Bala

It was difficult to envisage Aravindan Balakrishnan as a charismatic cult leader. Although he has lived in England for 50 years, his accent is heavily Indian, while his rambling answers in the witness box belied his university studies. Balakrishnan, 75, was born in Kerala, western India, when Britain was still the colonial power. His arrival in Singapore 17

December 4, 2015 6:41 PM No U.S. ground forces involved in Afghan raid to free prisoners

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No U.S. ground forces were involved in an Afghan raid that freed 60 prisoners held in a Taliban jail, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday. An earlier statement on Friday by the U.S. military said a joint Afghan-U.S. raid freed 40 members of Afghanistan's security forces from the Taliban jail in the volatile southern province 4