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  • HOME AGAIN: Addison Reel, 2, of Dover, Del., is all smiles in the arms of her father, Air Force Tech Sgt. Scott Reel, upon his arrival at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this month after a four-month deployment to Qatar. Operation Welcome Home Maryland was there to greet him. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    For troops, many happy returns

    Operation Welcome Home Maryland at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has organized welcomes for more than 190,000 military personnel since 2007, but with the withdrawal of troops from Iraq over the past three months, it has never been busier.

  • Turkey: Strikes kill 35 people mistaken for rebels

    Turkish warplanes mistakenly killed 35 smugglers and other villagers in an operation targeting Kurdish rebels in Iraq, a senior official said Thursday, one of the largest one-day civilian death tolls during Turkey's 27-year drive against the guerrillas.

  • Syrian forces fire on activists near monitors from Arab League

    Syrian security forces opened fire Thursday on tens of thousands protesting outside a mosque in a Damascus suburb, close to a municipal building that members of the Arab League monitoring mission were believed to be visiting.

  • **FILE** Anti-Syrian regime protesters, some wearing Syrian revolution flags, gather Dec. 21, 2011, during a night demonstration in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Foreign monitors energize Syrian protests

    The presence of Arab League monitors in Syria has re-energized the anti-government protest movement, with tens of thousands turning out over the past three days in cities and neighborhoods where the observers are expected to visit.

  • Masked Hamas militants march with their guns Dec. 27, 2011, during a parade in Gaza City to mark the third anniversary of the Israeli offensive on Gaza in 2008. (Associated Press)

    Hamas official calls for halt on attacks against Israel

    A senior Hamas official has ordered the Islamist militant group to cease attacks on Israel, according to senior Fatah officials cited by the Ha'aretz daily newspaper.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    KAHLILI: The coming war with Iran

    Iran's tyrannical leaders, determined to make the Islamic regime a nuclear-armed state, are preparing for war. That's exactly what the United States and Israel might have to deliver, and soon. @-Text.rag:Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered the Revolutionary Guards in May to speed up the regime's nuclear-bomb program and arm its missiles with nuclear warheads.

  • Alex Antiohos (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Antiohos family)

    Rep. Peter T. King: Iraq releases 3 security contractors

    Three security contractors, including two Americans, were released by Iraqi army forces Tuesday after they were held for more than two weeks, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security announced as he demanded a full report on the episode.

  • ** FILE ** Former Army Vice Chief of Staff John Keane (Associated Press)

    Iraq surge's advocates fear gains will be lost

    The outside advisers who worked to persuade President Bush in 2006 to send a "surge" of reinforcement troops to Iraq now fear their efforts are on the verge of being erased.

  • This image made from amateur video and released by Ugarit News Group on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, purports to show a Syrian military tank in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Ugarit News Group via APTN)

    Syrian troops open fire on protesters despite visit by Arab League monitors

    Syrian security forces fired on thousands of anti-government protesters in the central city of Hama on Wednesday and killed at least six people, according to activists, as Arab League monitors on a mission to end the regime's crackdown on dissent visited another flashpoint city nearby.

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