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  • Activists urge evacuation of endangered Homs families

    Syrian troops intensified shelling of rebel-held neighborhoods in central Homs on Sunday, according to activists who say humanitarian conditions are growing more dire and are pressing for the evacuation of 1,000 endangered families and dozens of wounded people who can't get adequate medical care.

  • Drones and cyberattacks changing the face of American warfare

    After a decade of costly conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American way of war is evolving toward less brawn, more guile.

  • World Briefs: Refugee agency report says numbers stay near record

    Crises in Libya, Sudan, Somalia and elsewhere prompted 800,000 people to flee their countries last year, the highest number in 11 years, the United Nations' refugee agency says.

  • Polish police on high alert for hooligan violence

    Dozens of Polish police wearing full riot gear kept a close watch on Russian soccer fans heading to their country's European Championship game against Greece on Saturday.

  • UN observers welcome their comrades upon their return from al-Haffa, in northern Syria, to Damascus, Syria on Saturday, June 16, 2012. U.N. Observers in Syria suspended their activities and patrols Saturday because of escalating violence in the country, the head of the mission said, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan for Syria is disintegrating. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

    U.N. observers in Syria suspend operations

    U.N. observers suspended their patrols in Syria on Saturday due to a recent spike in violence, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan was unraveling despite months of diplomatic efforts to prevent the country from plunging into civil war.

  • Pint-size, big-eyed soldiers land and attack the enemy in the iPad game Tiny Troopers.

    Zadzooks: Tiny Troopers (iPad) review

    Battles starring micro-proportioned warriors take place on Apple's interactive tablet and offer explosive, third-person action with the tap of a finger.

  • This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed June 14, 2012, purports to show shelling in Joret el-Shayah, Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Syria observer chief says violence derails mission

    The head of the U.N. observers in Syria said Friday a spike in bloodshed is derailing the mission to monitor and defuse more than a year of violence, raising questions about how effective the unarmed force can be in a conflict that every day looks more like a civil war.

  • Illustration Cyprus under Turkey by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    ROS-LEHTINEN: Time for Turkey to leave Cyprus in peace

    Since its invasion of Cyprus in 1974, Turkey has claimed that it was acting as a protector and guarantor of the island's security. But a closer examination of its actions on Cyprus indicates motivations of a very different character.

  • Polish police ready for more trouble at Euro 2012

    Nearly 20,000 Russians have tickets for their country's European Championship soccer match against Greece on Saturday, twice the number who saw the game with Poland that was marred by soccer hooligan violence earlier in the week.

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