Spec. Andrew Kline helps Lt. John Eife with a radio while on patrol. (Post)

In Afghanistan, a last chance to tilt the scales

U.S. paratroopers drop into contested areas to examine how Afghan troops are faring against the Taliban.

Israelis back Gaza war, despite rising deaths on both sides

Polls show almost unprecedented public support for Prime Minister Netanyahu and the military offensive.

Gaza’s only power plant, Hamas leader’s home struck

The Palestinian territory came under heavy fire after Israel rebuffed calls for an immediate cease-fire.

Obama announces expanded sanctions against Russia

U.S. move follows E.U.’s decision to unleash its own penalties against Moscow following MH17 downing.

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Clashes again halt investigation at MH17 crash site

Clashes again halt investigation at MH17 crash site

An international team does not expect to reach the site until Wednesday or Thursday, two weeks after the crash.

In China, passengers seething over flight delays

In China, passengers seething over flight delays

Frustration over the backlog that started two weeks ago has prompted violence at some airports.

China to investigate former domestic security chief

China to investigate former domestic security chief

If prosecuted, Zhou Yongkang would be the highest-ranking party leader to be taken down in decades.

Afghan president’s cousin assassinated by suicide bomber

Afghan president’s cousin assassinated by suicide bomber

A teenager detonated a bomb hidden in his turban, killing Hashmat Khalil Karzai, Afghan officials said.

Little hope for Burmese Muslims in refu­gee camps

Little hope for Burmese Muslims in refu­gee camps

Burma’s Muslim Rohingya are virtual prisoners in camps, with little health care and child malnutrition rising.

Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare
for a long Gaza conflict

Netanyahu warns Israel to prepare <br>for a long Gaza conflict

Rebuffing appeals from President Obama, the United Nations and others for an immediate cease-fire, Israel’s prime minister vowed to press the offensive against Hamas.

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 treaty with missile testing

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 treaty with missile testing

The pact on the use of intermediate-range missiles was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Himalayan death tolls

Since 1950, around 25,000 summit climbs have been attempted on peaks in the Himalayas with more than 900 people dying in the attempt.

2009: A Rwanda homecoming

Former rebels and their families return after 15 years in Congo.

Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

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Israel escalates campaign against Hamas

Israel escalates campaign against Hamas

Israel escalated its campaign against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials say shut down the strip's only power plant.
Massive blasts from airstrikes in Gaza

Massive blasts from airstrikes in Gaza

In the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of fighting, Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday.
Kerry not worried about Israeli criticism

Kerry not worried about Israeli criticism

Secretary of State John Kerry shrugged off widespread criticism in Israel of his efforts to broker a cease-fire between the Israelis and Hamas, saying he “will not take a second seat to anyone” in his devotion to Israel's protection.
Rats run rampant around the Louvre

Rats run rampant around the Louvre

Food scraps and other items left on the grounds by picnickers attract unwelcome visitors to the grounds of the world famous and popular Louvre Museum in Paris.
U.S. ready to impose new sanctions on Russia

U.S. ready to impose new sanctions on Russia

As the crisis in Ukraine deepens, Sec. of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. and the European Union are poised to impose new sanctions on Russia for its support of rebels.
U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the conflict between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting early Monday morning.
Deadly Israeli airstrike in Gaza Strip

Deadly Israeli airstrike in Gaza Strip

Warning: Some viewers may find contents of this video graphic. The Israeli military launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 10 Palestinians including two children.
Panic in Tel Aviv as siren warns of attack

Panic in Tel Aviv as siren warns of attack

Residents of Tel Aviv ran for shelter on Tuesday, as a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted near the city, the military said.
Aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza Strip

Aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza Strip

Residents of Gaza are picking through the rubble of flattened homes on Tuesday morning, after Israel launched what could be an offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Israel acting to end conflict with Hamas ‘once and for all’

Israel acting to end conflict with Hamas ‘once and for all’

Israel launched what could be a long-term offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion.
Rocket explodes over Israeli wedding

Rocket explodes over Israeli wedding

An Israeli couple was celebrating their wedding on Tuesday night in central Israel, when sirens were heard. Attendees were asked to run to shelters, seconds after a rocket was intercepted by the “Iron Dome” defense system.
Israeli-Palestinian attacks escalate

Israeli-Palestinian attacks escalate

Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets. Israel may consider truce only when Hamas stops launching rockets from Gaza.
Violent clashes break out between Libyan militias

Violent clashes break out between Libyan militias

Rival Libyan militias battled for control of the capital's international airport Saturday.
Adviser: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

Adviser: Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

An adviser to Ukraine's interior minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east of the country.
Israel and Hamas fail to agree on a cease-fire

Israel and Hamas fail to agree on a cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have each launched new attacks after failing to agree to a 24-hour truce that had been proposed by both sides at different times.
Militants release video claiming to show American suicide bomber in Syria

Militants release video claiming to show American suicide bomber in Syria

An Al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria posted a video of 22-year-old Florida native Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha before he was reported to have carried out a suicide attack on May 25.

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Israel mourns three teens at public funeral

The students who went missing in the West Bank in June were laid to rest in the city of Modiin.

Marking Eid al-Fitr around the world

With prayer and festivals, Muslims celebrate the three-day holiday at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Summer camp in North Korea

Normally reclusive country opens its doors for more than 300 children from around the world.

Photos of the day

Stone Age camp, Jane Goodall in Nairobi, Prince William and Catherine, Gaza refu­gee camp hit and more.

Israel hits power plant, targets a top Hamas leader

Israel hit Gaza with heavy fire overnight.

‘Nobody fights like the Taliban’

U.S. soldiers have widely divergent outlooks about the odds that Afghanistan will somehow stabilize.

Hopes fade for a break in Gaza conflict

Explosions rocked a major hospital in Gaza, causing numerous casualties.

Photos of the day

Bog snorkeling, Commonwealth Games, cliff diving, shelling resumes in Gaza and more.

Slides indicate multiple rocket launches

Images from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence suggest evidence that Russian forces have fired across the border at Ukrainian military forces.

Fierce fighting near rebel-held Donetsk

Kiev government officials are optimistic after Ukraine’s military ousts pro-Russian forces near the separatist bastion.

Gaza violence triggers protests worldwide

Activists on both sides come out as fighting continues to engulf the region.

Taiwan, China feel tropical storm Matmo’s strength

Floodwaters strand commuters as heavy rains and winds batter eastern China.

Best news photos of the week

Images from the Gaza conflict, Malaysia Airlines crash, Typhoon Matmo and more top photography this week.

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Photos of the day

A Croatian underwater park, Comic-Con, giant puppets, intensifying Gaza conflict and more.

Visitors center tells the story of King Richard III

The center, at the site in Leicester, England, where his remains were discovered, will open July 26.