BEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of Lebanese guerrilla movement Hezbollah said on Saturday his group would stay in the Syrian war “to the end of the road” and bring victory to its ally President Bashar al-Assad. Hassan Nasrallah, head of the militant Shi’ite Muslim group, said in a televised speech that Syria and Lebanon were facing a threat from radical Sunni Islamists, which he argued was a plot devised by the United States and its allies to serve Israel’s interests in the region. “We will not rely on anyone … …
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.
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PARIS (AP) — France’s military spokesman says a soldier has been stabbed in the throat in the French commercial district of La Defense outside Paris.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
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By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) – Spain’s Alejandro Canizares is hoping to pull off a remarkable victory at the PGA Championship, three and a half weeks after being diagnosed with viral meningitis. The 30-year-old admitted it was “scary” when he became ill on a flight from the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea to the China Open at the start of the month. “I started getting headaches, didn’t attach too much importance to it, but the next day I woke up with the biggest headache I’ve had in my life,” Canizares told Reuters in an interview on Saturday. …
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – New fighting broke out between the Sudanese army and rebels in a central state where insurgents launched a major attack last month, both sides said on Saturday. The government is grappling with an umbrella of rebel groups trying to move its fight to topple President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from remote regions in Darfur in the west and the eastern Blue Nile state bordering Ethiopia closer to Khartoum. …
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies want to make sure everyone know that just because Tony Allen was fined $5,000 for flopping by the NBA, doesn't mean that the key foul he drew in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals wasn't a flagrant.
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PARIS (Reuters) – Between 180 and 200 French citizens have traveled to Syria in the past year to join a two-year-old rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad, le Monde reported on Saturday, citing figures from France’s internal DCRI and external DGSE security services. That number, which is higher than a previous estimate of about 50, includes fighters who took up arms with rebel groups like the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. About two dozen have already returned to France, Le Monde said. …
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami senior Dyron Dye has agreed to meet for a third time with NCAA investigators, who want to know why there are discrepancies between what he told them in 2011 and what he wrote in a recent affidavit to support a former Hurricanes assistant coach.
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi police officers say a car bomb has exploded near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six Iranians and one Iraqi.
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