Marines News

Afghans launch new peace effort with Taliban

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 09:00
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is making a renewed effort to find a political solution to the war with Taliban insurgents.

Islamic State bombings of restaurants in Syria kill 16 in northern city

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 08:58
The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the bombing of two restaurants in a predominantly Kurdish city in northeastern Syria the previous night, an attack that killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 30.

Italian cities ban New Year's Eve fireworks because of smog

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 08:51
Smog is helping to put a damper on New Year's Eve celebrations throughout Italy, as Rome, Milan and other cities ban fireworks to avoid aggravating already high levels of air pollution.

Belgian police probing report of orgy by police, soldiers

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 08:32
Belgian police have opened an investigation into media reports that two policewomen and army troops deployed to Brussels to beef up security were involved in an orgy in a police headquarters in November.

Iraqi troops clear bombs in Ramadi after driving out Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 07:48
Iraqi troops are removing bombs and debris from the city center of Ramadi days after driving out Islamic State militants, as rainy weather slows further combat operations.

Egypt officials: Militants in Sinai kill entire family of 5

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 07:27
Egyptian officials say militants in the restive northern Sinai have shelled a home near a security checkpoint, killing an entire family of five and wounding a teenage neighbor.

Belgium: 10th suspect arrested in Paris attacks probe

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 07:13
Belgian authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a 10th person in connection with last month's bloodbath in Paris and said six others have been detained for questioning over a suspected plot to stage new attacks in Brussels during the holidays.

After daunting 2015, EU faces year of living dangerously

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 06:45
If the year that was turned out to be daunting, 2016 is shaping up as the European Union's year of living dangerously.

Cracks appear in Japan-South Korea deal on war-time sex slaves

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 06:11
Just days after the Japanese and South Korean governments announced a surprise agreement to resolve a decades-old dispute over war-time sex slaves, opposition on both sides is threatening to derail it.

Pro-government militia leader killed in Yemen's Aden

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 05:44
A drive-by shooting in Yemen killed a top pro-government militia leader and five of his companions in the southern city of Aden on Thursday, just hours after he reluctantly handed over control of the city's strategic port to government troops, Yemeni security officials said.

Demand up for concealed weapons permits, instructors in S.C.

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 05:39
There has been a spike in applicants for a concealed weapons permit in South Carolina as a result of recent terrorist attacks in Paris; San Bernardino, Calif.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and other spots around the world.

Iran denies it fired rockets near US warships in key strait

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 05:15
Iran on Thursday denied U.S. accusations of launching a provocative rocket test last week near Western warships in the Strait of Hormuz, dismissing the claim as "psychological warfare" against the Islamic Republic.

Grand Forks base could host unaccompanied minors from Mexico, Central America

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 03:58
Grand Forks Air Force Base may be a temporary home for unaccompanied children coming across the United States' southern border, a Defense Department official said Wednesday.

China says it is building its second aircraft carrier

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 02:30
China says it is building its second aircraft carrier, this time entirely with domestic technology.

Jittery world bidding adieu to a year marred by terror

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 23:23
As the final hours of 2015 draw to a close, many are bidding a weary and wary adieu to a year marred by attacks that left nations reeling and nerves rattled.

Marines send robodogs to the pound

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 23:00
In the end, the big robotic dog being tested by U.S. Marines to assist infantrymen on patrol proved too much like the loud-barking real thing.

Training suspended at firing range in Korea after missile goes astray

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 22:26
The U.S. military has suspended training at the Rodriguez Live Fire Range in South Korea after a stray missile struck a nearby building.

War against the Islamic State is redrawing borders

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 22:10
Along the vast, zigzagging perimeter of the Islamic State's self-styled state, the militants are steadily being pushed back as the forces ranged against them gain in strength.

Hawaii bases imposing under-21 ban on tobacco sales, use

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 22:02
Beginning New Year’s Day, military installations throughout Hawaii will prohibit anyone under age 21 from buying or using tobacco.

White House picks California site for meeting with Asian leaders

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 21:16
The White House says leaders from Southeast Asia will gather in California in mid-February for their association's first summit in the United States.