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Russia — A female suicide bomber identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 12, including two children and five police officers, police said.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad shelled a strategic western town on Saturday in their heaviest barrage of a week-long battle to dislodge rebels from the opposition stronghold, activists said.
President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is scheduled to speak to about 1,000 graduates at West Point.
France's military spokesman says a soldier has been stabbed in the throat in the French commercial district of La Defense outside Paris.
Radical Muslim cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, whose fiery rhetoric has left him banned from Britain, referred to the suspected terrorists who hacked a soldier to death on a London street as "heroes" who carried out God's will.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is demanding intelligence and security heads explain how two Islamist terror suspects could massacre a soldier in the streets when the two had been surveillance targets of MI5 for the past eight years.
Stockholm is in chaos, as hundreds of youths on Friday set fire to nearly a dozen cars, two schools and a police station as violent protests in Sweden's capital city enter their fifth day.
A loud explosion, followed up by heavy gunfire, was heard in the capital city of Kabul near government buildings on Friday afternoon around 4 p.m local time.
Terrorism analysts are rebutting President Obama's assertion that the "scale of the threat" from Islamic terrorists has reverted to pre-Sept. 11, 2001, levels.
In 1868, Union Army Major General John A. Logan declared May 30 "Decoration Day," a day to honor fallen Civil War soldiers with speeches, prayers, and flowers and other decorations on their graves at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971, Congress made the observance a national holiday to remember all those who have died serving our country, and since then, Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May.
Indianapolis 500 fans will have to leave their big coolers of beer at home and pay to park in a once-free lot as part of tighter security measures at Sunday's race.
Russian ministers said Friday that Syria has agreed to join a Russia-U.S. peace conference and talk about the besieged government's future — but the agreement was laced with conditions.
In the 1860s, the U.S. government declared Decoration Day as a day of remembrance to honor those who had died in our nation's service during the Civil War. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed in May 1868, and after World War I the holiday was changed from honoring the Civil War dead to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war.
The attack that killed an off-duty soldier in London this week appears, like the Boston Marathon bombing, to have been the work of home-grown, "lone-wolf" extremists, underlining the very different kind of threat posed by al Qaeda now that its leadership has largely been destroyed and its ideology of global jihad left largely in the hands of individuals and small groups all over the world.