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Assad relies on foreign fighters in push to retake Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of recapturing all of Aleppo from rebels, but the victory won't be his alone. The battle for Syria's largest city has attracted thousands of foreign forces backing Assad - including Russian soldiers and Shiite fighters from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan....



US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa....



Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack
MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi commander says reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city....



It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war....



After weeks of protests, crowds celebrate Park's impeachment
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and thousands glumly held candlelight vigils night after night to save late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun....



Who's next? A look at South Korean presidential contenders
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Fresh off impeachment, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's days in office may be numbered....



Syria: Kerry, diplomats seek support for Aleppo's opposition
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and leading diplomats are trying to find solutions for Syria's desperate opposition, as Syrian government forces squeeze rebels out of Aleppo after a devastating blitz....



Russia says thousands fleeing Aleppo as Assad nears victory
BEIRUT (AP) -- Russia says nearly 18,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours in a "constant stream" as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city....



5 killed in Bulgarian explosion following train derailment
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Five people were killed in northeastern Bulgaria following a gas explosion on a derailed tanker train early Saturday, national radio reported. Officials said at least 23 people were injured, many with severe burns....



State of emergency to be extended until July 15 in France
PARIS (AP) -- French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the state of emergency until July 15....