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Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.

Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed more than 2,000 people.

A birthday card to our son, Austin Tice, missing in Syria

| |Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Two years ago Thursday, freelance journalist Austin Tice of Houston was captured in Syria. He was working for McClatchy, The Washington Post, CBS and other media outlets. McClatchy, the parent company of the Star-Telegram, asked Tice’s parents, Debra and Marc Tice of Houston, to share their thoughts.

Why can’t Islamic State be stopped? Analysts say it’s better armed, better organized

| |Friday, Aug. 08, 2014

The Islamic State’s push toward the Kurdish city of Irbil on Thursday came as unwelcome news to those who’d believed that the Kurdish peshmerga militia would be the force most capable of halting the militant Islamists’ momentum.

Army specialist from Watauga is killed in Afghanistan

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Michael Roberts, 23, was on his second tour. He joined the Army in November 2007.

North Texas soldier dies in Afghanistan

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Private First Class Jesse W. Dietrich, 20, of Venus, died Thursday in Kandahar Province from injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire, the Department of Defense said.

SEAL with ties to Arlington dies in Afghanistan crash

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Matt Mills, who attended school in Arlington, was one of 30 American service members killed when their helicopter was shot down in a mission to aid Army Rangers who had come under fire.

Army dad in North Richland Hills to bring son's body home

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Spc. Joseph Cemper was killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber.

Waxahachie High grad dies in Afghanistan

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

Joel Ramirez, 22, loved the military, his brother said.

Jeremy Smith, Marine from Arlington, dies in Afghanistan

| |Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011

He is the third serviceman with Fort Worth-area ties to die there in the last week.