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U.S. warns of military strikes in Iraq as Insurgents take two more Iraqi towns

 Sunni Islamist militants gained more ground in Iraq overnight, moving into two towns in the eastern province of Diyala, while U.S. President Barack Obama considered military strikes to halt their advance towards the capital Baghdad. After security forces abandoned their posts, security sources said the towns of Saadiyah and Jalawla had fallen to the insurgents,

Four Israeli troops hurt in Golan blast, Israel blames Syria

 A roadside bomb wounded four Israeli soldiers patrolling the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, and Israel retaliated with artillery fire on Syrian army positions, the army said. It was not clear who had planted the bomb in an area where the Syrian military, Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas and Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad all have

California man arrested near U.S.-Canada border on terrorism charge

A California man who prosecutors say was on his way to Syria to join an al Qaeda splinter group was arrested on Monday near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state on a terrorism charge, federal officials said. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement that 20-year-old Nicholas Teausant, an American-born convert to Islam,