Cubans in Miami: Revelry and reflection after Castro's death
Saturday, November 26
Cuban exiles in Florida people banged pots with spoons, waved flags in
the air and whooped in jubilation on Calle Ocho — 8th Street, and the
heart of the neighborhood — early Saturday. Read More
Iraq's parliament adopts law legalizing Shiite militias
(AP) — Iraq's parliament on Saturday voted to accord full legal status
to government-sanctioned Shiite militias as a "back-up and reserve"
force for the military and police and empower them to "deter" security
and terror threats facing the country, like the Islamic State group.
Leaders of the Taliban may have moved to Afghanistan from Pakistan
Afghanistan – After operating out of Pakistan for more than a decade,
the leaders of Afghanistan's Taliban movement may have moved back to
their homeland to try to build on this year's gains in the war and to
establish a permanent presence. If confirmed, the move would be a sign
of the Taliban's confidence in their fight against the U.S.-backed
government in Kabul. It could also be an attempt by the militants to
distance themselves from Pakistan, which is accused of supporting the
movement. The Taliban's leaders have been based in Pakistani cities,
including Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar, since their rule in Afghanistan
was overthrown in the 2001 U.S. invasion after the 9/11 attacks.
An airline pilot reveals why a plane Boeing discarded 12 years ago is the one they desperately need
Twelve years after Boeing discontinued the 757, the long-time 'tweener in the company's lineup is...
Ukraine's missile test plans near Crimea heat up row with Russia
(Reuters) - Moscow protested against Ukraine's plans to carry out
missile tests near Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014 following the
toppling of a pro-Russian Ukrainian president, raising the temperature
in the dispute between the two countries. Russian aviation agency
Rosaviatsia said late on Friday it has received a notification from
Ukraine on missile tests in "Russia's sovereign air space" on December 1
and 2 in the region of Simferopol in Crimea.