• Israelis stand still next to their cars as a siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli general touches raw nerve with Holocaust comments

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a reflection of the deep divisions plaguing Israel, a top general set off a controversy Thursday after appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany during a speech marking the country’s Holocaust memorial day.

  • Pakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Taliban

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s army chief signed off on the death sentences of 11 members of the Taliban convicted of terrorism, kidnappings, attacks on civilians as well as assaults on police and army officers, an army statement said.

  • US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, left, receives the rank pennant from US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the outgoing commanding officer of US and NATO troops in Europe, during the change in command at the United States European Command (EUCOM), in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, with General Joseph Dunford, second from left, and Command Master Chief Crispian Addington, second from right,  pictured in the background. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

  • US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during a press conference held after the change in command at the United States European Command (EUCOM), at the Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Defense Sec’y Carter says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank.