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Fireworks in the Pacific

A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.
6 hours 45 min ago

Campaign against Qatar ignores its good deeds

Unlike the ruling family in Saudi Arabia constrained by its alliance with Wahhabi clerics, Qatari rulers have determinedly pushed their traditional society toward globalization and westernization.
6 hours 49 min ago

Why Confederate monuments should remain

Destroying or removing monuments is the easy way out of our obligation to understand our past and improve our future.
6 hours 51 min ago

Pentagon wants to spend almost $500 million on Guantánamo construction

The U.S. military is planning for nearly a half-billion dollars in new construction at Guantanamo during the Trump administration, including a Navy request to build a $250 million, five-bed hospital that has been singled out for study by a Senate committee.
6 hours 53 min ago

Iraqi forces close in on ISIS-held town west of Mosul

Iraqi forces made significant progress as they closed in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, the U.S.-led coalition and an Iraqi military spokesman said Monday.
6 hours 54 min ago

Off-base events

A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.
6 hours 55 min ago