War and unrest

Soldiers patrol in Strasbourg, eastern France, after a shooting Tuesday Dec.11, 2018. French prosecutors say a terror investigation has been opened into the shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg that has left two dead and up to eight wounded, including several in critical condition. (AP Photo)
December 11, 2018 - 8:38 pm
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg (all times local): 2:40 a.m. France's interior minister says a gunman "sowed terror" in three parts of the eastern city of Strasbourg with a shooting spree that killed three people and left six others with serious...
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Abdelqader al-Murtada and Saelem Mohammed Noman Al-Mughalles, at left, representatives of the Houthi rebels delegation and to the right, Askar Zaeil and Hadi al-Hayi representing the delegation of the Government of Yemen together with representatives from the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, north of Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 2018. Yemen's government and the Houthi rebels are exchanging lists of prisoners as part of peace talks in Sweden aimed at winding down the devastating civil war. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 12:11 pm
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Delegations from Yemen's warring parties agreed on Tuesday to set Jan. 20 as a final date to swap over 15,000 prisoners from both sides of the country's devastating civil war, according to a member of the rebel delegation, in what may possibly become the first major...
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December 11, 2018 - 1:48 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has struck a security convoy on the outskirts of Kabul, killing four security forces. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said six other forces were wounded in Tuesday's attack. No one immediately claimed...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, a man lights a cigarette outside a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. Taiwan is reinforcing its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE amid security concerns. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 10, 2018 - 11:44 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is reinforcing its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. amid security concerns. Officials sought over the weekend to reassure lawmakers and the public that such measures have been effective and the threat...
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December 10, 2018 - 2:35 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. Special envoy for Syria said Monday work is still ongoing to form a committee meant to draft a new constitution before the end of the year, adding that hurdles remain in place. Staffan de Mistura made his comments in Jordan after meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs...
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U.S. Border Patrol agents stand in front of a secondary fence in San Diego, California looking across border wall toward Mexico as they respond to a group of Central American migrants who crossed the border wall illegally, seen from across the wall in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many Central American migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall illegally and hand themselves in to Border Patrol agents to request asylum. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
December 10, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj addresses the media during a press conference at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Kosovo’s prime minister said Monday Dec. 10, 2018, that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
December 10, 2018 - 1:58 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister said Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace. Kosovo's lawmakers will vote Friday on three laws that would transform the national security force into a regular army. The measures are...
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Israeli soldiers throw sound bombs as they clash with Palestinians during a search for suspects of a shooting attack yesterday in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Israeli officials say seven people have been wounded, one critically, in a shooting by a suspected Palestinian assailant outside a Jewish settlement of Ofra in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 10, 2018 - 1:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military forces carried out a series of raids in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, bursting into stores and offices of the official Palestinian news agency in a manhunt for gunmen who shot seven Israelis outside a Jewish settlement. Workers at the Wafa news agency...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 file photo, a supersonic Tu-160 strategic bomber with Russian President Vladimir Putin aboard flies above an airfield near the northern city of Murmansk. The Russian military says two of its nuclear-capable strategic bombers have arrived in Venezuela, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions. (Alexei Panov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 1:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers arrived in Venezuela on Monday, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions. Russia's Defense Ministry said a pair Tu-160 bombers landed at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas on Monday following a 10,000-kilometer (6,200-mile...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Rape has been used widely as a weapon in South Sudan and even after a peace deal was signed in September, humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
December 09, 2018 - 9:50 am
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men...
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