War and unrest

December 05, 2018 - 11:29 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish journalist suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, was temporarily detained Wednesday in Romania, authorities said. Bucharest prosecutor Viviana Ciuca told The Associated Press that...
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Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita arrives for a round table on Western Sahara at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 11:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general's envoy for Western Sahara is meeting with foreign ministers from Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania plus leaders of the Polisario Front over the future of the Morocco-annexed territory. U.N. envoy Horst Koehler, a former German president, hosted a "round-table...
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December 05, 2018 - 7:49 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say commandos backed by U.S. forces have raided two al-Shabab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing several fighters. The officials also say two U.S. airstrikes in the area during the overnight raid...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Saudi-led coalition backed forces patrol Mocha, Yemen. Envoys from Yemen’s warring parties are headed to Sweden for another round of peace talks to stop the three-year-old war, but with few incentives to compromise, expectations are low for little more than improving a faltering de-escalation.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
December 05, 2018 - 3:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation. U.N. officials say they don't...
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A man stands next an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Shares were moderately lower in Asia on Wednesday following a bloodletting on Wall Street as goodwill generated by a truce between the U.S. and China over trade evaporated in confusion over exactly what the two sides had agreed upon.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 04, 2018 - 11:04 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street plunged amid confusion about what Washington and Beijing agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.6 percent to 26,840.74 points and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.7 percent to 2,647.55...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor addresses a news conference in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ghafoor told a briefing of foreign journalists Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, that Pakistan's influence over the Taliban is overstated, yet he said Pakistan has repeatedly told the insurgent group to join the peace process. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
December 04, 2018 - 10:33 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's bloody 17-year-old war met Tuesday with Pakistani officials, and a Taliban official said four members from the group's political office in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar were also in the Pakistani...
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Former Sen. Bob Dole salutes the flag-draped casket containing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 04, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2017, file photo, Clifford Kang, father of soldier Ikaika E. Kang, poses with photos of his son in Kailua, Hawaii. Ikaika E. Kang, an active-duty U.S. soldier, arrested on terrorism charges that accuse him of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, is scheduled to be sentenced, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 3:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Vucic says French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his visit to Serbia after France's worst urban riots in years. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 04, 2018 - 10:12 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia sought support from allies Russia and China on Tuesday in opposing the formation of a Kosovo army, warning that a military in its former province could lead to renewed clashes in the Balkans. Kosovo's parliament is set to vote Dec. 14 on transforming the country's...
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Israeli military digger works on the border with Lebanon in the northern Israeli town of Metula, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group it says stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 04, 2018 - 9:56 am
METULA, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military launched an operation Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels it says were built by the Hezbollah militant group that stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. The military said the tunnels are not currently being used by militants and that its work to...
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