War and unrest

A U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Capt. Andrew P. Ross, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Ross, 29, of Lexington, Va., was killed Nov. 27, 2018, by a roadside bomb in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 30, 2018 - 1:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains of three service members killed in the deadliest attack against American forces in Afghanistan this year have arrived back in the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and relatives of the men were at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to receive the remains. Media...
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November 30, 2018 - 10:55 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 18 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire at a protest along Gaza-Israel perimeter fence. Thousands of Palestinians protested Friday, but maintained the monthlong lower intensity of the weekly marches that began in March. Some...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko leads the National Security and Defence Council meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Ukraine's president says that the country has barred Russian men between 16 and 60 from traveling to the country. The move comes as the long-simmering conflict between the two nations escalated in the Black Sea on Sunday. President Petro Poroshenko has tweeted that the restrictions on Russian travelers have been taken in order to prevent the Russians from forming "private armies" fighting on Ukrainian soil. (Mykhailo Markiv, Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
November 30, 2018 - 9:50 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials on Friday upped the ante in their nation's growing confrontation with Russia, announcing a travel ban for most Russian men and searching the home of an influential cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, an aerial photo of the thousand-year-old Monastery of Caves, also known as Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the holiest site of Eastern Orthodox Christians is taken through morning fog during sunrise in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian intelligence agency is searching the home of the father superior of Kiev's biggest and oldest monastery which is part of the Russian Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
November 30, 2018 - 8:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A senior Russian Orthodox Church cleric says the raid at his home was meant to put the "political" pressure on his church. The Ukrainian intelligence agency earlier on Friday raided the home of the father superior of...
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South Korean soldiers close the gate as the rails which leads to North Korea are seen inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 2:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean train rolled into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday as the countries began joint surveys on northern railway sections they hope someday to connect with the South. The weekslong inspections represent one of the most significant goodwill...
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This undated photo provided by the Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shows Lawrence Dickson, a New York pilot killed during World War II. Dickson is first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen still listed as missing in action whose remains the Pentagon says they have identified through DNA samples provided by his daughter in New Jersey. Dickson was a 24-year-old captain in the 100th Fighter Squadron when his P-51 fighter plane was seen crashing along the Italy-Austria border during a mission on Dec. 23, 1944. Searches for the crash site were unsuccessful until 2012. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 5:54 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action to be identified, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the agency charged with recovering and identifying the nation'...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows Basit Sheikh. Sheikh, who the government sought to prosecute as an example to others considering joining militant fighters in Syria, was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 29, to spend another two years in federal prison. (The News & Observer via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 4:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man among the first Americans arrested in an FBI effort to find those eager to join militant fighters in Syria was sentenced Thursday to another two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Basit Sheikh to the maximum term under a...
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Matthew Tueller, the U.S. ambassador to Yemen, attends a military ceremony in Mukalla, Yemen, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Tueller accused Iran of “throwing gasoline on the fire” of conflicts across the Middle East, vowing that America will defend its regional interests and not “shy away when the problems get difficult.” (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
November 29, 2018 - 2:53 pm
MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen on Thursday accused Iran of "throwing gasoline on the fire" of conflicts across the Middle East, vowing that America will defend its regional interests and not "shy away when the problems get difficult." Ambassador Matthew Tueller's comments during...
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 4, 2018, file photo shows a U.S. position, installed near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. U.S. forces have set up an observation point in a Syrian town controlled by its Kurdish-led Syrian allies along the border with Turkey in northeastern Syria, scene of recent tension. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
November 29, 2018 - 1:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's warring sides and the mediators meeting in Kazakhstan failed to agree on the formation of a committee meant to draft a new constitution which is key to ending the seven-year civil war, the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Thursday, calling it a "missed opportunity." Staffan de...
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Ukrainian soldiers stand atop an APC near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Ukraine put its military forces on high combat alert and announced martial law this week after Russian border guards fired on and seized three Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
November 29, 2018 - 1:45 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Ukraine is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen tensions between the two countries following a weekend confrontation in the waters off the Crimean Peninsula...
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