War and unrest

Afghan laborers remove the shuttered glasses of a shop after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Taliban insurgents staged a coordinated attack targeting a security firm in the Afghan capital on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 29, 2018 - 7:48 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen Taliban attack that targeted the Kabul offices of a British security company killed five of its staffers, including a British national, the company said Thursday. Afghan authorities said a sixth person was also killed in the assault. Charlie Burbridge, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file, photo, Saudi-led coalition backed forces petrol, Mocha, Yemen. Britain’s ambassador to Yemen said Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, he has spoken with representatives from the country’s warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
November 29, 2018 - 6:33 am
CAIRO (AP) — Britain's ambassador to Yemen said Thursday he has spoken with representatives from the country's warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm. However, overnight fighting cast a cloud on efforts to establish a cease-fire in the...
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This photo released by Conflict Armament Research taken in Feb. 2017 is said by them to show an L-39 jet trainer/ground attack aircraft at the international airport in Juba, South Sudan. The Conflict Armament Research report released Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, says Uganda diverted European weapons to South Sudan's military despite an EU arms embargo and asks how a U.S. military jet ended up deployed in South Sudan in possible violation of arms export controls.(Conflict Armament Research via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 2:33 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A key broker of the latest deal to end South Sudan's civil war diverted European weapons to South Sudan's military despite an EU arms embargo, a new report says. It also asks how a U.S. military jet ended up deployed in South Sudan in possible violation of arms export controls...
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November 28, 2018 - 12:59 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shocked by a deadly new series of extremist attacks on soldiers, Nigeria's president on Wednesday backed off past declarations that Boko Haram has been defeated and urged the military to "rise to the challenge" and wipe its fighters "from the surface of the earth." President...
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Security forces block a road at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Najib Danish, spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry, said the attack in Kabul took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives and then other insurgents started a gun battle with forces in the area. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 28, 2018 - 12:48 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 10:10 p.m. A spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says at least 10 people have been killed and 19 wounded in a coordinated attack by Taliban insurgents that targeted a security firm in the eastern part...
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In this Nov. 26, 2018, photo, a U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Leandro A. Jasso, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan puts a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 28, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rash of American combat deaths in Afghanistan is putting a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump's commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban. Trump has acknowledged that his original instinct was to withdraw from Afghanistan, but last...
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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani arrives for a side event, during the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 10:47 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 30 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters as Afghan government forces battled insurgents in southern Helmand province overnight, provincial officials said Wednesday. In the eastern part of the capital Kabul, insurgents staged a coordinated attack...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, that it had a deal with Brennan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 28, 2018 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John O. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that it had acquired Brennan's book. According to Celadon, Brennan will cover his...
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The damage on one of three Ukrainian ships is seen docked after been seized ate Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Kerch, Crimea, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. The Ukrainian parliament is set to consider a presidential request for the introduction of martial law in Ukraine following an incident in which Russian coast guard ships fired on Ukrainian navy vessels. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2018 - 8:57 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed the latest standoff with neighboring Ukraine on the presidential ambitions of Ukraine's leader, as the Russian military announced it was boosting its defenses in Crimea. Ukraine, for its part, released what it said was the...
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An elderly man exits a polling booth during the presidential election in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Two of Georgia's former foreign ministers are facing off against each other Wednesday in a tight runoff that will mark the last time Georgians elect their head of state by popular vote. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
November 28, 2018 - 7:43 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Two of Georgia's former foreign ministers are facing off against each other Wednesday in a tight runoff that will mark the last time Georgians elect their head of state by popular vote. Georgia, a nation of nearly 4 million people in the volatile Caucasus region south of...
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