War and unrest

Afghan people carry the remains of suicide attacker's vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 31, 2019. In a second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the Afghan capital, a car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded early Friday morning in an eastern neighborhood, police said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
May 31, 2019 - 10:54 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded early Friday in an eastern Kabul neighborhood, leaving four Afghan civilians dead and three wounded and lightly wounding four American forces, authorities said. It was the second suicide attack in as many days to rattle the...
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A police officer lets an elderly woman leaving the area while soldiers secure the access near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, Friday May, 24, 2019. An explosion Friday on a busy pedestrian street in the French city of Lyon injured seven people, local officials said. (AP Photo/Sebastien Erome)
May 31, 2019 - 6:14 am
PARIS (AP) — The main suspect in the bombing last week in the French city of Lyon that wounded 14 people had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, France's counter-terrorism prosecutor said on Friday. Remy Heitz said in a statement the 24-year-old man has admitted making the bomb and...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, Sudanese protesters wave national flags at the sit-in outside the military headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan. The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday, May 31, 2019, that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country's military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that help bring ruler Omar al-Bashir's ouster had "become a threat to the revolution." (AP Photos/Salih Basheer, File)
May 31, 2019 - 4:22 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country's military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that helped bring about former ruler Omar al-Bashir's ouster had "become a threat to the revolution." The threat...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, hugs his wife, Andrea Gallagher, after leaving a military courtroom on Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in San Diego. The decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
May 31, 2019 - 1:26 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Attorneys for a decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner will try again Friday to have the case dismissed after their client was unexpectedly freed from custody. A military judge released Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher from...
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Saudi King Salman chairs an emergency summit of Gulf Arab leaders in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, May 30, 2019. King Salman opened an emergency summit of Gulf Arab leaders in the holy city of Mecca on Thursday with a call for the international community to use all means to confront Iran, but he also said the kingdom extends its hand for peace. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
May 30, 2019 - 8:22 pm
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:20 a.m. Iraq's President Barham Salih told Arab leaders gathered in Saudi Arabia that the security and stability of Iran is in the interest of Muslim and Arab states. Salih described...
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May 30, 2019 - 5:08 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of explosions shook the center of the northern city of Kirkuk Thursday, killing at least four people and wounding 23, Iraqi security officials said. The six blasts went off in quick succession after iftar, the meal that breaks daylong fasting during the Muslim holy month of...
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An M109 self-propelled Howitzer fire during the annual Han Kuang exercises in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 30, 2019 - 6:01 am
FANGSHAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese tanks and soldiers fired at simulated Chinese forces and assault helicopters launched missiles in an anti-invasion drill Thursday on a beach on the island's southern coast. The live firing was part of annual exercises designed to showcase the military's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2012, file photo, Surachai Danwattananusorn, 70, arrives at a criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. Surachai, a prominent critic of the Thai monarchy and establishment, went missing, along with two aides, in Laos in December 2018. The mutilated bodies of the aides were later found, dumped in a river. Surachai remains missing. (AP Photo, File)
May 29, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — They are members of a folk music group living communally in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, but they are in fear for their lives. The musicians from the band Faiyen fled their homes in neighboring Thailand in 2014, afraid of arrest after a military coup overthrew their nation's...
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Kosovo police special unit members secure the area near the village of Cabra, north western Kosovo, during an ongoing police operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. A Kosovo police operation against organized crime in the north, where most of the ethnic Serb minority lives, has sparked tension, and Serbia ordered its troops to full alert. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
May 29, 2019 - 12:12 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared this week after Kosovo's police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region's north and arrested scores of people. There have been clashes between Kosovo's police and local Serbs, with several people injured, and two U.N. personnel...
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A Kosovo Serb woman is framed by Serbian flags as she attends a protest against Kosovo police action in the northern Serb-dominated part of ethnically divided town of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Russia and Serbia have blamed NATO and the West for an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb dominated north of Kosovo when a Russian U.N. employee was among more than two dozen people arrested in what Kosovo says was an anti-organized crime operation. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
May 29, 2019 - 10:37 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia and its traditional ally Serbia are blaming NATO and the European Union for the recent increase in tensions in Kosovo which saw local police launch a raid in the Serb-dominated north of the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday's incident, which...
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