March 17, 2018 - 3:19 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official with Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a suicide car bomber targeting a British security company in the capital Kabul has killed two civilians and wounded three others. Deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the Saturday attack, which was claimed by the...
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A man holds flags and a sign as members of the Cambodian community gather in Hyde Park to protest against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Sydney, Friday, March 16, 2018. Hun Sen is in Australia to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, special summit. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 16, 2018 - 8:59 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will sign an agreement on regional cooperation against violent extremism as the risk to the region grows due to militants fleeing Islamic State group losses in the Middle East, an official said on Saturday. The memorandum of understanding on cooperation to...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings as they fleeing from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in Hamouria in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 1:52 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's seven-year civil war (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The U.N. Security Council is again demanding a cease-fire throughout Syria and backing a U.N.-endorsed roadmap for a peaceful transition and elections in the conflict-torn country. The council...
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People pray at the funeral for victims of a Wednesday bombing near a police checkpoint, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, March 15, 2018. The country's main Taliban group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed at least 9 and wounded many others, saying it was a suicide attack. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
March 15, 2018 - 6:12 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani mourners attended funerals Thursday for five police officers and four civilians killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the eastern city of Lahore the day before. The checkpoint is near a religious group's...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2011 file photo, anti-Syrian government protesters flash victory signs as they protest in the southern city of Daraa, Syria. For Syrians marking seven years of war this week, their country has never looked as helpless, fragmented and abandoned by the international community. Foreign troops have set up bases across the country, international and regional powers have carved out zones of influence, and military offensives and crippling sieges are driving a surging death toll and new waves of displacement while the world stands paralyzed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
March 15, 2018 - 12:18 pm
Syria's conflict enters its eighth year Thursday, with President Bashar Assad's forces fighting to drive rebels from their last bastion near the capital, Damascus, and Turkish forces closing in on the northern Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin. Assad remains firmly in power seven years after an Arab...
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This photo released Feb. 24, 2018 by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Agency, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, purports to show al-Qaida-linked fighters from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham or Levant Liberation Committee, in Idlib province, Syria. For the first time since its meteoric rise in 2012 amid the chaos of war, al-Qaida branch in Syria is on the retreat, battling rival insurgent groups north of the country and fighting for survival in a key foothold near the capital Damascus. (Ibaa News Agency, via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 7:52 am
BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise in 2012 amid the chaos of war, al-Qaida's branch in Syria is in retreat, battling rival militant groups in the north and fighting for survival in a key foothold near the capital, Damascus. Over the past three weeks, the extremist group has...
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Police activity at a residential address in southwest London, Tuesday March 13, 2018, after the unexplained death of a Russian businessman associated with a prominent critic of the Kremlin. Police confirmed they are treating the death as unexplained and have put counterterrorism detectives in charge of the case. (AP Photo / Eva Ryan)
March 13, 2018 - 5:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police on Tuesday took charge of the investigation into the death in London of a Russian businessman because he was connected to a prominent Kremlin foe. The death of Nikolai Glushkov, confirmed by his lawyer in Russia, came a week after former spy Sergei...
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March 13, 2018 - 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Uzbek refugee imprisoned for plotting to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has pleaded guilty to trying to kill a California federal prison warden. Fazliddin Kurbanov pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to attempted murder of a federal officer...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a member of the Syrian Red Crescent treating a woman who fled with her family from the fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels, at an army checkpoint set up by the Syrian and Russian militaries in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The Syrian government and the Russian military have set up a corridor outside eastern Ghouta to arrange the evacuation from the area which is home to some 400,000 people. (SANA via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 9:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Syrian Kurdish officials are denying Turkish statements that a joint U.S.-Turkish force will replace a Kurdish militia deployed in the Syrian town of Manbij. Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, claimed that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, during a meeting with members of congress to discuss school and community safety. With the president from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas,, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Not two weeks ago, Trump scolded a Republican senator for being “afraid of the NRA” and declared that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby and finally get results on quelling gun violence. Now Trump is striking a very different tone as he backpedals from his earlier demands for sweeping reforms.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 13, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a time-tested Washington strategy for making a difficult policy question disappear: death by "blue ribbon" commission. Presidents, Congress and some agency heads set up panels stocked with subject experts to offer sage advice to policymakers. But these panels sometimes are...
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