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Pakistani court sentences militant linked to Mumbai attacks

Jun. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan sentenced one of the militants linked to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India to 15 years in prison for terror financing unrelated to the assaults, according to court documents viewed by The Associated Press on Monday. Sajid Majeed Mir, 43, was...

Pakistani army says shootout with militants killed 2 troops

Jun. 27, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A shootout between Pakistani soldiers and militants in the country’s northwest, near the border with Afghanistan, has killed two soldiers and seven militants, the army said. According to a military statement, the exchange took place on Sunday in Ghulam Khan, a...

UN office points to Israel in Al Jazeera reporter's death

Jun. 24, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said Friday that veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh and her crew were hit by “seemingly well-aimed bullets” fired from the direction of Israeli troops and called for a criminal probe into her death last month. Abu...

Flights resume at Syrian capital airport after Israel strike

Jun. 23, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

DAMACUS, Syria (AP) — The international airport in Syria’s capital of Damascus resumed flights on Thursday after nearly two weeks following an Israeli airstrike that caused serious damage to the facility, a private company said. Cham Wings Airlines said it had four flights that...

Syria capital airport to resume flights after Israeli strike

Jun. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The international airport in Syria's capital will resume flights after nearly two weeks following an Israeli airstrike that caused serious damage to the facility, state TV reported Wednesday. The outlet quoted the Transportation Ministry as saying that...

Officials: Militants ambush security post in Yemen; 8 killed

Jun. 22, 2022 05:13 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suspected al-Qaida militants on Wednesday attacked a security post in a southern Yemeni province, sparking clashes that left five troops and three militants dead, officials said. The early morning attack took place in Ataq, the capital of the mountainous...

Former Colombian rebel leaders recognize role in kidnappings

Jun. 21, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A group of former leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said Tuesday that the guerrilla organization was responsible for war crimes, including the kidnapping of thousands of civilians for ransom and also holding politicians as hostages for several years in...

Syrian plane lands in base after Damascus airport attack

Jun. 21, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A flight by private Syrian airline Cham Wings landed on Tuesday at an airport used by Russia’s military in the coastal province of Latakia in western Syria, the country's state news agency reported. The flight from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab...

Syrian military: Attack on bus kills 13, most of them troops

Jun. 20, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An attack on a civilian bus in northern Syria on Monday killed 13 people, including 11 soldiers, and wounded three troops, Syrian state media reported, quoting an unnamed military official. According to state news agency, SANA, the attack occurred in the...

IS claims attack on Sikh temple in Afghan capital of Kabul

Jun. 19, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul that killed at least one worshipper and wounded seven others. IS made the claim in a statement posted on its Amaq website late Saturday. It said the...