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Afghan officials: Taliban kill officer; bomb kills 2 troops

Jan. 23, 2020 5:18 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban ambushed and killed an Afghan intelligence official in southern Helmand province as he was walking home from work while a roadside bombing in the country's north killed a military commander and his bodyguard, officials said Thursday. The attacks were the latest...

Britain's Prince Charles, left, meets Israel President Reuven Rivlin at his official residence in Jerusalem, Thursday Jan. 23, 2020. Prince Charles is among dozens of presidents, heads of state and dignitaries who have descended upon the city to attend the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism (Victoria Jones/Pool via AP)

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

Jan. 23, 2020 4:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prince Charles, Vice President Mike Pence...

Assam Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, third from right, receives arms from one of the rebels who surrendered during a ceremony in Gauhati, India, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. More than 600 insurgents belonging to eight different rebel groups have surrendered to Indian authorities in this troubled northeastern state, responding to the government’s peace initiative to rejoin mainstream society. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Hundreds of rebels surrender to Indian forces in peace push

Jan. 23, 2020 4:54 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — More than 600 insurgents belonging to eight different rebel groups surrendered to Indian authorities in a troubled northeastern state on Thursday, responding to a government’s peace initiative that will allow them to rejoin mainstream society, police said. Assam state police...

US official: China steals 'massive amounts' of data in West

Jan. 22, 2020 3:45 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — China is stealing “massive amounts” of data from Western companies and Iran has stolen data from some 200 universities, the top U.S. cybersecurity diplomat said Wednesday . Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of state for cyber and international communications, said in...

HRW: Armed groups move freely on Colombia-Venezuela border

Jan. 22, 2020 3:17 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Illegal armed groups operate with virtual impunity along the border between Colombia and Venezuela, and civilians are suffering as a result, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Researchers said in a report that they found credible allegations that Venezuelan security forces have...

Afghan officials: US airstrike killed 10 civilians in Herat

Jan. 22, 2020 6:00 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A drone attack carried out by U.S. forces earlier this month in western Afghanistan that apparently targeted a splinter Taliban group also killed at least 10 civilians, including three women and three children, an Afghan rights official and a council member said Wednesday....

UN welcomes commitments toward Libya peace, urges cease-fire

Jan. 21, 2020 7:09 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the commitment by world powers and other key countries to support a plan to restore peace in Libya and urged the warring parties to quickly conclude a cease-fire agreement. The U.N.’s most powerful body issued a statement after a...

Family members of Hamouda Abu Amra gather around campfire to get warm in the winter's cold outside their destroyed house in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The five-story house, where 19 people lived, was bombed and destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in November during the last cross-border fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israeli army kills 3 Palestinians after attack at Gaza fence

Jan. 21, 2020 5:59 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military said its soldiers killed three Palestinians who crossed the Gaza border fence and threw an explosive device at troops on Tuesday. The army said its troops fired on three suspects who crossed the security fence and "hurled a grenade or an explosive device"...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gil Cohen-Magen, Pool)

Netanyahu tries to rally global opposition to ICC case

Jan. 21, 2020 4:16 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to take “concrete actions” against the International Criminal Court ahead of a possible war-crimes case against Israel. The ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said last month that there was a...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gil Cohen-Magen, Pool)

Netanyahu renews West Bank annexation vow ahead of elections

Jan. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed a vow to annex Israeli settlements in the West Bank as the embattled leader kicked off a third election campaign in under a year Tuesday. Addressing Likud Party supporters at a campaign launch event in Jerusalem, Netanyahu promised to...