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Lawyer: Pakistani court grants bail to human rights activist

Apr. 12, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court Monday granted bail to a civil rights activist and teacher more than two months after he was arrested on charges of terror financing and sedition, his lawyer said. Lawyer Fazal Elahi said he was preparing the papers for...

Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

Apr. 12, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration, the White House said Monday. Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first...

Investigation finds Syria likely behind 2018 chlorine attack

Apr. 12, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An investigation by the global chemical weapons watchdog found “reasonable grounds to believe” that a Syrian air force military helicopter dropped a chlorine cylinder on a Syrian town in 2018, sickening 12 people, the Organization for the Prohibition of...

EXPLAINER: Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage

Apr. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. The attack Sunday at Natanz comes as...

Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

Apr. 11, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. While there...

State TV: Head of Iran civilian nuclear program calls blackout at Natanz nuclear facility sabotage, 'nuclear terrorism'

Apr. 11, 2021 11:56 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State TV: Head of Iran civilian nuclear program calls blackout at Natanz nuclear facility sabotage, 'nuclear terrorism.'

Pakistani police say wanted militant killed in shootout

Apr. 11, 2021 03:28 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Counterterrorism police killed one of Pakistan's most wanted militants in a shootout in the garrison city of Rawalpindi overnight, a police official said Sunday. Officer Kashif Hussain said three of the militant's accomplices escaped during the...

Explosions in two Somalia cities kill at least 5

Apr. 10, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a cafe in Somalia's city of Baidoa on Saturday, killing at least four people and wounding more than six others, police said. The bomber was targeting the Bay region governor, Ali Wardhere, who...

Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan

Apr. 08, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it. Biden has inched so close...

Southern African leaders concerned by Mozambique's rebels

Apr. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five southern African leaders expressed their concern at the extremist violence in northern Mozambique and said they will consider “a proportionate regional response” at another summit in three weeks. Issuing a communique in Mozambique's capital,...