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Taliban rockets hit near Kabul presidency; no injuries

Aug. 21, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban fired a pair of rockets Tuesday toward the presidential palace in Kabul as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said, prompting a ferocious aerial response with helicopter gunships bombing the house...

2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

Aug. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which three of...

Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

Aug. 17, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties. The fate...

Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

Aug. 17, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said early on Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by the Islamic State group and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces. The Saudi move was blasted by the Syrian government which called...

In Uganda a pop star takes on a president, at his peril

Aug. 17, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In his red beret and jumpsuit the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air and waving the national flag. Once considered a marijuana-loving crooner, the 36-year-old "ghetto child" is an unlikely new...

Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testify

Aug. 16, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill, extending their murder trial until next year....

The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse

Aug. 16, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 8:05 p.m. A survivor of the Italian bridge collapse has described the highway falling out from under him. Another described trying to abruptly flip her car into reverse, and then...

Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trial

Aug. 14, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong,...

US, Israeli embassies in Berlin receive letters with powder

Aug. 14, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police are investigating two threatening letters containing a white powder that were sent to the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital, authorities said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said the two letters, sent last month, were analyzed by experts and the powder was...

Israel protests to Romania after tourists beaten by police

Aug. 13, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable and...