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Bombing near Pakistan home of anti-India militant kills 3

Jun. 23, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful car bomb went off near the residence of a jailed anti-India militant leader in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 25 others, police and rescue officials said. The blast happened in the Johar Town...

US takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation

Jun. 23, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities seized a range of Iran’s state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading disinformation, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened...

Raid on hideout of Myanmar militants sparks deadly shootout

Jun. 22, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A deadly shootout between security forces and militants opposed to army rule erupted Tuesday in Myanmar’s second biggest city when a raid was carried out on a building that the government described as a hideout of “terrorists.” At least eight people...

Iran president-elect takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden

Jun. 21, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s president-elect staked out a hard-line position Monday in his first remarks since his landslide election victory, rejecting the possibility of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support of...

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires incendiary balloons

Jun. 17, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month's 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza's militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day....

Militants kill soldier near airport in southwestern Pakistan

Jun. 17, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants opened fire on troops at a security post near an airport in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing a soldier before fleeing the scene, the military said. The attack happened in the Turbat district in Baluchistan province,...

Berlin police force way to squatted building for inspection

Jun. 17, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police forced their way into a Berlin building occupied by squatters to enable a fire safety inspection on Thursday that the building's residents have resisted, following clashes the previous day in which authorities say 60 officers were hurt. The...

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Jun. 16, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes hit militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, and Palestinians responded by sending a series of fire-carrying balloons back across the border for a second straight day — further testing the fragile cease-fire that ended last month’s war...

Israel to halt nighttime 'mapping' of Palestinian homes

Jun. 16, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it is reining in a controversial practice of conducting late-night raids of Palestinian homes in the West Bank aimed at gathering information about the houses and their inhabitants. The military has in the past defended the...

Israeli airstrikes target Gaza sites, first since cease-fire

Jun. 15, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month. The airstrikes targeted facilities used by Hamas militants for...