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Syrian troops advance in their offensive in country's south

Jun. 24, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces advanced deeper into the southern province of Daraa Sunday under the cover of airstrikes, entering new villages amid reports that the U.S. has told rebels not to expect an American intervention to defend them from the army's offensive. Syrian government forces have...

Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

Jun. 24, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — The explosion at a campaign rally for Zimbabwe's president that injured 49 people will not delay next month's historic election, officials said Sunday, as a vice president called the attack "terrorism" and said any frightened candidate would be provided with protection. "Let me...

UK's Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

Jun. 24, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, preparing to meet with young people, refugees and national leaders in a tumultuous region that Britain had controlled between the two world wars. Though...

Regional bloc says South Sudan's rebel leader not welcome

Jun. 24, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — East Africa's leaders say South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not welcome in their countries except to join peace talks on his country's five-year civil war. A communique after heads of state and government met in neighboring Ethiopia says Machar should be free to...

Israel fires missile at drone near Syria frontier

Jun. 24, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aircraft that approached its airspace near the Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights. The army said Sunday that the missile did not hit the drone, and the aircraft "retreated from the border." It was not immediately clear...

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Jun. 24, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic language...

US moves 100 coffins to N. Korean border for war remains

Jun. 23, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. military said it moved 100 wooden coffins to the inter-Korean border to prepare for North Korea's returning of the remains of American soldiers who have been missing since the 1950-53 Korean War. U.S. Forces Korea spokesman Col. Chad Carroll also said Saturday that 158...

The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

Jun. 23, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:11 a.m. If more stoppage-time drama is too much to ask of this suddenly stunner-filled World Cup, at least Sunday could bring more clarity about which teams will make it out of their groups. England starts the day with a question...

Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

Jun. 23, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who officiated their country's 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night as...

4 killed in suspected Boko Haram extremist attack in Nigeria

Jun. 23, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Police say four people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria. A member of a civilian self-defense group, Maina Shettima, tells The Associated Press that the bodies were found Saturday morning in Tungushe village just outside...