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Afghan National Army soldiers stands guard at a checkpoint near the Bagram base in northern Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. An Afghan official says the country has released 100 Taliban prisoners from Bagram, claiming they are part of 5,000 detainees who are to be freed under a deal between insurgents and U.S. But the Taliban says they have yet to verify those released were on the list they had handed over to Washington during negotiations. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban, but group hasn't verified

Apr. 8, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan released 100 Taliban prisoners Wednesday, claiming they were among 5,000 detainees to be freed under a deal between insurgents and the U.S. The Taliban said, however, they have yet to verify those released were on the list they handed over to Washington during...

Iraqi military: 3 rockets target US oil company in south

Apr. 6, 2020 5:50 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three rockets hit near the site of an American oil field service company in southern Iraq early on Monday, Iraq's military said, the first such attack in recent months to target U.S. energy interests in Iraq. The rockets targeted the site of Halliburton in the Burjesia area in the...

An Afghan security forces member looks at a damaged vehicle after an bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, March 30, 2020.  A sticky bomb attached to the vehicle detonated, according to Firdaus Faramraz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, police

Mar. 30, 2020 4:56 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's north and south have killed at least 11Afghan soldiers and policemen, the country's Defense Ministry and a provincial official said Monday. The violence comes even as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani last week announced his 21-member team to...

Sri Lankan leader frees soldier convicted in civilian deaths

Mar. 26, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Thursday freed a soldier who was sentenced to death for killing eight civilians during the country's civil war. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's office said he pardoned Sunil Ratnayake and ordered the justice ministry to release him. Ratnayake was among a...

50 Nigerian soldiers killed in deadly Boko Haram ambush

Mar. 24, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

MAIDGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed at least 50 soldiers during an ambush in northern Yobe state, one of the deadliest recent attacks on troops in Nigeria, according to military sources. The ambush happened as the military tried to launch an offensive against the Boko Haram militants,...

Palestinian security forces are deployed to enforce new government measures against the coronavirus, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, March 23, 2020. On Sunday, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh declared a two week set of strict precautionary measures that include confining residents to their homes, restricting movement between cities and deploying security forces, along with other measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

War-torn Syria braces for lockdown after first virus case

Mar. 23, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians rushed to stock up on food and fuel Monday amid fears that authorities would resort to even stricter measures after reporting the first coronavirus infection in the country, where the health care system has been decimated by nearly a decade of civil war. The arrival of the...

Attacks in Libya kill 5 despite calls for pause in fighting

Mar. 23, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least five civilians were killed, including two members of the same family, by heavy shelling in Libya’s capital of Tripoli on Monday, officials in the U.N.-backed government said, despite increased international pressure to halt fighting over coronavirus concerns. Mortar shells...

Rocket attack in northwest Syria kills 2 Turkish soldiers

Mar. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in a rocket attack in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. A ministry statement said a third soldier was wounded in the attack, which it said was carried out by "radical groups." Turkey's artillery units...

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2020, file photo provided by the Department of Defense shows empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Pentagon is already helping combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and is considering ways to do more. But the military faces limits. Its health care system is geared more toward handling combat casualties than infectious diseases. And there are logistical and legal concerns about expanding the military’s role in civilian affairs, such as tasking it with enforcing quarantines. Defense officials also want to be careful not to do anything to weaken its ability to defend the nation. (Todd Holly/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

Military faces limitations in responding to virus outbreak

Mar. 17, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is already helping combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and is considering ways to do more. But the military faces limits. Its health care system is geared more toward handling combat casualties than infectious diseases. And there are logistical and legal...

Andre of Washington, D.C., rides the escalator up at the Metro subway Congress Heights train station in Washington, Friday, March, 13, 2020. He wears two face masks and gloves to protect his children and grandchildren from the coronavirus. He doesn't want to bring it home. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump declares emergency; world steps up fight against virus

Mar. 13, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared a state of emergency Friday as many European countries went on a war footing amid mounting deaths as the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic. At the White House, where President Donald Trump made the emergency decree, drug company...