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Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

Sep. 17, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday....

Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

Sep. 16, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said Thursday they are now battling their former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad's capital, N'Djamena. The self-styled Libyan army led by...

US flag, sewn at POW camp, settles at Smithsonian

Sep. 11, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Its beginnings were humble, but proud and brave too. An American flag, assembled secretively and at risk in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, was fashioned out of pieces of red blanket, white bedsheets and blue denim dungarees. ...

Centuries-old reprints, letter on display in Annapolis

Sep. 10, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Walking into the Annapolis State House recently became a bit like time travel as several national founding documents from the 18th and 19th centuries were unveiled Thursday night as part of a Founding Freedoms exhibit. Early and immediate...

Ex-Army captain pleads guilty to aiding wife's Army business

Sep. 09, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army captain has pleaded guilty to charges that he helped his wife’s business with military contracts, federal authorities said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a news release that John...

US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Sep. 07, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land. But in the...

Guinea's new junta leaders seek to tighten grip on power

Sep. 06, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's new military leaders sought to tighten their grip on power Monday after overthrowing President Alpha Conde, ordering the soldiers from his presidential guard to now join the junta forces and barring government officials from leaving the country. ...

Soldiers detain Guinea's president, dissolve government

Sep. 05, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital, then announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent...

The Latest: Top Republican says Taliban holding Americans

Sep. 05, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says some Americans who have been trying to get out of Afghanistan since the U.S. military left are sitting in airplanes at an airport ready to leave but the Taliban are not letting them take off. ...

The Latest: Iran president calls for election in Afghanistan

Sep. 04, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN — Iran’s president is calling for elections in Afghanistan to determine the future of the country, where he hopes peace will return after Western troops have left and the Taliban have seized control. Speaking on state TV on Saturday, Ebrahim Raisi said that the...