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Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Apr. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus. "We are outraged," WHO Director-General...

Libyan official says shelling kills at least 6 in Tripoli

Apr. 17, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — At least six civilians were killed in heavy shelling on a residential neighborhood in Libya's capital, a health official said Wednesday, the latest escalation in fighting between rival militias over control of Tripoli. The overnight rocket shelling on the high-density residential...

Iraqi war games: Army trains in desert, defeats 'militants'

Apr. 17, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

TAJI BASE, Iraq (AP) — The "militants" were holding on stubbornly to their position in the scabrous desert outside Baghdad, blocking the Iraqi troops' advance when an infantry unit sprung out of the right flank, forcing the enemy into a hasty retreat. At first glance, it looked real, but the scenario...

UN says fighting over Libya's capital has displaced 20,000

Apr. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of the capital Tripoli have displaced nearly 20,000 people, the U.N. said Tuesday, and prompted the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to warn that she could investigate and possibly prosecute new offenses. The self-styled...

Philippine police: 4 wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders arrested

Apr. 16, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police on Tuesday arrested four women they said were wives of Abu Sayyaf commanders who took care of their financial transactions, helped procure guns and bomb parts and arranged the travels of foreign militants to the country. The women were arrested in raids on...

Czech jailed for rail attacks he blamed on Islamic militants

Apr. 16, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a four-year prison term for a Czech national for carrying out two attacks on trains and blaming them on Islamic militants. Prague's regional court ruled in January that 71-year-old Jaromir Balda cut down two trees in 2017 that fell on train tracks near the city of...

In Libya, a rogues' gallery of militias prepare for war

Apr. 16, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya is on the verge of an all-out war involving a rogues' gallery of militias, many of which are little more than criminal gangs armed with heavy weapons. The country slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising, in which rebels overthrew and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi and...

UN says 146 killed in Libya as Italy calls for cease-fire

Apr. 15, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — At least 146 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an offensive on the capital earlier this month, the U.N. said Monday, as Italy called for an immediate cease-fire and the withdrawal of his forces. The World Health Organization said 614 others have been...

After IS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

Apr. 15, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country's top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and the United States. A flurry of recent diplomatic activity and...

UN says 120 killed since fighting broke out in Libya

Apr. 14, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 120 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an assault on the capital 10 days ago, igniting clashes with rival militias, the U.N. health agency said Sunday. The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a surprise...