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US journalist freed in Lebanon after call by rights groups

Dec. 08, 2021 09:48 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities released Wednesday a freelance American journalist who was detained in Beirut last month, hours after two international human rights groups called her detention arbitrary and demanded that she be set free, her lawyer said. Human Rights Watch and...

Pakistani activist, 3 retired officers convicted of spying

Dec. 03, 2021 09:22 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military courts have convicted a prominent rights activist and three retired army officers on charges of espionage and sedition, sentencing them to prison terms ranging from 12 to 14 years, two security officials said Friday. The four were...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. ...

Russia rejects Western concerns about Ukraine as smokescreen

Nov. 22, 2021 12:33 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Monday strongly rejected the U.S. claims of a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine, saying it could be a ruse intended to cover up what it described as Ukrainian leadership's aggressive intentions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed...

Today in History

Nov. 21, 2021 00:16 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2021. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1995, Balkan leaders meeting in Dayton, Ohio, initialed a peace plan to end 3 1/2...

US seeks balance as fears grow Russia may invade Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2021 00:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine has left U.S. officials perplexed, muddying the Biden administration’s response. Some Republican lawmakers have been pressing the U.S. to step up military support for Ukraine. But that risks turning what may...

Bulgaria accuses military officials of spying for Russia

Nov. 18, 2021 08:23 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian military prosecutors on Thursday indicted a group of serving and retired military officials on charges of spying for Russia. The indictment filed in a military court accuses six people of collecting and passing classified information to...

Mexico arrests wife of Jalisco New Generation cartel leader

Nov. 16, 2021 14:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican soldiers have captured the wife of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, authorities said Tuesday. In a joint statement, the Attorney General’s Office, Defense Department and National Intelligence Center said that Rosalinda...

Vaccine refusals in intelligence agencies raise GOP concerns

Nov. 05, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the U.S. government’s vaccine mandate, leading Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security. ...

US puts new controls on Israeli spyware company NSO Group

Nov. 03, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday it is putting new export limits on Israel's NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company, saying its tools have been used to “conduct transnational repression.” The company, whose...