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Algeria army chief orders clampdown on protesters

Sep. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's army chief has ordered a clampdown on those who head into the capital for weekly demonstrations. In a speech Wednesday at an army barracks in the south of the gas-rich nation, Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah said members of the military — or gendarmes — should arrest...

Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICC

Sep. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army has killed the commander of the Rwandan Hutu militia group FDLR who had been wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, a spokesman said Wednesday. Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura was gunned down overnight in Rutshuru territory in North Kivu province,...

Trump outpaces Obama, Bush in naming ex-lobbyists to Cabinet

Sep. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they're regulating. The Cabinet choices are...

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...

APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. Army leaders tell The Associated Press that they expect to sign up more than 68,000 active duty soldiers for...

Netanyahu and Gantz face off in repeat Israeli elections

Sep. 17, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the second time this year, Israel's long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces off again against a former military chief, Benny Gantz, in national elections. Opinion polls show Netanyahu's Likud and Gantz's Blue and White locked in a close battle. Here's a closer look at the...

Algeria announces Dec. 12 for presidential election

Sep. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's interim leader has announced Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief's demand to fill the vacancy left when longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was pushed from office more than five months ago. Abdelkader Bensallah during an address...

Algeria's interim leader sets Dec. 12 date for presidential election, following army chief's demand

Sep. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's interim leader sets Dec. 12 date for presidential election, following army chief's demand.

Algeria protesters jailed before speech by interim president

Sep. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian court has jailed 22 citizens detained during a protest march two days ago in a new sign that authorities may be trying to put the brakes on a pro-democracy movement demonstrating weekly for nearly seven months. The TSA online media outlet reported the incarcerations on...

AP PHOTOS: Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel's next premier

Sep. 15, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

ROSH HAAYIN, Israel (AP) — As former army chief of staff Benny Gantz campaigns to be Israel's next leader, he is relying less on policy specifics than on the archetypal image of a military man who can rise above the political fray and defend a country that feels perpetually under siege. With piercing blue...