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Libyan force slows Tripoli push over concerns for civilians

Apr. 22, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence, as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the fighting for Tripoli has displaced more than 32,000 people. Fighting erupted on April 5, pitting the...

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Sri Lanka attack

Apr. 22, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 2:16 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has condemned the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka as "heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks." The U.N.'s most powerful body issued a statement Monday expressing...

Sri Lanka military gets special powers after deadly bombings

Apr. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim group...

Iran announces joint border security force with Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that a new joint security force with Pakistan will be formed to combat militants based along the two countries' shared border. Both Pakistan and Iran have said militant groups operate from the other country's soil, occasionally carrying out...

Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks

Apr. 22, 2019 4:44 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister says local militant group is behind Easter Sunday attacks.

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Apr. 21, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena...

New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

Apr. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday. Butembo city's deputy mayor, Patrick Kambale Tsiko, told The Associated Press that the attackers armed with machetes...

UN: 220 killed in battles for Libya's capital last 2 weeks

Apr. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Fighting between rival Libyan forces for control of Tripoli escalated in the past couple of days, a spokesman for the self-styled Libyan National Army said Saturday, as the death toll rose to at least 220, including combatants and civilians, since the LNA declared a major military...

Separate militant attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers

Apr. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces came under separate attacks from Islamic State militants and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in different parts of the country that killed nearly 50 soldiers and allied fighters, activists and a war monitoring group said Saturday. In one attack, IS militants ambushed...

Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attack

Apr. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of militants crossed the border from neighboring Iran earlier this week and carried out a deadly attack against Pakistan armed forces in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 14, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. The ministry said in a letter to the Iranian government that...