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US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

Aug. 15, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell...

Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father's war

Aug. 15, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For his last time, Japan's Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed "deep remorse" for the war. It was in keeping with what by all appearances has become a mission for Akihito over his 30-year reign: to make amends for a...

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

Aug. 15, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on...

WWII POWs, buried as unknowns, to get Hawaii memorial marker

Aug. 15, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II. This week, the 96-year-old is in Hawaii to participate in a dedication honoring about 400 Allied prisoners killed when a Japanese ship similar to a...

Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts

Aug. 15, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday opened its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after closing it amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas. The reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing came as Egypt was stepping up efforts to broker a lasting cease-fire. It was not clear if...

Israel: No criminal action in deadly Gaza 2014 war incident

Aug. 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said on Wednesday its investigation into one of the bloodiest incidents of the 2014 war in the Gaza Strip found no criminal wrongdoing by Israeli forces and there were no grounds to prosecute any troops. The announcement drew condemnations from Palestinians and human...

The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

Aug. 15, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the U.N. children's agency says children continue to be hardest hit in the growing violence across Afghanistan and is calling the latest attack on a Shiite class in Kabul which killed or critically...

US official says UAE paid Yemen tribes to push al-Qaida out

Aug. 15, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. official acknowledged Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates had paid money to tribal leaders in Yemen to rout al-Qaida militants from their strongholds in the war-torn county. The official said that al-Qaida had pulled back under pressure from the Yemeni tribes. His remarks...

Watchdog probes military burning of ammunition, explosives

Aug. 15, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and explosives at military sites across the country, including at a sprawling Army ammunition plant in Virginia. The inquiry announced last week was prompted by a...

Russia says it's trying to help Syrian refugees' return home

Aug. 15, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday it is coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home and rebuild the country's infrastructure destroyed by the civil war. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said in a conference call that included Russian and Syrian officials that work is...