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A look at deadliest attacks in Afghanistan in recent years

Aug. 18, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The deadly bombing at a wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for...

Major players shaping troubled Afghanistan's future

Aug. 18, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Saturday night's devastating attack on a wedding in Afghanistan's capital comes amid huge uncertainty about the country's future. The United States and the Taliban say they are nearing a deal to end America's longest conflict, one that has lasted a generation and left tens of...

Syrian troops close to western outskirts of rebel-held town

Aug. 18, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media and an opposition war monitor say government forces have gained more ground in the country's northwest, almost reaching the western outskirts of a major rebel-held town. The state SANA news agency says government troops made advances on Sunday around the rebel-held town of...

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Aug. 18, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said. The local Islamic State group's affiliate claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest attack in...

The Latest: IS says it carried out attack on Kabul wedding

Aug. 18, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the late-night suicide bombing that struck a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul (all times local): 3 p.m. The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63 on Saturday night. A...

The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan claims responsibility for Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63

Aug. 18, 2019 6:27 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan claims responsibility for Kabul wedding blast that killed at least 63.

UN blasts Libyan force's strikes on airport west of Tripoli

Aug. 18, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. mission in Libya has condemned airstrikes by the self-styled Libyan National Army on a militia-run airport west of the capital, Tripoli, saying the facility had no military targets. Last week, the Libyan force under commander Khalifa Hiftar said it bombed the Zuwara airport because it...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians near Gaza fence

Aug. 18, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli troops have killed three Palestinians and severely wounded a fourth near the heavily guarded perimeter fence. The Israeli military said Sunday that a helicopter and a tank fired at armed suspects near the fence overnight. After weeks of calm,...

An Afghan official says at least 63 people have died when suicide bomber detonated explosives in packed wedding hall

Aug. 17, 2019 11:48 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 63 people have died when suicide bomber detonated explosives in packed wedding hall.

The Latest: 'Long and arduous' protests in Portland, Oregon

Aug. 17, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a right-wing rally and counter protests in Portland, Oregon (all times local): 6:58 p.m. More than a dozen people were arrested for things like disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon in Portland, Oregon, during what the police chief described as a "long and...