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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Feb. 22, 2019 1:46 AM EST

A fire that raced through part of a historic district of Bangladesh's capital took hours to extinguish and killed dozens. Firefighters and residents frantically worked to douse the flames in the densely packed neighborhood that is a mix of homes, shops and warehouses. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region...

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

Feb. 21, 2019 8:52 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines lacks the bravado, clan name or foreign training. Not much is known about Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, but the attacks attributed to him heralding his rise are distinctly...

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

Feb. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EST

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants so far. The official said the IS militants were...

The Latest: Officials try to verify French IS member's death

Feb. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Two officials say they are trying to verify reports that Fabien Clain, a Frenchman who is one of Europe's most-wanted members of Islamic State group, has died in an airstrike in Syria. A French diplomatic official and an...

US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues bomber's employer

Feb. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. soldier grievously wounded in a suicide bombing two years ago in Afghanistan filed suit Wednesday against an American defense contractor that employed the bomber, saying it failed to supervise the man as he built an explosive vest on the job using the company's tools and parts....

India suspends key bus service to Pakistani part of Kashmir

Feb. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India halted a key bus service with the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir, cutting the only land route linking the divided Himalayan region, Pakistani and Indian officials said Wednesday. According to a Pakistani official, Shahid Mehmood, Indian authorities suspended the...

Saudi crown prince backs India's fight against terrorism

Feb. 20, 2019 8:08 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday offered intelligence sharing and other cooperation with India in fighting extremism and terrorism, as New Delhi tackled rising tensions with Pakistan following a suicide bombing last week on Indian paramilitary soldiers in disputed...

Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack

Feb. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister offered to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Imran Khan said he hoped "better sense" would prevail after the attack on a...

Suicide bombing kills 3 policemen near Cairo's famed bazaar

Feb. 19, 2019 1:54 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide blast near Cairo's famed tourist market rose to three on Tuesday after a police officer died of his wounds, Egypt's Interior Ministry said. The fatalities in the attack near the Khan el-Khalili bazaar in the heart of Cairo were all policemen. The...

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India amid row with Pakistan

Feb. 19, 2019 11:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday after visiting Pakistan, which New Delhi blames for a suicide bombing last week that killed at least 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir. The crown prince was welcomed at the airport by Indian Prime Minister Narendra...