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UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 13, 2019 8:55 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

Afghan officials: Kabul car bomb killed 12, including kids

Nov. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bombing in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday targeted a private security company's convoy, with officials later saying that 12 people were killed, including children. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State...

UN: Al-Shabab remains 'potent threat' in Somalia and region

Nov. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Al-Shabab extremists in Somalia remain "a potent threat" to regional peace and are now manufacturing home-made explosives, expanding their revenue sources and infiltrating government institutions, U.N. experts say. The panel of experts' report to the Security Council, circulated...

3 blasts hit Syrian town near border with Turkey, 6 killed

Nov. 11, 2019 12:16 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Three car bombs went off Monday in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli near the border with Turkey, killing at least six people, while a priest was shot dead in a nearby area by extremists, state media and activists said. Northern Syria has been hit by several explosions that...

5 Italian soldiers wounded by roadside explosion in Iraq

Nov. 10, 2019 1:32 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A roadside blast wounded five Italian military members Sunday in northern Iraq as they returned from a mission aimed at helping Iraqi troops combat the Islamic State group, Italian military officials said. The Italian Defense Ministry said three of the wounded were in "grave condition" after...

Egypt officials: 2 security forces killed in Sinai blast

Nov. 9, 2019 11:24 AM EST

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials said a roadside bomb has killed two members of the security forces on Saturday in the restive northern Sinai province. The explosion hit their armored vehicle in Rafah, a town on the border with the Gaza Strip. Two other security force members were wounded. The...

Serviceman's best friend continues to serve in retirement

Nov. 9, 2019 12:06 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — He's jumped out of airplanes. He's sniffed out explosives. He's protected his human comrades in arms. Now, Staff Sgt. Agbar is an ambassador for his breed, who loves belly rubs and perks with excitement at the sound of the Star Spangled Banner. The 10-year old Belgian malinois,...

Official: Roadside bombing kills 8 civilians in Afghanistan

Nov. 4, 2019 3:13 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bombing has killed at least eight civilians in northern Baghlan province. Jawed Basharat, provincial police chief's spokesman, says six other people were wounded in Monday's attack in the Dand Shabuddin area outside of Puli Khumri, the provincial...

Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13

Nov. 2, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing 13 people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. The ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which was captured last month by Turkey-backed opposition...

The Latest: Car bomb kills 13 civilians in northern Syria

Nov. 2, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Turkey's Defense Ministry says a car bomb went off in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, killing 13 civilians. The ministry says that about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded Saturday in central Tal Abyad, which...