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France calls for European aid after 27 migrant deaths at sea

Nov. 25, 2021 17:52 PM EST

CALAIS, France (AP) — Helicopters buzzed above the waves and vessels were already scouring the cold waters when French maritime rescue volunteer Charles Devos added his boat to the frantic search for a flimsy migrant craft that foundered in the English Channel, killing at least 27. ...

Mexico's drug war uses drones, human shields, gunships

Nov. 25, 2021 11:02 AM EST

AGUILILLA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government is rapidly running out of tools to control the expansion of the feared Jalisco cartel on the front lines of Mexico’s narco war in the western state of Michoacan and the stalled ground effort is being supplemented by an increasingly...

US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain

Nov. 20, 2021 02:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — America's top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to counter its “dangerous use” of suicide drones in the wider Mideast, a pledge coming as negotiations remain stalled over Tehran's tattered atomic deal...

Airbus strikes 2nd major aircraft deal of Dubai Air Show

Nov. 15, 2021 09:27 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus clinched a major deal on Monday valued into the billions of dollars to sell 111 new aircraft to the Air Lease Corporation, its second blockbuster order at the Dubai Air Show. Air Lease, the Los Angeles-based jet financing and...

Air Force official says US to maintain presence in Mideast

Nov. 13, 2021 05:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top U.S. Air Force general in the Mideast said Saturday that American airmen would continue to be stationed in the region even as military planners consider competition with China and Russia as Washington's next major challenge. ...

Iraqi PM tours Baghdad area days after assassination attempt

Nov. 10, 2021 13:25 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister toured a Baghdad neighborhood on foot Wednesday, three days after he escaped an assassination attempt at his home in the Iraqi capital. In his first public appearance outside his residence since the attack, Prime Minister Mustafa...

Pope condemns 'vile' assassination attempt on Iraqi PM

Nov. 09, 2021 06:43 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis condemned an assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister as a “vile act of terrorism” and said Tuesday he is praying for peace in the country. The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent a telegram to Prime...

Powerful Iranian general visited Iraq after attack on PM

Nov. 08, 2021 13:46 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Iranian general visited Baghdad after the assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister, and said Tehran and its allies had nothing to do with the drone attack that lightly injured the Iraqi leader, two Iraqi politicians said Monday. News of...

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

Nov. 07, 2021 15:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The failed assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister at his residence on Sunday has ratcheted up tensions following last month’s parliamentary elections, in which the Iran-backed militias were the biggest losers. Helicopters circled in the...

Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones

Nov. 07, 2021 04:19 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday and officials said he was unharmed. The attack was a major escalation amid tensions sparked by the refusal of Iran-backed militias to accept...