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Nobel laureate starts fund for survivors of sexual violence

Sep. 21, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize-winning surgeon whose hospital in war-torn Congo has treated over 50,000 victims of sexual violence has launched a fund with the goal of providing reparations for survivors of conflicts around the world. Dr. Denis Mukwege said in an interview Saturday that he and...

IS claims Iraq minibus bombing that killed 12

Sep. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for a minibus bombing in Iraq a day earlier, which killed 12 people outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala. The brief claim was carried by the group's Aamaq new agency. The charred minibus was still on the road near the city on...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Minibus bombing outside Iraq's Karbala kills 12, injures 5

Sep. 20, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb exploded on a minibus packed with passengers outside the Shiite holy city of Karbala Friday night, killing 12 people and wounding five others, Iraqi security officials and the state news agency said. This was one of the biggest attacks targeting civilians since the extremist Islamic...

Trump scolds Europe over captured Islamic State fighters

Sep. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning European nations to take back citizens who joined the Islamic State and are now being held prisoner in Syria and Iraq. Trump told reporters Friday at the White House that the U.S. did Europe a "tremendous favor" by leading the fight to force the Islamic...

Iraqi officials: 12 dead in minibus blast near Shiite holy city of Karbala, one of the biggest attacks since IS defeat

Sep. 20, 2019 3:15 PM EDT
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 12 dead in minibus blast near Shiite holy city of Karbala, one of the biggest attacks since IS defeat.

Mechanic pleads not guilty in airliner sabotage case

Sep. 20, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former American Airlines mechanic who prosecutors say may have some links to terrorists pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sabotaged an aircraft with 150 people aboard. The plea came at a hearing in Miami federal court for Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60. He's charged with...

Iraq's stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

Sep. 20, 2019 5:37 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran's orbit are feeling the heat. Pro-Iranian militias across Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are being targeted, both with economic sanctions and precision airstrikes hitting their...

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Sep. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said...

Despite his tough talk, Trump is leery of foreign conflict

Sep. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A president with few ideological constants, Donald Trump has consistently been leery of getting entangled in overseas military engagements. It's a stance shaped by his belief that wars in places like Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq have drained America's resources at home and its reputation...