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US intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces for rights abuses

Aug. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Myanmar security forces have engaged in ethnic cleansing,...

A look at major attacks in Pakistan claimed by IS militants

Aug. 17, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Counterterrorism officials in Pakistan say the fight against the Islamic State group is the country's newest and deadliest front in the decades-old war on terror. Headquartered next door in Afghanistan, the IS affiliate has claimed responsibility for some of the deadliest attacks in...

Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in Kabul

Aug. 16, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan's Shiites mourned their dead and held funeral services Thursday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the horrific suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted a Shiite neighborhood the previous day, killing 34 students. Grieving families gathered to bury...

The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is 'war crime'

Aug. 16, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a deadly suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul (all times local): 5 p.m. Amnesty International says the suicide attack on Shiites in Kabul the day before that killed 34 students is a "war crime." Thursday's statement from the...

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

Aug. 15, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on...

The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

Aug. 15, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the U.N. children's agency says children continue to be hardest hit in the growing violence across Afghanistan and is calling the latest attack on a Shiite class in Kabul which killed or critically...

Afghanistan's Health Ministry says the death toll from the suicide bombing in a Shiite area in Kabul has risen to 48

Aug. 15, 2018 10:29 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Health Ministry says the death toll from the suicide bombing in a Shiite area in Kabul has risen to 48.

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite neighborhood rises to 25

Aug. 15, 2018 8:57 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman: Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing that targeted a Shiite neighborhood rises to 25.

Abbot's murder in desert monastery shocks Egypt's Christians

Aug. 14, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — It reads like a murder mystery set in an exotic locale: an abbot found dead in a desert monastery; a monk defrocked and arrested; another held by police and hospitalized after trying to kill himself — or did his fellow monks stage a revenge attack? The killing of Bishop Epiphanius, who...

Church gunman's wife says he bound her to bed before deaths

Aug. 12, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The wife of the man who opened fire at a Texas church last November , killing more than two dozen people before killing himself, says he tied her to their bed before leaving for the shooting. In a series of interviews with the San Antonio Express-News , Danielle Kelley said her husband,...