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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 1995, file, photo, Eitan Haber, center, announces outside the death of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was gunned down by a Jewish extremist following a rally in Tel Aviv. Haber, a former journalist and adviser to Rabin,  died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. He was 80. (AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky, File)

Eitan Haber, trusted aide to Yitzhak Rabin, dies at 80

Oct. 7, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eitan Haber, a former journalist and adviser to Yitzhak Rabin who tearfully announced the death of the assassinated Israeli prime minister in 1995, died Wednesday. He was 80. Yediot Ahronot, the Israeli newspaper where Haber spent much of his career, said he died from cancer. Haber...

FILE - In this June 10, 2019 file photo, former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari leaves the High Court building, in Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, a Pakistani court charged Zardari in two corruption cases, escalating the legal challenges facing the now leading opposition lawmaker and widower of assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The development came as Zardari’s party and a key anti-government ally were preparing for a massive rally against Prime Minister Imran Khan later this month. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

Pakistan officially charges ex-president Zardari for graft

Oct. 5, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court Monday officially charged former President Asif Ali Zardari in two corruption cases, escalating the legal challenges facing the now leading opposition lawmaker and widower of assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The development came as Zardari's...

Kosovo: Woman faces terror charges over call for revenge

Sep. 30, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors on Wednesday charged a local woman with inciting terrorism for allegedly posting on social media that unspecified “revenge” should follow the U.S. killing of two Iranian military officials. A statement from the prosecutors' office said that in...

This photo shows a general view of the Peace Bridge, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Buffalo N.Y.  Pascale Ferrier, a Canadian woman accused of mailing a package containing the poison ricin to the White House, was taken into custody Sunday, Sept. 20 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges Tuesday in Buffalo, New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over Trump ricin letter

Sep. 29, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — A woman charged with making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House was ordered held without bail Monday by a judge in Buffalo who cited “a very strong case" against her based on an indictment in Washington, D.C. Pascale Ferrier,...

A handout photo published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on his instagram account on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that a “complete recovery” from the nerve agent is possible, the facility said Wednesday Sept. 23. (Navalny instagram via AP)

Russian dissident Navalny recovering faster than expected

Sep. 27, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is recovering from the suspected assassination attempt last month faster than expected, one of his aides said Sunday. Navalny, who collapsed on a plane from Siberia to Moscow on Aug. 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, was discharged last week...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Hinckley, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan may soon get the most freedom he's had since since the shooting outside a Washington hotel in 1981. A lawyer for Hinckley Jr. and U.S. attorneys are discussing a possible agreement that would substantially reduce the conditions of Hinckley's release from a mental hospital in 2016, according to federal court hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Restrictions may be loosened even further for John Hinckley

Sep. 23, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan may soon get the most freedom he's had since since the shooting outside a Washington hotel in 1981. A lawyer for John Hinckley Jr. is discussing a possible agreement with U.S. attorneys that would substantially reduce conditions imposed on him after his...

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a pro-government rally, in Tehran, Iran. The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard’s website on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.” U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.  (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general

Sep. 19, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard's website quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for...

Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, waves as he boards his plane at Kabul International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Officials on both sides of Afghanistan's protracted conflict say efforts are ramping up for the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, a critical next step to a U.S. negotiated peace deal with the Taliban. (Sapidar Palace via AP)

Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be 'contentious'

Sep. 11, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Friday the much anticipated negotiations between Afghanistan’s warring parties are likely to be “contentious” but stressed that they are the only way forward if Afghans are to find peace after decades of conflict. Pompeo made...

FILE - In this Oct. 24,1983 file photo, rescuers continue to probe the wreckage of the U.S. Marine barracks a day after a suicide truck bomb near Beirut airport, Lebanon. It was a century ago on Sept. 1, 1920, that a French general, Henri Gouraud, stood on the porch of the French residence in Beirut surrounded by local politicians and religious leaders and declared the State of Greater Lebanon - the precursor to the modern state of Lebanon. (AP Photo/Zouki, File)

Turning 100: Lebanon, a nation branded by upheaval, crises

Aug. 31, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a century ago on Sept. 1, 1920, that a French general, Henri Gouraud, stood on the porch of a Beirut palace surrounded by local politicians and religious leaders and declared the State of Greater Lebanon — the precursor of the modern state of Lebanon. The current French...

Lebanese media: Sectarian clashes near Beirut leave 2 dead

Aug. 27, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes broke out Thursday night between rival gunmen at the southern entrance of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, leaving two people dead and three wounded, state-run National News Agency reported. It was not immediately clear what triggered the violence but local media said the fighting began...