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Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

Jul. 20, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with global...

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Jul. 20, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the...

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs

Jul. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PRIJEDOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several thousand people attended a funeral service in Bosnia on Saturday for 86 Muslims who were slain by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country's 1992-95 war. Relatives of the victims, religious leaders and others gathered at a soccer stadium near the...

Hifter calls on youth to help with battle for Tripoli

Jul. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army has called on young people in Tripoli to join its offensive to capture the capital from the U.N.- backed government based there amid warnings from the international community of military escalation and targeting of civilians. The LNA, led...

Women, children among 10 dead in airstrikes in Afghanistan

Jul. 20, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least 10 civilians have been killed in separate airstrikes by Afghan security forces in western Badghis province. Ziauddin Akazai, a lawmaker from Badghis, says two other people were wounded in Friday night's attacks in Bala Murghab district. Abdul Aziz...

Serbia's president says Kosovo PM's resignation is a 'trick'

Jul. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The surprise decision by Kosovo's prime minister to step down over a call for questioning from a Hague-based court has been slammed as a "political trick" by Serbia's president. Aleksandar Vucic said Saturday that Ramush Haradinaj's resignation the day before was designed to rally...

Today in History

Jul. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 20, the 201st day of 2019. There are 164 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module. On this...

Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Jul. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The seizing of the British tanker marked perhaps the most significant...

US citizen charged with training Islamic State group members

Jul. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan facing terrorism charges after he became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group once boasted that he supports "the worst terrorist organization in the world," authorities said as they announced his arrest Friday. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov,...

The Latest: US citizen charged with training IS detained

Jul. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who's been charged with terrorism crimes (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group has been detained without bail. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov appeared Friday in...