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Australia upset at Indonesia reducing Bali bomber's sentence

Aug. 19, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's leader said Friday that it's upsetting Indonesia has further reduced the prison sentence of the bombmaker in the Bali attack that killed 202 people — which could free him within days if he's granted parole. The most recent reduction of Umar...

Police: Death toll in Afghan capital mosque bombing now 21

Aug. 18, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers killed at least 21 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 33 others, eyewitnesses and police said Thursday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for...

Taliban police spokesman in Afghanistan's capital says toll from mosque bombing rises to 21 people killed, 33 wounded

Aug. 18, 2022 02:58 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban police spokesman in Afghanistan's capital says toll from mosque bombing rises to 21 people killed, 33 wounded.

Bombing at Kabul mosque kills 10, including prominent cleric

Aug. 18, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27, an eyewitness and police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the...

Blasts in Crimea underscore Russian forces' vulnerability

Aug. 17, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A spate of explosions and fires has turned Russian-occupied Crimea from a secure rear base into a new battleground in the war, demonstrating both the Russians' vulnerability and the Ukrainians' capacity to strike deep behind enemy lines. Nine Russian warplanes...

Thailand's restive south hit by wave of arson and bombings

Aug. 17, 2022 04:20 AM EDT

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A wave of arson and bombing attacks overnight hit Thailand’s southernmost provinces, which for almost two decades have been the scene of an active Muslim separatist insurgency, officials said Wednesday. At least 17 attacks occurred Tuesday night in...

Colombia and ELN rebels begin moving to restart peace talks

Aug. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's new government and members of the nation's last guerrilla group took steps Friday toward restarting peace talks that were suspended three years ago in Cuba. After a meeting between representatives of both sides in Havana, Colombia's national peace...

Saudi Arabia says wanted man blows himself up during arrest

Aug. 12, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man wanted by security officials in Saudi Arabia killed himself with an explosive belt to avoid arrest, wounding four others in the blast, the kingdom said Friday. The state-run Saudi Press Agency, citing the Saudi State Security Presidency,...

Taliban say bombing kills prominent Afghan cleric in Kabul

Aug. 11, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bombing killed a prominent Taliban cleric on Thursday at his religious center in the Afghan capital of Kabul, authorities said, the latest attack to strike the country in the year since the former insurgents seized power. Officials identified the cleric as...

15 soldiers killed by roadside bombs in north Burkina Faso

Aug. 10, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 15 soldiers were killed in northern Burkina Faso when their vehicles hit land mines, including a rescue team that hit a second explosive device when they were rushing to help, the army said. The explosions took place in the Bam area of the...