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1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq's capital

Apr. 15, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq's military. The military said the blast in the capital's Sadr City, in the Habibiya neighborhood, was caused by a car laden with...

Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier

Apr. 15, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A rocket attack targeting a Turkish military base in northern Iraq killed one soldier and wounded a child in a nearby village, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that three rockets were launched at the base in...

Saudi university catches fire near Yemen border in attack

Apr. 15, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi university near the country's border with Yemen caught fire early Thursday after the kingdom's air defenses intercepted a barrage of ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones. The interception scattered debris on Jizan University’s...

Drone targets U.S. troops in northern Iraq, no casualties

Apr. 14, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

A drone attack targeted U.S.-led coalition forces near a northern Iraqi airport Wednesday, the Kurdish region's Interior Ministry and coalition officials said. The ministry said the attack targeted coalition forces based near Irbil international airport and caused a fire...

Biden going ahead with big Trump fighter-jet sale to UAE

Apr. 14, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

The Biden administration says it will go ahead with a big Trump administration sale of jet fighters and advanced armed drones to the United Arab Emirates, over objections from Democrats and some others that the Gulf country is fueling conflicts around the Middle East. The...

Wyoming drone fleet to help with investigations, inspections

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Highway Patrol have received $100,000 through a federal grant that will help launch a statewide program that would use drones to assist with investigations. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Erik...

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

Apr. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any efforts by President Joe Biden’s administration to shift U.S. troops out of the region. ...

Suspect in 5 shootings found dead in Nashville hotel room

Apr. 01, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect in the shooting of five people in Tennessee fired shots at U.S. marshals who went to a Nashville hotel to arrest him Thursday before he was found dead inside a room, authorities said. Michael Lynn Tucker, 48, died of an apparent...

Analyst pleads to leaking secrets about drone program

Mar. 31, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter about military drone strikes against al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. The guilty plea from Daniel Hale, 33, of Nashville,...

Yemen rebels hit, set ablaze fuel tank in south Saudi Arabia

Mar. 26, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fuel tank at an oil facility in Saudi Arabia caught fire after being struck in an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said Friday, an attack that came on the sixth anniversary of the kingdom's entry into Yemen's yearslong civil war. ...