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Pakistan arrests 6 for collecting funds for militant groups

May. 25, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say six people have been arrested for allegedly collecting funds for two outlawed militant organizations. Muhammad Ashraf, an official with the Punjabi police's counterterrorism department, said Saturday that the arrests were part of crackdown against terror...

Malawi peacekeeper awarded UN medal for bravery posthumously

May. 24, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres awarded the United Nations' highest medal for bravery on Friday to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire. Guterres called the late Private Chancy Chitete...

India troops kill top Kashmir militant linked to al-Qaida

May. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, officials said on Friday, as authorities restricted internet access and enforced a curfew to prevent anti-India protests. Zakir Musa was killed Thursday evening in a gunfight after...

Central African Republic massacres leave more than 50 dead

May. 23, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — More than 50 people were reportedly killed in an attack by a militia on several villages in the Central African Republic's volatile northwest near the border with Chad, the United Nations said Thursday. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country, known as MINUSMA,...

Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital

May. 22, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye, who was an adviser to the current president. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated...

Libya's Hifter tells Macron no cease-fire without negotiator

May. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter said in a meeting on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron that he cannot work toward a cease-fire because he has no one with whom to negotiate. Hifter opened a military offensive on the Libyan capital of Tripoli in early April despite commitments to...

Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents

May. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria launched an attack on Syrian government forces Tuesday, including with tanks. Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, the head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said the Syrian army was fighting back...

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

May. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization. Dimitris Koufodinas, a hit man for the now defunct November 17 group...

Israel expands Gaza fishing zone, implementing cease-fire

May. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward. COGAT, the Israeli defense body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs, said Tuesday that it had expanded the fishing zone to...

Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in Sinai

May. 21, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its police forces have killed 16 militants in raids in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. An Interior Ministry statement Tuesday says security forces exchanged fire with Islamic militants as they stormed insurgent hideouts in the Mediterranean coastal city of...