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Ethiopian leader sobs at service for slain military chief

Jun. 25, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at a service Tuesday for the country's military chief who was assassinated by his bodyguard over the weekend. Abiy's sweeping reforms since his election last year have been threatened by two violent attacks on Saturday in which...

Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested

Jun. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which more than 180 others have been arrested. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was killed on the outskirts of...

Turkish court hands down life sentences in coup trial

Jun. 20, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has sentenced 128 people accused of being among the ringleaders of the failed military coup in 2016, to life terms in prison, according to Turkish media. In total, Haberturk television said 128 people, most of them former military officers, were given life terms for...

Serbian court acquits ex-US Marine citing lack of evidence

Jun. 18, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court on Tuesday acquitted a former U.S. Marine charged with illegal possession and distribution of weapons, saying there was not enough evidence. The case of Daniel Corbett, reportedly a U.S. Navy SEAL reservist, has made headlines in Serbia since he was arrested in a...

Egyptian court sentences 296 to prison on terror charges

Jun. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military court has sentenced 32 people to life in prison on terror charges including plotting to assassinate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The court in Cairo Wednesday said the defendants attempted the president's assassination twice, including when he was on pilgrimage in Saudi...

Trump says he wouldn't allow US to use Kim family as assets

Jun. 11, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would not approve of U.S. intelligence agencies using family members of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as assets, a day after a report that Kim's half brother had traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before being assassinated there in...

Pakistani ex-president arrested in money laundering case

Jun. 10, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's anti-graft body on Monday arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country. The development came hours after a court in Islamabad rejected a request by...

The Latest: Pakistan arrests ex-President Zardari

Jun. 10, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistani politics (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Pakistan's anti-graft body has arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case. Monday's development came hours after...

Pakistan arrests ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, in money laundering case

Jun. 10, 2019 8:18 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan arrests ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, in money laundering case.

Indonesia police allege plot to kill top officials

May. 28, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four top Indonesian officials, including two Cabinet ministers and the national spy chief, were targeted for assassination as part of a plot possibly linked to last week's election riots, police said Tuesday. National police chief Tito Karnavian told reporters that details of the...