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Israel's military will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday. It could rattle the government

Jul. 16, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday said it would begin sending draft notices to Jewish ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday — a step that could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. The announcement followed a landmark Supreme Court order for young...

Russian authorities put Russian opposition leader Navalny's widow on list of 'extremists'

Jul. 11, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Thursday put the widow of deceased Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on a list of “terrorists and extremists,” continuing a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on the opposition. Earlier this week, a Moscow court ordered the arrest of Yulia...

Nigeria claims it has degraded extremists. New suicide bombings suggest they remain potent

Jul. 06, 2024 04:05 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — For the first time since 2020, three female suicide bombers attacked the Nigerian border town of Gwoza, where Boko Haram extremists declared a short-lived caliphate 10 years ago, signaling that the world's longest war on militancy is still ongoing. This...

Erdogan to attend Turkey-Netherlands Euro 2024 quarterfinal amid diplomatic row with host Germany

Jul. 04, 2024 08:29 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to travel to Berlin to attend the 2024 European Championship quarterfinal game between Turkey and the Netherlands, an official said Thursday, after a controversial gesture by a national team player ignited a diplomatic row between...

Turkey summons German ambassador to protest criticism of Demiral's goal celebration at Euro 2024

Jul. 03, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — A controversial gesture made by Turkey player Merih Demiral at soccer's European Championship has ignited a diplomatic brouhaha between the country and host nation Germany. Turkey summoned the German ambassador on Wednesday to protest German interior...

Extremists attack a wedding ceremony in Mali and kill at least 21

Jul. 03, 2024 09:50 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An armed group attacked a wedding ceremony in central Mali and killed at least 21 people, residents said Wednesday, as the West African nation's military rulers struggle to combat growing violence by extremists. The assailants rode on motorcycles into...

Ultra-Orthodox protest against order to enlist in Israeli military turns violent in Jerusalem

Jul. 01, 2024 01:53 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Jewish ultra-Orthodox men clashed with Israeli police in central Jerusalem on Sunday during a protest against a Supreme Court order for them to begin enlisting for military service. The landmark decision last week ordering the government to begin...

President Milei's radical state overhaul officially becomes law after months of debate and protests

Jun. 28, 2024 12:23 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's lower house on Friday approved President Javier Milei's sweeping economic overhaul bills, sealing a much-needed legislative victory for the libertarian leader after six months of bruising battles and raucous protests that had raised questions about his...

A decade after the Islamic State group declared a caliphate, it's defeated but remains lethal

Jun. 28, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A decade after the Islamic State militant group declared its caliphate in large parts of Iraq and Syria, the extremists no longer control any land, have lost many prominent leaders and are mostly out of the world news headlines. Still, the group continues to recruit...

Ultra-Orthodox Jews block highway to protest Israel's new mandatory military service ruling

Jun. 28, 2024 00:52 AM EDT

BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men blocked a major highway in central Israel for two hours on Thursday to protest a recent Supreme Court decision ordering young religious men to enlist for military service. Military service is compulsory for most Jewish...