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Court won't let Philippines declare Communists as terrorists

Sep. 22, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has dismissed a government petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed guerrilla wing as a terrorist organization in a decision that officials vowed to appeal but was welcomed by activists who have long rejected the...

With support from allied militia, Somalia hunts al-Shabab

Sep. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Militia members in central Somalia have helped kill scores of al-Shabab militants in an ongoing operation against the Islamic extremist rebels that is receiving air support from the United States, Somali authorities said. Suspected Al-Shabab fighters are...

Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine; courts India, China

Sep. 16, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to press his attack on Ukraine despite Ukraine's latest counteroffensive and warned that Moscow could ramp up its strikes on the country's vital infrastructure if Ukrainian forces target facilities in Russia. ...

Gunmen kill 3 soldiers in southern Philippine attack

Sep. 15, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen killed three soldiers in an ambush in the southern Philippines on Thursday in violence that coincided with the president's visit to the region to pledge support for a 2014 peace deal with Muslim rebels that has eased decades of fighting. There...

Queen's reign saw British leave Mideast with a mixed legacy

Sep. 15, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The long reign of Queen Elizabeth II saw large swaths of the world cast off London's rule, but after her death a handful of British-installed monarchies still endure in the Middle East. They have survived decades of war and turmoil and are now...

US returns looted ancient Jewish coin to Israel

Sep. 13, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — American authorities have returned a rare, 2,000-year-old Jewish coin to Israel nearly two decades after it was looted, smuggled and put up for auction in the United States, Israel's antiquities authority announced Tuesday. The quarter shekel silver coin, made in...

'I cannot mourn': Former colonies conflicted over the queen

Sep. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire's former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger. Beyond official condolences...

New Mexico banishes Trump ally from office for insurrection

Sep. 06, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state district court judge on Tuesday disqualified county commissioner and Cowboys for Trump cofounder Couy Griffin from holding public office for engaging in insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The judgment from state District Court...

History's bookends: Putin reversed many Gorbachev reforms

Sep. 01, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One stood for freedom, openness, peace and closer ties with the outside world. The other is jailing critics, muzzling journalists, pushing his country deeper into isolation and waging Europe’s bloodiest conflict since World War II. Such are history’s bookends...

UN experts fault Spain's suspension of Catalonia officials

Aug. 31, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Independent human rights experts working with the United Nations say Spain violated the political rights of members of the Catalan government and parliament by stripping them of their duties prior to any conviction following the illegal independence vote in the region five years...