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Airstrike in Syria rebel area kills 13, including children

Aug. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected Russian airstrike hit a displaced people's gathering in a town in Syria's last rebel enclave Friday, killing at least 13, including a number of children, activists and a war monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike, suspected to have been...

Syrian troops advance in northwest amid intense bombardment

Aug. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces gained more ground from insurgents in the country's northwest on Thursday, edging closer to a major rebel-held town a day after militants shot down a government warplane in the area. The government offensive, which intensified last week, has displaced nearly 100,000 people over...

Myanmar ethnic rebel alliance makes coordinated attacks

Aug. 15, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic rebels in Myanmar staged coordinated attacks Thursday in five locations, including at a military academy outside normal combat areas, where a civilian was killed and a soldier wounded. The Northern Alliance, a coalition of armed groups from the Kokang, Rakhine and Ta-ang, or...

Activists describe life under lockdown in Kashmir as 'grim'

Aug. 14, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — On the eve of India's Independence Day, a team of activists and scholars released a report that paints a bleak picture of Indian-administered Kashmir, challenging official government accounts that life is returning to normal amid an indefinite curfew and communications blackout imposed...

Kashmiri reporter finds fear, chaos in locked-down hometown

Aug. 14, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

BARAMULLA, India (AP) — My car moved within a column of Indian army vehicles and a cloud of dust. On a normal day, it would have been a smooth journey from the airport in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, to my family home in the northern town of Baramulla. But life is very different...

Syrian troops push closer to major rebel-held northwest town

Aug. 14, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces captured five villages in the country's northwest early Wednesday, inching closer to a major rebel-controlled town that was the scene of a deadly 2017 chemical weapons attack and forcing thousands to flee their homes to a safer area farther north, opposition activists...

Inside locked down Kashmir, a reporter finds fear and chaos

Aug. 14, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

BARAMULLA, India (AP) — My car moved within a column of Indian army vehicles and a cloud of dust. On a normal day, it would have been a smooth journey from the airport in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, to my family home in the northern town of Baramulla. But life is very different...

Kashmir's main city a maze of razor wire and steel barriers

Aug. 13, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The main city in the India-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has turned into a vast maze of razor wire coils and steel barricades as drones and helicopters hover overhead. Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers carry automatic rifles and...

Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

Aug. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The blast tore through them, killing 2-year-old Salam and one of her cousins, and incinerated a car nearby with a woman and...

4 opposition lawmakers stripped of immunity in Venezuela

Aug. 12, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Legislators loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday stripped immunity from four opposition lawmakers accused of treason amid a struggle for control of the crisis-stricken nation. The move brings to 18 the number of opposition politicians Maduro's government has...