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Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack

Jan. 22, 2019 10:45 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of people killed in a brazen Taliban attack on a military base were members of Afghanistan's intelligence agency, officials said Tuesday, in a severe blow to the government that already has lost control of nearly half of the country to the insurgents. At least 45 people...

6 Kosovars jailed for joining terror groups

Jan. 22, 2019 10:45 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A Kosovo court on Tuesday convicted a man for participating in terror groups in Syria and jailed him for five years. The Pristina court said the man, identified only as M.D., went to Turkey with his wife and son in March 2013 and later crossed into neighboring Syria to join fighters...

Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeastern Syria

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the...

AP PHOTOS: Slain journalist captured Libya's turmoil

Jan. 21, 2019 3:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Ben Khalifa's work as a photographer and video journalist captured the tragedy of refugee corpses washing ashore on Libya's coastline. In urban centers, he documented ferocious militia warfare. In one photo, a wave rolls gently over the arm of a dead refugee. In another, a love letter...

Colombia pressures Cuba to turn over ELN rebel leaders

Jan. 21, 2019 3:12 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia is pressuring Cuba to turn over leaders of the South American nation's last remaining rebel group who had been on the island for peace talks that have been stifled by the bombing of a police academy that left 21 dead. The National Liberation Army claimed responsibility...

Taliban attack Afghan military base, killing 12

Jan. 21, 2019 1:21 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in a province just outside the Afghan capital on Monday killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 30, officials said. Salem Asgherkhail, head of the area's public health department, said most of those killed in...

The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on more Syrian businessmen

Jan. 21, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The European Union is adding 11 businessmen and five companies to its list of Syrians under sanctions for backing President Bashar Assad's government. EU foreign ministers imposed travel bans and asset freezes on them, saying...

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists kill 10 UN peacekeepers in Mali

Jan. 20, 2019 3:26 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked jihadists carried out one of the deadliest attacks on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in months, killing 10 peacekeepers and wounding at least 25 in northern Mali, the U.N. said Sunday. All of the peacekeepers killed in the assault on their camp in Aguelhoc were...

Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb

Jan. 20, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded. Amid heavy security and loud chants of "Down with the terrorists!" and "No more violence," the...

Pope prays for peace in Colombia after police academy attack

Jan. 20, 2019 6:40 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for peace in Colombia after the Bogota bombing at a police academy. Francis told faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday that he wanted to assure the Colombian people of his closeness after the "grave terrorist attack" on Jan. 17 that claimed 21 lives. He said he...