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Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Jun. 21, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Blockaded Gaza — a likely focal point of any future U.S.-endorsed...

Afghan official says Taliban kill 8 police

Jun. 21, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban killed eight police in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor of the southern Ghazni province, says six police were killed and four were wounded in an attack on security posts early Thursday. He says at...

Detainees held without charges decry Emiratis' sexual abuses

Jun. 20, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 15 officers who arrived at the prison in southern Yemen hid their faces behind headdresses, but their accents were clearly foreign — from the United Arab Emirates. They lined up the detainees and ordered them to undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of...

ICC prosecutor says UN fails to promote justice in Sudan

Jun. 20, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday of failing to take action against countries that didn't arrest Sudan's president to face charges of genocide in his country's Darfur region. Fatou Bensouda told the council that more than...

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

Jun. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar continued meeting into the...

Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbs

Jun. 20, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield. The National Park Service on Wednesday announced the discoveries at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The park service says it's the first time...

Man sentenced to 15 years for Islamic State-inspired plot

Jun. 20, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Alabama man to 15 years in federal prison for plotting to carry out Islamic State-inspired attacks in the United States. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Aziz Ihab Sayyed of Huntsville must spend the rest of his life on probation following his release. Sayyed...

Yemeni forces claim progress in battle for Hodeida's airport

Jun. 20, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni fighters backed by the United Arab Emirates said they seized the southern runway of the international airport near Yemen's port city of Hodeida, as fighting raged Wednesday between pro-government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed rebels. The coalition...

Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

Jun. 20, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. The Palestinian fire came hours after the Israeli military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in response to...

Gunmen kill police officer's son, uncle in Pakistan

Jun. 20, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on a police officer's car in the Pakistani city of Quetta early Wednesday, killing his young son and uncle, and critically wounding the officer, police said. Officer Abdul Qayum says fellow officer Abdul Samad came under attack while returning home after...