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Doctor goes on trial in Germany accused of torture in Syria

Jan. 19, 2022 06:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany began hearing a case Wednesday against a Syrian doctor accused of crimes against humanity for torturing and killing inmates at a government-run prison and two military hospitals in his home country. Federal prosecutors say the doctor, identified as...

Swedes step up military contingency over Russian activity

Jan. 14, 2022 05:57 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A top military chief in Sweden said Friday that there is increased Russian activity in the Baltic Sea which “deviates from the normal picture,” leading the Scandinavian nation’s military to raise its preparedness. "We have decided to reposition our troops. It...

Israel says it took down Iranian spy ring targeting women

Jan. 12, 2022 11:01 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday that it had broken up an Iranian spy ring that recruited Israeli women via social media. The women agreed to photograph sensitive sites, gather intelligence and in at least two cases, to encourage their sons to join Israeli military intelligence. ...

Ex-intel chief confirms Israel's role in Soleimani killing

Dec. 21, 2021 04:51 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former military intelligence chief says the country was involved in the American airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in January 2020. It was the first public acknowledgement of Israel's role in the operation. Soleimani headed the Iranian...

Israel's Bennett makes first official visit to UAE

Dec. 12, 2021 15:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday made a historic trip to the United Arab Emirates, the first visit by an Israeli premier, as part of a blitz of regional diplomacy against the backdrop of struggling nuclear talks with Iran. Israel has watched with...

Saudi activist sues 3 former U.S. officials over hacking

Dec. 09, 2021 14:50 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent Saudi political activist who pushed to end a ban on women driving in her country, is suing three former U.S. intelligence and military officials she says helped hack her cellphone so a foreign government could spy on her before she was...

Danes arrest 4 people for leaking classified intelligence

Dec. 09, 2021 03:57 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish security service said Thursday that it has arrested four people with Denmark's two intelligence agencies on suspicion of “disclosing highly classified information from the intelligence services.” In a brief statement, the domestic Danish...

US orders arms embargo on Cambodia, cites Chinese influence

Dec. 09, 2021 00:11 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. has ordered an arms embargo on Cambodia, citing deepening Chinese military influence, corruption and human rights abuses by the government and armed forces in the Southeast Asian country. The added restrictions on defense-related goods and services, issued...

Lawyers deny spy suspect discussed fleeing to evade arrest

Dec. 08, 2021 20:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a scheme to sell Navy submarine secrets to a foreign government denied Wednesday that she had contemplated fleeing the United States to avoid arrest. Instead, they said, contempt for then-President Donald Trump was...

US journalist freed in Lebanon after call by rights groups

Dec. 08, 2021 13:54 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities freed Wednesday a freelance American journalist who was detained in Beirut last month. The release came just hours after two international human rights groups called her detention arbitrary and demanded that she be set free. Nada Homsi, the...