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A man reads a newspaper reacting to the news of the assault on U.S Congress, on a street in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Jan. 7, 2021.  News reports show police with gun drawn as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Washington, USA.(AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

World watches US chaos with shock, dismay and some mockery

Jan. 7, 2021 3:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As the world watched American institutions shaken to the core by an angry mob, officials and ordinary citizens wondered: How fragile is democracy, and how much stress could their own political systems withstand? “If it can happen in the U.S., it can happen anywhere,” said Gunjan...

Today in History

Jan. 6, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2021. There are 359 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 6, 2001, with Vice President Al Gore presiding in his capacity as president of the Senate, Congress formally certified George W. Bush the winner of the bitterly...

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Security firms say suspicious object on oil tanker off Iraq

Dec. 31, 2020 1:18 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sailors involved in transferring fuel oil from an Iraqi tanker in the Persian Gulf to another vessel owned by a shipping company traded in the U.S. discovered a “suspicious object” they fear could be a mine, authorities said Thursday. The discovery comes...

Today in History

Dec. 29, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 29, the 364th day of 2020. There are two days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 29, 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them. On this date: ...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, an Iraqi traffic policeman inspects a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, the Trump administration pardoned four military contractors convicted of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in a public square 13 years ago.  (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

Relative of Blackwater victim in Iraq says pardons 'unfair'

Dec. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Faris Fadel had just one word to describe the recent pardoning by the Trump administration of four private security contractors convicted of killing Iraqi civilians — including his brother — in a public square 13 years ago: Unfair. Fadel's brother, Osama Abbas, had been on his...

A view of deserted ruins in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, where the Iraqi army recently moved in to restore federal government control. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. A new agreement aims to bring order to Iraq's northern region of Sinjar, home to the Yazidi religious minority brutalized by the Islamic State group. Since IS's fall, a tangled web of militia forces have run the area, near the Syrian border. Now their flags are coming down, and the Iraqi military has deployed in Sinjar for the first time in nearly 20 years. (AP Photo/Samya Kullab)

In a northern town brutalized by IS, Iraq tests its power

Dec. 24, 2020 6:04 AM EST

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — One by one, the flags belonging to a patchwork of armed forces were lowered in a northern Iraqi town once brutalized by the Islamic State group. The territorial claims symbolized by each were replaced by the fluttering of just one: The Iraqi state’s. The hoisting of the national...

FILE - This combination made from file photo shows Blackwater guards, from left, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten and Paul Slough. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, President Donald Trump pardoned 15 people, including Heard, Liberty, Slatten and Slough, the four former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more a dozen Iraqi civilians dead and caused an international uproar over the use of private security guards in a war zone. (AP Photo/File)

Pardons in killings of Iraqi civilians stir angry response

Dec. 23, 2020 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The courtroom monitors carried the image of a smiling 9-year-old boy as his father pleaded for the punishment of four U.S. government contractors convicted in shootings that killed that child and more than a dozen other Iraqi civilians. “What’s the difference," Mohammad...

Today in History

Dec. 13, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 13, the 348th day of 2020. There are 18 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 2000, Republican George W. Bush claimed the presidency a day after the U.S. Supreme Court shut down further recounts of disputed ballots in Florida; Democrat Al...

File - In this June 2, 2020 file photo, journalist Ruhollah Zam speaks during his trial at the Revolutionary Court, in Tehran, Iran. Iran. Tranian state television and the state-run IRNA news agency say Ruhollah Zam was hanged early Saturday, Dec. 11, 2020, just months after he returned to Tehran under mysterious circumstances. (Ali Shirband/Mizan News Agency via AP, File)

Iran executes exiled journalist who encouraged 2017 protests

Dec. 12, 2020 9:19 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Saturday executed an exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017, a little more than a year after authorities tricked him into traveling to Iraq where he was abducted. Ruhollah Zam, 47, was one of several...

Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Vatican: Pope to visit Iraq in March, pandemic permitting

Dec. 7, 2020 9:10 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage to Iraq in March, pandemic conditions permitting, the Vatican said Monday, in announcing what would be the pontiff's first trip abroad in more than a year. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said Francis will make the March 5-8 visit, with stops in...