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Airstrikes target Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tensions

Aug. 19, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria said the Turkish convoy was carrying ammunition to rebels who have lost ground this month amid...

US sued over Honduran man's suicide after family separation

Aug. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A new lawsuit blames the Trump administration's family separations for the death by suicide of a Honduran father after being separated from his 3-year-old child. The widow of Marco Antonio Muñoz sued the U.S. government and South Texas' Starr County, which operated the local jail where...

General accused of war abuses named Sri Lanka's army chief

Aug. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Monday appointed a general accused of grave human rights abuses in the final stages of its long civil war as the country's new army chief, a move a top United Nations human rights official said is likely to impact contributions to U.N peacekeeping...

Pakistani PM keeps powerful army chief in place 3 more years

Aug. 19, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister is keeping his powerful army chief in place for another three years, amid heightened tensions with India over Kashmir as well as the end of U.S.-Talban peace talks for neighboring Afghanistan. Imran Khan postponed on Monday the retirement of Gen. Qamar Javed...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ DUTERTE TRIP TO...

Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms

Aug. 18, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife. An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons...

UN blasts Libyan force's strikes on airport west of Tripoli

Aug. 18, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. mission in Libya has condemned airstrikes by the self-styled Libyan National Army on a militia-run airport west of the capital, Tripoli, saying the facility had no military targets. Last week, the Libyan force under commander Khalifa Hiftar said it bombed the Zuwara airport because it...

Top Chinese, North Korean generals meet in Beijing

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Top military leaders from North Korea and China have recommitted themselves to strengthened exchanges between their armed forces during a meeting in Beijing. The meeting Saturday came as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an...

New general in Louisiana National Guard

Aug. 17, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard's newest general is a high school assistant principal and sports coach in daily life. Damian "Keith" Waddell of Lake Charles was promoted to brigadier general Saturday recently at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, according to a news release. His new rank...

The Latest: Sudan army, protesters ink final transition deal

Aug. 17, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Sudan's transition to civilian rule (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Sudan's army and the country's pro-democracy movement have signed a final power-sharing deal at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum. Saturday's agreement paves the way for a transition to civilian rule following the...