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Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Aug. 18, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul's strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan...

Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward."...

Myanmar ethnic rebel alliance makes coordinated attacks

Aug. 15, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic rebels in Myanmar staged coordinated attacks Thursday in five locations, including at a military academy outside normal combat areas, where a civilian was killed and a soldier wounded. The Northern Alliance, a coalition of armed groups from the Kokang, Rakhine and Ta-ang, or...

The Latest: Pakistan-controlled Kashmir leader dismisses LOC

Aug. 14, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on India's decision to downgrade Kashmir's status (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The leader of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir says his government will no longer recognize a decades-old border after India stripped the portion of the disputed Himalayan region it...

Libya officials: Fighting around Tripoli resumes, truce over

Aug. 13, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Fighting around Tripoli resumed overnight, following a two-day truce observed during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Libyan officials said Tuesday. The two-day cease-fire — proposed by the U.N. — was the first since the self-styled Libyan National Army led by commander...

UN: Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside mall in Libya

Aug. 10, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

BENGHZI, Libya (AP) — A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire...

Security officials: Yemeni separatists control city of Aden

Aug. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni separatists have wrested control of the port city of Aden — and the grounds of the presidential palace — from forces loyal to the internationally backed government, security officials said Saturday. The separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates had been...

Israeli army kills 4 militants trying to cross Gaza fence

Aug. 10, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed four Palestinian militants who attempted to cross through the perimeter fence from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, and in the West Bank arrested members of a Palestinian cell suspected in the killing of an off-duty soldier this week. The army said in a...

The Latest: Israel says suspects in soldier's death arrested

Aug. 10, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on violence at the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence (all times local): 9 p.m. The Israeli military says it has arrested Palestinians suspected of involvement in the killing of an off-duty Israeli soldier in the West Bank this week. The army said in a statement Saturday...

Russia: If 'terrorists' adhere to cease-fire it will happen

Aug. 9, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says the moment "terrorists" adhere to a cessation of hostilities in Syria's northwestern Idlib province is when there will actually be another cease-fire. Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyansky told reporters Friday the Syrian army observed the...