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Pakistani rescue workers and volunteers help to remove victims at the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The powerful bomb killed a few people and wounded dozen others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province local police said, when it struck an Islamist rally in the regional capital. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Suicide bomber in SW Pakistan kills 8 at Islamist rally

Feb. 17, 2020 9:19 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing killed eight people and wounded 16 others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Monday, local police said, when it struck an Islamist rally in the regional capital. Police said the blast went off near Quetta's press club, where dozens of supporters...

Masked Hamas militants wave their green flags during a protest against the Mideast plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, after the Friday prayer at the main road in Gaza City, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Arabic on the headband reads

Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to 'seduce' soldiers

Feb. 16, 2020 5:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading them into downloading malware. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the...

Masked Hamas militants wave their green flags during a protest against the Mideast plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, after the Friday prayer at the main road in Gaza City, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Arabic on the headband reads

Israeli military says 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Feb. 15, 2020 2:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said two rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The rockets set off warning sirens in nearby Israeli communities but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired a number of rockets and...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, Philippine Navy commandos aboard a gunboat patrol the periphery of Lake Lanao as smoke rises from the

AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn't save the Philippines from IS

Feb. 14, 2020 1:18 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump contended this week that the United States saved the entire Philippines from Islamic State terrorism. His assertion vastly overstated both the threat IS posed to the country and what the U.S. did about it. His statement, the facts and the backstory:...

Gunmen kill at least 21 in central Mali village

Feb. 14, 2020 12:49 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 21 people early Friday in central Mali in a village that suffered a massive attack last year, the government said. The gunmen attacked the village of Ogossagou in the Bankass circle in the central Mopti region, the government said. The attackers burned homes and...

Syria says defenses engaged 'hostile targets' over capital

Feb. 13, 2020 6:08 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s air defenses engaged “hostile targets” over the capital of Damascus, state-run media said late Thursday. Residents reported loud explosions that rocked the city shortly before midnight. State news agency SANA quoted reports saying Syrian air defenses...

Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)

UN says 140,000 displaced in 3 days amid Syrian offensive

Feb. 13, 2020 2:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Over 140,000 Syrians have been displaced in the last three days alone by violence in the country's northwest, bringing the total of those uprooted in a Syrian government offensive against the last opposition stronghold to over 800,000, the United Nations said Thursday. The U.N. said at least...

In this frame grab from video, Russian, Syrian and others gather next to an American military convoy stuck in the village of Khirbet Ammu, east of Qamishli city, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Syrian media and activists say a Syrian was killed and another wounded in a rare clash between American troops and a group of government supporters in northeast Syria. (AP Photo)

US troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

Feb. 12, 2020 2:25 PM EST

DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian was killed and another was wounded when government supporters attacked American troops and tried to block their way as their convoy drove through an army checkpoint in northeastern Syria, prompting a rare clash, state media and activists reported. The U.S. military said its force...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, Hafiz Saeed, founder of Pakistani religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa addresses an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, a Pakistani court sentenced Saeed, a radical cleric wanted by Washington and New Delhi for his  role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, and four of his associates to five and half years each in jail on terror financing. According to a government and defense lawyer, Wednesday's verdict was announced in the presence of Hafiz Saeed and the four other suspects. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)

Pakistan jails cleric wanted by US, India for Mumbai attacks

Feb. 12, 2020 7:19 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday handed down a five-year prison term to a radical cleric for terrorism financing. Hafiz Saaed is wanted by Washington and New Delhi for his alleged role in the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people in neighboring India. The U.S. put a $10...

National army soldiers stand guard at the site of suicide attack near the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital on Tuesday killed at least six people, including two civilians and four military personnel, the Interior Ministry said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement

Feb. 12, 2020 3:08 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have issued an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a U.S. peace envoy, demanding a reply on their offer of a seven-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan, or they would walk away from the negotiating table, two Taliban officials said Wednesday. A reduction in...