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FILE - In this Monday, June 6, 2011, file photo, Greek WWII hero Manolis Glezos, gestures at a peaceful protest outside the German Embassy in Athens. Glezos, a Greek World War II resistance hero who remained active in politics into his nineties, has died in Athens it was reported on Monday, March 30, 2020. He was 97. At age 18, Glezos and a friend and fellow university student climbed up the Acropolis in Athens at night and cut down the Nazi flag. It had been raised one month earlier when the country fell under German occupation in the spring of 1941. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Greek WWII resistance hero Manolis Glezos dies at 97

Mar. 30, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Manolis Glezos, a Greek World War II resistance hero, who remained active in politics into his nineties, has died in Athens. He was 97. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas expressed the government's condolences minutes after Glezos' death was announced Monday. Authorities at a public...

A U.S. Marine Osprey is seen taking off from the U.S. Embassy in Aukar, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The aircraft took off a few hours before a U.S. senator announced that Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury, who had faced decades-old murder and torture charges in Lebanon, was freed from a prison in Lebanon. Lebanese officials alleged that Fakhoury, 57, of Dover, New Hampshire, who had been jailed since September, was responsible for the killings and abuse of prisoners in Lebanon as part of an Israeli-backed militia two decades ago. (AP Photo/Zeina Karam)

Former member of Israel-backed militia killed in Lebanon

Mar. 22, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown assailants shot dead a former member of an Israeli-backed Lebanese militia on Sunday, security officials said. The killing came three days after a jailed Lebanese-American man who belonged to the same militia was released in Beirut and flown to the U.S. Two Lebanese security officials...

FILE - IN this Thursday, March 19, 2020 file photo, a U.S. Marine Osprey is seen taking off from the U.S. Embassy in Aukar, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon. The aircraft took off a few hours before a U.S. senator announced that Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury, who had faced decades-old murder and torture charges in Lebanon, was freed from a prison in Lebanon.  Lebanon's official National News Agency on Friday said Foreign Minister Nasif Hitti sought an explanation from Ambassador Dorothy Shea for the circumstances of Fakhoury's leaving the country.  (AP Photo/Zeina Karam)

Lebanon FM summons US envoy over American being flown out

Mar. 20, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's foreign minister summoned the U.S. ambassador Friday after an American on trial in Beirut was taken out of the country by a U.S. warplane — a move that the powerful militant group Hezbollah called a “blatant violation” of Lebanese sovereignty and laws. The...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to a debate on growing threats from far-right extremism at the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Merkel speech to mark end of WWII occupation of Netherlands

Mar. 5, 2020 11:49 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver a key speech in May to mark the 75th anniversary of the Netherlands' liberation from World War II Nazi occupation. The Dutch government on Thursday announced Merkel's participation in the May 5 liberation event in The Hague. The...

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader shack hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The United States is poised to sign a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed)

AP Explains: US-Taliban deal won't ensure peace for Afghans

Feb. 29, 2020 8:43 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 18 years after the U.S. invasion toppled Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Washington on Saturday signed a peace agreement with the insurgents to end the costly war and bring American troops home. However, it's far from clear what kind of Afghanistan the U.S. occupation will...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers walk by a bombed out cemetery in Agana, Guam. The 1941 Japanese invasion of Guam, which happened on the same December day as the attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, set off years of forced labor, internment, torture, rape and beheadings.  Now, more than 75 years later, thousands of people on Guam, a U.S. territory, are expecting to get long-awaited compensation for their suffering at the hands of imperial Japan during World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)

Guam residents compensated for war atrocities decades later

Feb. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EST

HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion began, setting off bomb blasts, sirens and screams. It ended with her family surrendering their home and...

In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a woman stands next to her home, that was distroyed during cross fire between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces, in Zaitseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.  Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists blamed each other for an outbreak of fighting in the country's rebel-held east on Tuesday. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)

Minister: Ukraine hopes for exchange of about 200 prisoners

Feb. 20, 2020 9:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that Russia remains “blind and deaf” to international appeals to end its occupation of Crimea and key areas in the east of his country, but his government is hoping for another “very, very small step” of a...

FILE - In this July 5, 2016 file photo, shows Amer Fakhoury, owner of Little Lebanon To Go restaurant in Dover, N.H. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, that a judge has postponed the questioning of Fakhoury, a Lebanese-American who confessed to working for Israel during its occupation of Lebanon. The probe was put off for two weeks because Fakhoury is undergoing cancer treatment. Fakhoury was detained after returning to his native Lebanon from the U.S. in September. (John Huff/Foster's Daily Democrat via AP, File)

Probe of Lebanese-American who worked for Israel postponed

Feb. 3, 2020 11:17 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge postponed Monday the questioning of a Lebanese-American who confessed he'd worked for Israel during its occupation of Lebanon, state-run National News Agency reported. The agency said that because Amer Fakhoury is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, the...

In this photo released by the the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), from right to left, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, center, and the organization Secretary General, Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, chair an emergency ministerial meeting in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Feb, 3, 2020. Days after Gulf Arab states expressed their support for President Donald Trump's efforts at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representatives of Muslim-majority nations gathered in Saudi Arabia and rejected the White House's plan as “biased.

Muslim nations reject Trump's Mideast plan in Saudi meeting

Feb. 3, 2020 10:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days after Gulf Arab states expressed their support for President Donald Trump's efforts at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representatives from these same countries and other Muslim nations gathered in Saudi Arabia and rejected the White House's plan as...