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Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran. It would be the first known Israeli airstrike in Iraq...

Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola on 'Apocalypse Now' 40 years later

Aug. 14, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If filmmaking is a war, then "Apocalypse Now" was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo. The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. A typhoon wrecked a major set. Harvey Keitel was replaced by Martin Sheen. Coppola searched desperately for an ending....

Iraq hands over remains of Kuwaitis missing since 1991

Aug. 8, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SAFWAN, Iraq (AP) — Iraq on Thursday handed over to Kuwait the remains of 48 of its citizens who went missing after Saddam Hussein's invasion of the country 28 years ago and subsequent Gulf War. Kuwait says hundreds of people went missing during Iraq's seven-month occupation, and the issue has remained a...

Today in History

Aug. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2019. There are 145 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, announced he would resign the following day. On this date: In 1815, Napoleon...

Judge orders release for Iraqi man after 2-year detention

Jul. 30, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge in Minnesota ruled Tuesday that an Iraqi man who has been in immigration custody for more than two years must be released while he awaits a final order for removal from the U.S. Farass Adnan Ali, 35, of Rochester, entered immigration custody in May 2017 and has been in...

Officials: US putting troops back in Saudi Arabia

Jul. 19, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Iranian military threats in mind, the United States is sending American forces, including fighter aircraft, air defense missiles and likely more than 500 troops, to a Saudi air base that became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by...

Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomat

Jul. 17, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara's consulate and one Iraqi civilian, Turkish officials and Kurdish security forces said. The rare shooting in broad...

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker three days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region. Iranian state media quoted...

Today in History

Jul. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 16, the 197th day of 2019. There are 168 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. On this date: In 1790, a site along the Potomac River was...

Today in History

Jul. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers; the...