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US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

Nov. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified officer had maintained links with foreign extremist groups with the aim of coordinating future attacks. The official spoke on...

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

Nov. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran’s military capabilities. The...

Reports: Iran downs 'unknown' drone over Persian Gulf port

Nov. 8, 2019 10:55 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's air defense force has shot down an "unknown" drone in the country's southwest, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. The agency said that Iranian air defense forces hit the drone in the early morning at the port city of Mahshahr, which is in the oil-rich Khuzestan...

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

Nov. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency said Thursday that a hospital it runs in western Yemen was damaged in a recent attack. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the drone and missile attack that targeted buildings near the hospital, causing huge explosions that...

Yemeni officials: Rebels missile, drone attack kills 8

Nov. 6, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels staged missile and drone attacks Wednesday on forces allied with the country's internationally recognized government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said. Wadah Dobish, a spokesman...

AP Analysis: Iran, US still captive to 1979 hostage crisis

Nov. 3, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

The 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran may have ended after 444 days, but both America and Iran still remain captive to a crisis that began 40 years ago. While those held hostage at the embassy ultimately would be released, Iran to this day holds dual nationals and those with Western ties as bargaining chips...

Yemeni rebels claim they shot down a US-made drone

Nov. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a U.S.-made drone Friday along the border with Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by the group's spokesman. The Shiite rebels, who overran Yemen's northern parts and the capital Sanaa in 2014, have been fighting a Saudi-led and U.S.-backed...

The Latest: Joint Turkey-Russia patrols start in Syrian area

Nov. 1, 2019 5:30 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Turkey and Russia have launched their first joint patrol in northeastern Syria as part of a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following...

Israeli drone comes under fire over Lebanon

Oct. 31, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that one of its drones came under fire in Lebanese airspace. In a statement, the army said an anti-aircraft missile was "launched over Lebanese territory" toward the drone, but the aircraft was not hit. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said a...

Israeli military intercepts drone over Gaza

Oct. 29, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft flying at "an unusual altitude" over the Gaza Strip. The army said Tuesday that Israeli fighter jets were scrambled to intercept the drone. The military declined further comment on the incident. Gaza's ruling Islamic militant...