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Occupied Ukraine holds Kremlin-staged vote on joining Russia

Sep. 23, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned it as a rigged election whose...

Ukraine's military claims downing Iran drone used by Russia

Sep. 14, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military claimed Tuesday for the first time that it encountered an Iranian-supplied suicide drone used by Russia on the battlefield, showing the deepening ties between Moscow and Tehran as the Islamic Republic's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the...

Armenia, Azerbaijan report 99 troops killed in border clash

Sep. 13, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan killed about 100 troops Tuesday as attacks on both sides fed fears of broader hostilities breaking out between the longtime adversaries. Armenia said at least 49 of its soldiers were killed; Azerbaijan...

Ethiopia's economy struggles as war reignites in Tigray

Sep. 13, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Once home to one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, Ethiopia is struggling as the war in its Tigray region has reignited and weary citizens far from the front are pleading for peace. Ethiopians are experiencing the highest inflation in a decade, foreign...

US B-52 bombers fly over Middle East amid tensions with Iran

Sep. 05, 2022 03:55 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States military said Monday it flew a pair of nuclear-capable B-52 long-distance bombers over the Middle East in a show of force, the latest such mission in the region as tensions remain high between Washington and Tehran. The bombers...

Iran briefly seizes 2 US sea drones in Red Sea amid tensions

Sep. 03, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's navy seized two American sea drones in the Red Sea before letting them go Friday as U.S. warships neared, officials said, in the latest maritime incident involving the Navy's new drone fleet in the Mideast. Iranian state television aired...

US OKs $1B arms sale to Taiwan as tensions rise with China

Sep. 02, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced a more than $1 billion arms sale to Taiwan as U.S.-China tensions escalate over the status of the island. The $1.09 billion sale includes $355 million for Harpoon air-to-sea missiles and $85 million for Sidewinder...

US Navy says Iran seizes American sea drone in second-such incident in recent days; Tehran says its navy let 2 drones go

Sep. 02, 2022 08:57 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US Navy says Iran seizes American sea drone in second-such incident in recent days; Tehran says its navy let 2 drones go.

Taiwanese troops shoot down drone over island outpost

Sep. 01, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s military said it shot down a drone hovering over one of its island outposts just off the Chinese coast on Thursday amid a spike in tensions with Beijing. The Kinmen Defense Command said the drone entered restricted airspace over Shiyu island just...

Taiwan forces fire at drones flying over island near China

Aug. 31, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

Taiwan’s military fired warning shots at drones from China flying over its outposts just off the Chinese coastline, underscoring heightened tensions and the self-ruled island's resolve to respond to new provocations. Taiwan's forces said in a statement that troops took the action...