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ADDS NAME OF GRANDSON OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT AS OMAR ALAA MUBARAK -- Dignitaries and family members attend the funeral of former President Hosni Mubarak, at Tantawi Mosque, in eastern Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Egypt is holding a full-honors military funeral for Mubarak who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. The 91-year-old Mubarak died on Tuesday at a Cairo military hospital from heart and kidney complications. In front row from left, is former interim President Adly Mansour, current President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, Military Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid Hegazy, sons of the former president Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, a grandson of the former president Omar Alaa Mubarak, and former Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam)

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

Feb. 26, 2020 9:24 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt held a full-honors military funeral Wednesday for the country's former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for decades before he was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that swept much of the region. The funeral, replete with cannon fire and a horse-drawn carriage carrying...

Ethiopia skips latest US talks with Egypt over dam dispute

Feb. 26, 2020 8:50 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia will skip the latest round of U.S.-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan, the country’s water ministry announced Wednesday. A final deal on the massive Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had been expected this month, but U.S....

Activists from different organizations hold banners calling for peace and communal harmony following violence in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. At least 20 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Death toll rises to 22 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

Feb. 26, 2020 8:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 22 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. Violence between...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018 file photo, Jared Kushner, left, and Jason Greenblatt, right, listen as American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, at United Nations headquarters. A leading Israeli venture capital firm said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that it's hired Greenblatt, a Trump administration's former Mideast envoy, as a business developer for the region. OurCrowd said the former attorney for Donald Trump will be acting as a partner responsible for “building ties with the Middle East region.” Greenblatt was the architect of Trump's recently unveiled Mideast plan that largely favored Israel. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Ex-Trump Mideast envoy joins Israeli venture capital firm

Feb. 26, 2020 7:11 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israeli venture capital firm said Wednesday it has hired the Trump administration's former Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt as a business developer for the region. OurCrowd said the former attorney for Donald Trump will be acting as a partner responsible for “building ties...

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Israeli foreign minister slams Sanders 'horrifying comment'

Feb. 26, 2020 7:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister denounced Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for what he called his “horrifying comment" about Jerusalem, saying that those who support Israel would not back Sanders' presidential candidacy after such remarks. At a contentious Democratic...

FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Vladislav Surkov, deputy prime minister in charge of economic modernization, during a visit in Kurgan, Russia. A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east. Vladislav Surkov, who lost his job as Putin's adviser on Ukraine earlier this month, said in remarks published Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 that he stepped down because of a shift in the Kremlin course on the Ukrainian conflict. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

Feb. 26, 2020 6:41 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east. Vladislav Surkov, who lost his job as Putin's adviser on Ukraine earlier this month, said in remarks published Wednesday that he stepped...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Tripoli government forces clash with forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, south of the capital Tripoli, Libya. Two Libyan militia commanders and a Syrian war monitor group say Turkey is deploying Syrian extremists to fight in Libya's civil war. These extremists are affiliated with groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. They're fighting as mercenaries on behalf of the United Nations-supported government in Libya. The Libyan sources told The Associated Press that Turkey has airlifted more than 2,500 foreign fighters into Tripoli, and that “dozens” are extremist-affiliated. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed, File)

UN: Rival Libyan politicians meet for peace talks in Geneva

Feb. 26, 2020 6:22 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Rival Libyan politicians met on Wednesday for U.N.-sponsored political talks in Geneva aimed at ending the latest round of fighting over the country's capital, Tripoli. The resumption of political negotiations, one of three ongoing U.N.-mediated diplomatic tracks, followed an agreement this...

Israel's President Reuvin Rivlin, left, and Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison meet at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Rivlin and Morrison discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of Australian school girls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader's visit. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle

Feb. 26, 2020 6:08 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister and Israel’s president on Wednesday discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of dozens of Australian schoolgirls has cast a shadow over the Israeli leader’s visit. Prime Minister Scott...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

FILE - In this June 18, 2016, file photo, a picture of missing bookseller Gui Minhai is shown on a placard beside freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, as the protesters are marching to the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong. A court in eastern China announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, that it has sentenced Gui, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

Feb. 25, 2020 10:05 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China has sentenced a Swedish seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing’s hard line toward its critics. Gui Minhai first...