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Syrian, Jordanian defense officials discuss border security

Sep. 20, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

AMMAN (AP) — Syria’s defense minister met on Sunday with Jordan's army chief in Amman, the Jordanian capital, after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near Jordan’s border, state media reported. The Hala Akhbar news site, which is linked to Jordan’s...

Report: Iran appoints new air force commander

Sep. 19, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader has appointed a pilot of Russian fighter jets to command the nation's air force, state television reported Sunday. It said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's choice is Air Force Brig. Gen. Hamid Vahedi. ...

After Afghanistan pullout, US seeks NATO basing, intel pacts

Sep. 18, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts this weekend, hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping and...

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

Sep. 17, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday....

Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

Sep. 16, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said Thursday they are now battling their former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad's capital, N'Djamena. The self-styled Libyan army led by...

US flag, sewn at POW camp, settles at Smithsonian

Sep. 11, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Its beginnings were humble, but proud and brave too. An American flag, assembled secretively and at risk in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, was fashioned out of pieces of red blanket, white bedsheets and blue denim dungarees. ...

Centuries-old reprints, letter on display in Annapolis

Sep. 10, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Walking into the Annapolis State House recently became a bit like time travel as several national founding documents from the 18th and 19th centuries were unveiled Thursday night as part of a Founding Freedoms exhibit. Early and immediate...

Ex-Army captain pleads guilty to aiding wife's Army business

Sep. 09, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army captain has pleaded guilty to charges that he helped his wife’s business with military contracts, federal authorities said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a news release that John...

US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Sep. 07, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land. But in the...

Guinea's new junta leaders seek to tighten grip on power

Sep. 06, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's new military leaders sought to tighten their grip on power Monday after overthrowing President Alpha Conde, ordering the soldiers from his presidential guard to now join the junta forces and barring government officials from leaving the country. ...