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Egypt says officer, 4 troops killed in fighting in Sinai

May. 11, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Fighting on Wednesday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula left an officer and four troops dead, the military said, just days after an attack there killed 11 forces. In a statement, the military's spokesman said the forces had been killed during a clash with militants, and that...

Embattled Israeli leader vows to keep government afloat

May. 09, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's embattled prime minister on Monday vowed to continue to lead the country as his shaky government limped into the opening of parliament's summer session on the verge of collapse. Less than a year after taking office, Naftali Bennett has lost his...

Israeli minister: Parties trying to keep coalition afloat

Apr. 25, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A key partner in Israel's governing coalition said Monday that all the factions are working to try and keep the fragile coalition afloat, less than a year after it was sworn into office. The coalition has come under threat by internal squabbles and escalating violence with the...

Bangladeshis protest Sweden far-right unrest, Al-Aqsa clash

Apr. 22, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of members of an Islamist group rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to protest recent violence in Sweden involving an anti-Muslim far-right group and fresh clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. Protesters from the conservative Islami...

Nigeria says armed gangs in north are working with militants

Apr. 13, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Armed gangs attacking remote communities in Nigeria’s troubled northwest are now working with extremist rebels who have waged a decade-long insurgency in the country's northeast, a top government official said Wednesday. The gunmen and the Islamist rebels...

Israel government loses majority as religious lawmaker quits

Apr. 06, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A lawmaker quit Israel’s ruling coalition on Wednesday after a dispute over religious observance during the Passover holiday, throwing the fragile alliance into disarray without a majority in parliament and raising the prospect of a new round of elections. ...

Sweden convicts woman for recruiting son to fight in Syria

Mar. 04, 2022 07:38 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A 49-year-old woman from Sweden was convicted Friday of serious violation of international law and a war crime for not preventing her 12-year-old son from being recruited as a child soldier on behalf of the Islamic State group in Syria. The Stockholm District Court...

As Kuwait cracks down, a battle erupts over women's rights

Feb. 21, 2022 01:48 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — It all started over yoga. When an instructor in Kuwait this month advertised a desert wellness yoga retreat, conservatives declared it an assault on Islam. Lawmakers and clerics thundered about the “danger” and depravity of women doing the lotus position and...