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Bollinger Shipyards delivers Coast Guard ship a week early

Oct. 25, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport delivered its fifth patrol ship to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida last week, almost a week ahead of schedule despite a three week shutdown after Hurricane Ida. The Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter is...

Syria accuses Israel of attack in the country's south

Oct. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria accused Israel on Monday of carrying out an attack in the country’s south, without offering details. A war monitor said an early morning attack happened in the southern Quneitra province and targeted two government military outposts on...

The Latest: Sudan group says security forces kill 2, 80 hurt

Oct. 25, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

The Sudan Doctors’ Committee says two protesters were killed after security forces fired on crowds that flooded in the streets in the wake of a coup Monday. It says 80 people were wounded. Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government...

Sudan's military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Oct. 25, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister. Thousands of people flooded into the streets to protest the coup that threatens the country’s shaky progress toward democracy. ...

Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

Oct. 25, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, a flash point in the conflict. ...

US envoy: Patience with Iran 'wearing thin' on nuclear talks

Oct. 25, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that diplomatic efforts to get Iran back to nuclear negotiations are at a “critical place” and that international patience with Iranian delays in returning to the talks is “wearing thin.” The U.S. special...

Israeli court orders boy in custody fight returned to Italy

Oct. 25, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court Monday ordered a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy to be returned to his relatives there, who have been locked in a bitter custody battle with family members in Israel. The court ordered Eitan Biran returned...

Lebanese judge charges 68 over deadly clash south of Beirut

Oct. 25, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge has charged 68 people in this month's deadly clash in Beirut that left seven people dead and dozens wounded, the state news agency reported Monday. The clash south of Beirut on Oct. 14 was the worst fighting in the capital in years and...

Israeli settlement plans anger some in governing coalition

Oct. 25, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's plans to advance the construction of thousands of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank have angered the Palestinians and drew criticism Monday from a left-wing member of the country's fragile coalition government. Israel on Sunday...

Wife of jailed Turkish activist says case is 'inexplicable'

Oct. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The wife of a jailed philanthropist at the center of a diplomatic crisis between Turkey and 10 Western nations described her husband’s imprisonment as inexplicable Monday. “There’s no way this situation can be explained either logically or...