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The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

Sep. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and are waiting for a "positive response." The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed recent attacks on key Saudi...

Hezbollah tells Saudi Arabia to stop Yemen war

Sep. 20, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Friday called for Saudi Arabia to stop its war in Yemen, or else face more attacks on its soil. In a televised speech, Hassan Nasrallah warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates not to incite war "because your houses are made of...

Iraq's stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

Sep. 20, 2019 5:37 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran's orbit are feeling the heat. Pro-Iranian militias across Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are being targeted, both with economic sanctions and precision airstrikes hitting their...

Syrian state TV: Drone destroyed over Damascus suburb

Sep. 19, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV is reporting that a drone was destroyed over a suburb of the capital, Damascus. The broadcast gave no further details about Thursday night's incident over the suburb of Aqraba. No one claimed responsibility for the sending the drone, but Aqraba is the suburb where an...

ICC pretrial hearing starts in Central African Republic case

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors urged International Criminal Court judges Thursday to put on trial two alleged leaders of a predominantly Christian militia involved in a bitter conflict with Muslim forces in Central African Republic, saying they armed and incited members to attack Muslim...

Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICC

Sep. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army has killed the commander of the Rwandan Hutu militia group FDLR who had been wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, a spokesman said Wednesday. Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura was gunned down overnight in Rutshuru territory in North Kivu province,...

Suicide bomb targets government office in east Afghanistan

Sep. 18, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan attempted to storm a government office in an eastern provincial capital on Monday, with a suicide bombing sparking a running gunbattle with security forces, Afghan officials said. The attack in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, comes a day...

Egypt says police kill 9 suspected militants in Cairo

Sep. 18, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday said police have killed nine suspected members of a militant group with links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in two separate Cairo shootouts, while a rights lawyer said prosecutors have ordered a prominent leftist activist to remain in custody pending an...

10 fighters killed in new, unclaimed strikes in east Syria

Sep. 17, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Unknown aircraft attacked a weapons depot belonging to Iranian-backed paramilitary forces in an eastern town near the Iraqi border early Tuesday, killing at least 10, a Syria war monitor and an Iraqi security official said. The airstrikes took place in Boukamal, in the eastern province of...

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...