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Fighting rages after Syria rebels retake northwest village

May. 22, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters said Wednesday they recaptured a village on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria that had been seized two weeks earlier by government forces in an offensive that wrecked a months-old cease-fire in the densely populated area. State TV Al-Ikhbariya later...

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say a man sought to aid a terrorist organization and threatened to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march and bomb Trump Tower in New York. Twenty-year-old Jonathan Xie (SHEE) is charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

Iranian lawmaker says his country doesn't want war with US

May. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The reported comments by Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh...

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh to be released

May. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh's release, slated for...

6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May. 22, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of...

Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital

May. 22, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least nine people, including Somalia's former foreign minister, near the presidential palace in the capital on Wednesday, police said. Former foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye, who was an advisor to the current...

Man who threatened mass shooting is serial online harasser

May. 22, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

Afghan official: Taliban bombs kill 2 police, 2 civilians

May. 22, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A confrontation between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters Wednesday in eastern Ghazni province left two members of the security forces and two civilian passers-by dead, provincial officials said. The Taliban were driving in a stolen Humvee packed with explosives that detonated as...

Egypt refers 6 death sentences to religious authority

May. 22, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has referred the case of six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of terrorism to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, for a non-binding opinion on their execution. The Cairo Criminal Court said Wednesday the six were found guilty of killing three people,...

Libya's Hifter meets French leader Macron amid fighting

May. 22, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter was in Paris Wednesday for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron amid growing international concern about his weeks-long offensive to take Libya's capital, Tripoli. The closed-door meeting comes two weeks after Macron hosted Libya's struggling...