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Saudi Arabia reports soldier killed near border with Yemen

Aug. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says a soldier was killed near the country's southern border with Yemen, where the kingdom has been at war against Houthi rebels for four and a half years. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported the death on Monday, providing his name and his rank as a sergeant,...

Pakistan officials say roadside bomb kills 2 soldiers

Aug. 17, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a roadside bomb attack has killed two army soldiers in the country's northwest. The officials say the planted bomb exploded Saturday afternoon when a security forces vehicle was patrolling in Ladha area of South Waziristan. The...

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Aug. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government...

Iraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts

Aug. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Thursday banned unauthorized flights and ordered all military camps and munitions warehouses to be moved outside Iraqi cities following a massive explosion at a munitions depot southwest of Baghdad that killed one civilian and wounded 13 earlier this week. The exact cause of Monday...

India's Modi defends Kashmir policy amid clash with Pakistan

Aug. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used an Independence Day speech to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of its special status as about 7 million residents of the disputed region endured an unprecedented security lockdown and communications blackout for an 11th day....

The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on disputed Kashmir (all times local): 9 p.m. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a rare meeting on Kashmir in response to requests by China and Pakistan following India's revocation of the region's special constitutional status and downgrading of its statehood to a...

Myanmar ethnic rebel alliance makes coordinated attacks

Aug. 15, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic rebels in Myanmar staged coordinated attacks Thursday in five locations, including at a military academy outside normal combat areas, where a civilian was killed and a soldier wounded. The Northern Alliance, a coalition of armed groups from the Kokang, Rakhine and Ta-ang, or...

Mourners at Chicago funeral remember soldier slain overseas

Aug. 14, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral for a 24-year-old soldier from Chicago who was killed in Afghanistan just weeks into his first overseas tour. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker were among those who streamed past Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance's open casket...

Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

Aug. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The blast tore through them, killing 2-year-old Salam and one of her cousins, and incinerated a car nearby with a woman and...

US military says Marine from Colorado has died in Iraq

Aug. 11, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials have identified a Marine who died Saturday in Iraq as 35-year-old Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer of Mancos, Colorado. In a statement Sunday, the Pentagon says Koppenhafer died after being engaged by enemy small-arms fire while conducting combat operations. In an...