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Israel announces completion of security barrier around Gaza

Dec. 07, 2021 10:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday announced the completion of an enhanced security barrier around the Gaza Strip designed to prevent militants from sneaking into the country. The 65-kilometer (40-mile) barrier includes radar systems, maritime sensors and a network of underground...

Motorcycle bombing in southern Iraqi city of Basra kills 4

Dec. 07, 2021 08:09 AM EST

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A motorcycle rigged with explosives went off in the center of Iraq's southern city of Basra on Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding four others, according to Iraqi security forces. The blast set ablaze two other vehicles and sent a column of black...

Syria says Israeli warplanes hit Latakia port containers

Dec. 07, 2021 07:00 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli warplanes fired missiles that struck the port of Latakia early on Tuesday, hitting containers and igniting a huge fire, Syrian state media said. It was a rare attack on the city's port, a vital facility where much of Syria's imports are brought into...

Aid group says tribal violence kills 24 in Sudan’s Darfur

Dec. 06, 2021 04:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs killed at least 24 people Sunday in Sudan’s western Darfur region, an aid group said. It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region. The fighting grew out of a financial...

Indian villagers clash with army over mistaken killings

Dec. 05, 2021 09:34 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Angry villagers burned army vehicles in protest after more than a dozen people were killed by soldiers who mistakenly believed some of them were militants in India’s remote northeast region along the border with Myanmar, officials said Sunday. ...

Report: IS attack on Iraqi village leaves 12 dead

Dec. 03, 2021 05:45 AM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An attack by Islamic State militants on a village in northern Iraq killed at least 12 people, including a number of Kurdish forces, Kurdish media reported Friday. The attack took place late Thursday in a village in the Makhmour region, triggering a...

Report: 10 oil workers killed in attack on bus in Syria

Dec. 02, 2021 10:14 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Ten people were killed and one person was injured in an attack on a bus carrying workers in an oil field in Syria’s government-held areas, Syria’s state news agency reported Thursday. No details were offered of the nature of the attack or who...

Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests

Dec. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rights groups said Thursday that Israel failed to investigate shootings that killed more than 200 Palestinians and wounded thousands at violent protests along the Gaza frontier in recent years, strengthening the case for the International Criminal Court to intervene. ...

EXPLAINER: What are Colombia's ex-FARC splinter groups?

Dec. 01, 2021 00:07 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Biden administration revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, five years after the rebel group signed a peace deal with the government. However, it imposed the same designation on two splinter groups that are still...

US lifts terror designation for Colombia's ex-guerrilla army

Nov. 30, 2021 10:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration formally revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia's former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, but newly imposed the designation on commanders and offshoots of the group who have refused to lay down their arms. Lifting of the...