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Top US diplomat visits Kuwait to boost ties with key ally

Jul. 29, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top diplomat of the United States on Thursday began a visit to Kuwait, where he was set to hold talks with high-ranking officials in the Gulf Arab sheikhdom that has long been a staunch U.S. ally in a turbulent region. U.S....

Israel investigating death of Palestinian boy shot by troops

Jul. 29, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it has launched an investigation into the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who residents say was killed by army fire as he traveled in a car with his father in the southern West Bank. In a statement, the...

Lawyer for Hong Kong protester asks court for shorter term

Jul. 29, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law asked Thursday for no more than 10 years in prison instead of the possible life sentence faced by the former restaurant waiter in a closely watched case as China's ruling Communist Party tries...

N Korea leader pays respect to Chinese war dead at memorial

Jul. 29, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to China's war dead at a Pyongyang memorial and vowed to maintain firm ties with Beijing, state media reported Thursday, as he seeks to bolster relations with his country's main ally amid deepening hardships linked to...

Israeli lawmakers urge Ben & Jerry's to drop settlement ban

Jul. 28, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three-quarters of the members of the Israeli parliament on Wednesday called on Ben & Jerry's to reverse its decision to stop selling ice cream in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem. In a letter to the...

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

Jul. 28, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. "stubborn" in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence, likely signaling more trouble ahead for the negotiations. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali...

US sanctions hit Syria prisons, abusers including opposition

Jul. 28, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday its first sanctions on Syria, targeting prison facilities and officials who run them, as well as armed groups, focusing on human rights abuses. The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury are part of...

Army: Soldier reported MIA during Korean War accounted for

Jul. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Army officer from Massachusetts who was reported missing in action during the Korean War has been accounted for and is coming home for burial, military officials said Wednesday. The remains of 1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, are scheduled to buried at the...

Turkey arrests man behind app linked to 2016 failed coup

Jul. 28, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish-born American believed to be behind a secret messaging application that has been linked to Turkey’s failed 2016 military coup arrived in Istanbul last month where he turned himself in to authorities, the state-run news agency reported Wednesday. ...

Gunmen wound Chinese worker in Pakistan's port city Karachi

Jul. 28, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle fired into a car carrying two Chinese factory workers in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Wednesday, wounding one of them before fleeing the scene, a rescue official and police said. The motive behind the attack...