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Family of 6, including child, wounded in US strike in Syria

Dec. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting an al-Qaida leader in northern Syria wounded a family of six, including a 10-year-old child who suffered serious head injuries, The Associated Press has learned. Ahmad Qassim had picked up his family from his in-laws in northwestern Syria...

Front-runner for S. Carolina university president drops out

Dec. 06, 2021 11:40 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The front-runner in the search for the University of South Carolina's next president has decided not to pursue the job. Mung Chiang, an electrical engineer who serves as the dean of the engineering college at Purdue University, said in a statement through the...

NATO chief says mission creep, corruption hurt Afghan effort

Dec. 01, 2021 12:24 PM EST

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO became a victim of mission creep in Afghanistan as the international community upped its aims from fighting extremists to rebuilding the conflict-torn country over two decades, the military organization’s civilian leader said Wednesday. ...

Aid official: Thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing to Iran

Nov. 10, 2021 16:52 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of Afghan refugees are fleeing the Taliban into neighboring Iran every day and the trend could eventually become a crisis for Europe, a top aid official said Wednesday. Jan Egeland, secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council,...

Max Cleland dies; senator and veteran lost limbs in Vietnam

Nov. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Cleland, who lost three limbs to a hand grenade in Vietnam and later became a groundbreaking Veterans Administration chief and U.S. senator from Georgia until an attack ad questioning his patriotism derailed his reelection, died on Tuesday. He was 79. ...

Today in History

Nov. 07, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2021. There are 54 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 7, 1917, Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich...

Today in History

Oct. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2021. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 29, 2018, a new-generation Boeing jet operated by the Indonesian budget airline Lion...

NATO's Afghan mission hit by 'mission creep,' official says

Oct. 27, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s security operation in Afghanistan became a victim of “mission creep" as the military organization allowed itself to be dragged into helping rebuild the impoverished, conflict-torn country, the official leading a process of drawing lessons from the mission said on...

Lawyer: Guantanamo case should be put on hold at high court

Oct. 26, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee says the Supreme Court should wait to decide a case involving his client until it's clear what the Biden administration will let the man say about his torture abroad by the CIA. The lawyer for Abu Zubaydah told...

US condemns Sudan coup, suspends $700 million in aid

Oct. 25, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday suspended $700 million in financial assistance to Sudan following a coup in the African nation that U.S. officials roundly condemned. The State Department said the full amount of the aid package had been put on...