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Kashmiri Muslim protesters clash with Indian government forces during the fourth phase of local elections in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. India says the polls are a vital grass roots exercise to boost development and address civic issues. Political separatist leaders and armed rebel groups who challenge India's sovereignty over Kashmir have called for a boycott, saying the polls are an illegitimate exercise under military occupation. Authorities have deployed more than 40,000 additional soldiers in what is already one of world's most heavily militarised regions to guard the voting for urban and village councils. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
October 17, 2018 - 4:18 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of disputed Kashmir on Wednesday after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two suspected rebels, a civilian and a counterinsurgency police official, residents and police said. The...
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October 16, 2018 - 11:18 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard's...
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October 16, 2018 - 10:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. Africa Command said Friday's airstrike occurred near the community of Harardere in Mudug province in the central...
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An Israeli soldier opens the border gates as an UN vehicle enters Syria in Quneitra crossing in the Israeli controlled Golan, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reopened for U.N. observers who had left the area four years ago because of the fighting there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 15, 2018 - 6:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Syria's foreign minister says it's "impossible" for his government to give up on the "vital" oil-rich eastern Syria, controlled by U.S-backed Kurdish-led forces. Walid al-Moallem says the eastern banks of the Euphrates...
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October 14, 2018 - 12:05 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria agreed Sunday to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. Israel also said Sunday the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen Monday to U.N. observers,...
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October 14, 2018 - 8:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross made an urgent appeal on Sunday to an affiliate of the Islamic State organization in Nigeria to spare the lives of two abducted health workers. The women risk the fate of a colleague who was killed by the extremists last month, the...
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A woman weeps at Zobe junction during the anniversary an explosion in the capital of Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday Oct. 14, 2018. Somalia is marking the first anniversary of one of the world's deadliest attacks since 9/11, a truck bombing in the heart of Mogadishu that killed well over 500 people. The Oct. 14, 2017 attack was so devastating that the al-Shabab extremist group that often targets the capital never claimed responsibility amid the local outrage. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
October 14, 2018 - 6:30 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is marking the first anniversary of one of the world's deadliest attacks since 9/11, a truck bombing in the heart of Mogadishu that killed well over 500 people. As people gathered on Sunday at a new memorial with a minute of silence, a man accused of orchestrating the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 File photo, Somali porters offload charcoal from a truck at a charcoal market in Mogadishu, Somali. A new report by U.N. monitors says banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
October 13, 2018 - 2:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their origins obscured, according to U.N. sanctions monitors. Six years after the U.N. Security Council...
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October 13, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and a grenade struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 10 wounded, authorities said Saturday. The death toll may rise, Col. Ahmed Muse told The Associated Press...
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October 12, 2018 - 12:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah made no mention of weapons capability on Friday in his first speech since Israel claimed that the Islamic militant group has a missile-launching facility near Beirut's international airport. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's comments were his first since...
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