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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 10:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Eight aid agencies have called on world leaders to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, where the Syrian government is threatening a military offensive. The agencies called on...
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In this photo released by Press Information Department, visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hand with Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, prior to their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Pompeo arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday at a time when relations between the two countries have sunk to a new low. (Press Information Department via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 9:37 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad on Wednesday, saying he was "optimistic" he could reset the relationship with Washington after the U.S. suspended aid over the country's alleged failure to combat militants...
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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 1998, file photo, Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant group the Haqqani network, speaks during an interview in Miram Shah, Pakistan. Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex- U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died. (AP Photo/Mohammed Riaz, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:24 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The founder of Afghanistan's much-feared Haqqani network, a former U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health, a Taliban spokesman said Tuesday. Jalaluddin Haqqani was 71. Haqqani died Monday inside Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahed told The Associated Press in...
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September 03, 2018 - 6:16 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in the Libyan capital, authorities said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias that has killed dozens of people forced the U.N.-backed government to declare a state of emergency in and around Tripoli. The inmates overwhelmed guards...
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Somali medical personnel help a civilian who was wounded in a blast outside the compound of a district headquarters in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. A Somali police officer says a number of people are wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a checkpoint outside the headquarters after being stopped by security forces. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
September 02, 2018 - 6:25 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least six people were killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but...
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August 29, 2018 - 4:11 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan military spokesman says five Kenyan soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb blew up the vehicle they were travelling in the country's southeast. Col. Paul Njuguna also said 10 soldiers were wounded Wednesday morning along the Kiunga-Sankuri road in Lamu County...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 16 children are among nearly 30 civilians kidnapped by Islamic State militants in southern Syria a month ago and are being used as a "bargaining chip" in negotiations with the Syrian government and its ally Russia, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. The rights watchdog said...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:06 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior al-Qaida leader was killed in fighting in Yemen's central province of Marib while fighting alongside Yemen's government forces battling Shiite rebels, officials and tribal leaders said Saturday. Ghalib al-Zaidi's death came a week ago in an exchange of fire during...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, a Rohingya refugee bathes, as a girl waits to fill water from a hand pump at Kutupalong refugee camp, a ramshackle sprawl of camps built amid low rolling hills and endless monsoon-season mud, in Bangladesh. First built more than 20 years ago by earlier, smaller waves of Rohingya refugees, the camps in Cox's Bazar district exploded in size last year when Myanmar's army launched its attacks around Aug. 25, and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya began flooding across the border. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 24, 2018 - 8:12 pm
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Forged over generations in villages in Myanmar, Rohingya communities are now held together in calls over crackling phone lines. "Mummy! Mummy!" 15-year-old Abdullah Razzaq shouted to his mother earlier this week in their once-a-week call, nearly a year after he and his...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Turkey's Foreign Minister on Friday warned against a possible Syrian government offensive on the last remaining stronghold of opposition against President Bashar Assad, while Russia indicated that it's losing its patience with the rebels. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
August 24, 2018 - 9:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister on Friday warned against a possible Syrian government offensive on the last remaining stronghold of opposition against President Bashar Assad, while Russia indicated that it's losing its patience with the rebels. Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in Moscow for talks...
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