War and unrest

A woman casts her vote at the Koudougou school polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Voting has begun in Central African Republic's presidential and legislative elections after a campaign period marked by violence between rebels and government forces. (AP Photo)
January 04, 2021 - 3:46 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won a second term in office, according to provisional results announced by the electoral commission Monday. Touadera was reelected in the first round of the Dec. 27 presidential vote with 53.9%...
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January 04, 2021 - 11:28 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 100 civilians were killed in Niger over the weekend by extremists who attacked two villages, as insurgent violence mounts in the West African nation. The attacks on the western villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye took place on the same day that Niger announced...
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Supporters of the Popular Mobilization Forces hold a poster of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, front, and General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran's Quds force during a protest, in Tahrir Square, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark central square in Baghdad on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of Soleimanil and al-Muhandis in a U.S. drone strike. (AP Photo/Khalid Moha
January 03, 2021 - 7:42 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Chanting anti-American slogans, thousands of Iraqis converged on a landmark square in central Baghdad on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the killing of a powerful Iranian general and a top Iraqi militia leader in a U.S. drone strike. Roads leading to Tahrir Square were...
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January 03, 2021 - 3:37 am
PARIS (AP) — The French presidency announced that two French soldiers were killed Saturday in Mali when an improvised explosive device hit their armored vehicle, five days after three others died in similar circumstances. The soldiers were participating in an intelligence mission in the Menaka...
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An aerial photo shows oil tankers load crude oil at Iraq's Al-Basra Offshore Terminal in Basra, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
January 02, 2021 - 3:40 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military on Saturday said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf two days earlier. The statement said Iraqi authorities have opened an investigation into the incident. No group has...
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In this Dec. 31, 2020, file photo pardoned Blackwater contractor Evan Liberty poses for a photo in Washington. Liberty is one of four former Blackwater contractors pardoned by President Donald Trump in one of his final acts in office, wiping away their convictions in a 2007 shooting rampage in Baghdad that killed more than a dozen Iraqi civilians. The pardons were met with intense condemnation both in the United States and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 02, 2021 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evan Liberty was reading in the top bunk of his cell one evening late last month when a prison supervisor delivered news he had hoped for. “He says, ‘Are you ready for this?'" Liberty recalled. "I said, ‘Uh, I’m not sure. What is going on?’ He said, ‘Presidential pardon. Pack your...
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January 02, 2021 - 10:17 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A suicide bombing near the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, Turkish and Somali officials said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack in a post by its Shahada News Agency. The Somalia-based...
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FILE - This Nov. 4, 2020, file satellite photo by Maxar Technologies shows Iran's Fordo nuclear site. Iran has told international nuclear inspectors it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility, a technical step away from weapons-grade levels, as it increases pressure on the West over its tattered atomic deal. (Maxar Technologies via AP, File)
January 02, 2021 - 9:53 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility “as soon as possible,” pushing its program a technical step away from weapons-grade levels as it increases pressure on the West over the tattered atomic deal. The...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed, the prime minister of Yemen's internationally recognized government that the Saudi-led coalition backs, is interviewed by foreign journalists in Aden, Yemen. Yemen’s prime minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed on Saturday Jan. 2, 2021, said that an attack on the airport in the key port city of Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country's new government. The Prime Minister spoke to The Associated Press after he survived Wednesday’s attack that killed at least 25 people and wounded 110 others. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
January 02, 2021 - 7:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s prime minister on Saturday said that a missile attack on the airport in Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country's new government as it arrived in the key southern city — a daring assault which he blamed on Iran-backed rebels. Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed spoke to The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Pakistani police officers escort Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, center, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's security forces arrested Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
January 02, 2021 - 6:04 am
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces arrested Saturday an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. An official with the Pakistani counterterrorism police, Shakil Ahmed, said that Zaikur Rehman Lakhvi was seized in the eastern city...
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