Rebellions and uprisings

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's state media Monday, March 9, 2020, says Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt after a blast in the capital Khartoum. (AP Photo, File)
March 09, 2020 - 5:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's prime minister survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum, Sudan’s state media said. Abdalla Hamdok's office and his family confirmed he was safe following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok, a...
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March 03, 2020 - 5:05 pm
United Nations (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Iraq warned Tuesday that the country and its people are being “pushed into the unknown” by political indecisiveness and dissent that is continuing to paralyze government decision-making. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told the Security Council she wanted to be...
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Protesters hold posters showing Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi with Arabic that reads, "Rejected by order of the people," during a rally in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 1, 2020. Iraqi student protesters converged on Baghdad's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the five-month- anti-government protest movement, to voice their rejection of Allawi. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
March 01, 2020 - 5:16 pm
Baghdad (AP) — Iraq's prime minister-designate announced his withdrawal from the post Sunday night after failing to secure parliamentary support for his Cabinet selection, prolonging the political deadlock in the country amid multiple economic, health and security challenges. Prime Minister...
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Turkish backed Syrian fighters fire a howitzer near the village of Neirab, in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
February 26, 2020 - 8:36 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Shelling and airstrikes by Syrian government forces killed at least three people on Wednesday in northwestern Syria, where dozens of villages, including major rebel strongholds in the last opposition-held area, have been captured over the past few days. The new push by Russian-backed...
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Turkish backed Syrian fighters take a break near the village of Neirab, in Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
February 25, 2020 - 1:30 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Airstrikes on rebel-controlled northwest Syria killed at least 16 people Tuesday, including two students and two teachers, opposition activists said, as government forces captured a town considered a symbol of the uprising against President Bashar Assad. The capture of...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2008 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks attends a meeting at the Presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt state TV said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. that the country's former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 uprising, has died at 91. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
February 25, 2020 - 9:08 am
CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died on Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91. Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, a bulwark against Islamic...
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File - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey exits the House of Representatives floor after delivering his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Ducey spent years opposing divisive anti-immigration legislation, then embraced it this year before being forced to backtrack after business groups revolted. The Republican governor and GOP legislative leaders pulled a proposal to put an existing sanctuary city ban in the state constitution late Thursday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 21, 2020 - 3:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spent much of his first term working to repair the damage to the state's reputation caused by a 2010 tough-on-immigrants law known as SB 1070 that his predecessor signed. That changed this year when the second-term Republican governor promoted a new proposal...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Algeria's peaceful "smile revolution" unseated the long-time president of Africa's largest country along with his powerful entourage and struck hard at the corruption they bred, and the new president Tebboune, recently called the movement “blessed.” (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, FILE)
February 21, 2020 - 1:00 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians flooded into the streets of the capital and other cities on the 53rd straight Friday of peaceful protests, marking the first anniversary of their “smile revolution” that unseated the North African nation's long-time president. The revolt also swept aside the former...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians celebrate as they hold their national flags in Aleppo province, Syria, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. On Monday Syria's military announced its troops have regained control of territories in northwestern Syria "in record time," vowing to continue to chase armed groups "wherever they are." (SANA via AP)
February 17, 2020 - 2:50 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad congratulated his forces Monday for recent gains in northwestern Syria that led to his troops consolidating control over Aleppo province, pledging to press ahead with a military campaign to achieve complete victory “sooner or later.” Assad, who...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey. A top Sudanese official said Monday, Feb. 11, 2020, that transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed to hand over al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court for war crimes, including mass killings in Darfur. Since his ouster in April, al-Bashir has been in jail in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum over charges corruption and killing protesters. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)
February 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional authorities have agreed to hand over ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face trial on charges of war crimes and genocide, a top Sudanese official said Tuesday, in a deal with rebels to surrender all those wanted in connection with...
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