Rebellions and uprisings

FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
June 28, 2017 - 5:13 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro said was a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power. The confusing exchange, which is bound to ratchet up tensions in a country already...
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This image taken from an undated video shown to The Associated Press by the Philippine military shows Malaysian militant Mahmud bin Ahmad, who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city. Philippine Armed Forces Chief Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press on Friday, June 23, 2017, that Mahmud bin Ahmad died June 7, 2017, from wounds sustained in fighting with government troops in Marawi last month. (Philippine military via AP)
June 23, 2017 - 4:56 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege of a southern Philippine city is believed to have been killed as the local jihadis aligned with the Islamic State group become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, the military chief said Friday...
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June 21, 2017 - 4:40 am
KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) — Muslim rebels withdrew from a southern Philippine village Wednesday after security forces moved rapidly to prevent another crisis amid a monthlong militant siege in nearby Marawi city, officials said. About 300 gunmen stormed the village of Malagakit in North Cotabato...
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Police officers and safety personnel stand at the entrance of the Centro Andino shopping center after and explosion rocked the place, in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Authorities reported one woman was killed and 11 people injured. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 17, 2017 - 10:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on deadly explosion in upscale mall in tourist district of Colombia's capital (all times local): 9:25 p.m. The biggest still active rebel group in Colombia is denying it had any role in a bombing that killed three people and injured nine others at an upscale mall...
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This frame grab from video provided on Sunday, June 11, 2017, by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows black smoke rising over buildings that were hit by Syrian government forces bombardment, in Daraa city, southern Syria. Syrian opposition activists said Monday that government forces have intensified their bombardment of the contested city of Daraa, which connects Damascus to the Jordanian border. (Nabaa Media, via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and rebels were locked in their heaviest fighting yet in Daraa on Monday, as opposition activists feared troops would try and retake the southern city despite a "de-escalation agreement." Pro-government forces meanwhile advanced to a second location along the...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2011, file photo, Seif al-Islam, son of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, gestures as he speaks to supporters and the media in Tripoli, Libya. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday, June 9, 2017, but gave no details on his whereabouts. They declined to disclose his whereabouts, citing concerns over his safety. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
June 11, 2017 - 1:01 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released a...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2011, file photo, Seif al-Islam, son of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, gestures as he speaks to supporters and the media in Tripoli, Libya. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday, June 9, 2017, but gave no details on his whereabouts. They declined to disclose his whereabouts, citing concerns over his safety. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
June 10, 2017 - 7:00 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday. A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on...
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June 10, 2017 - 5:39 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The captors of Seif al-Islam, son and one-time heir apparent of Libya's late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, say they have released him after more than five years in detention. A statement by the captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday,...
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A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance plane flies over Marawi city, southern Philippines as Philippine Air Force helicopters and bombers continue air strikes on Friday, June 9, 2017. It's unclear how many people remain trapped in Marawi as government troops battle Muslim militants led by the so-called "Maute" group but army officers have put the figure this week at anywhere from 150 to 1,000. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — American spy planes are helping Filipino troops quell a nearly three-week siege by Muslim militants in a southern city where 13 Philippine marines were killed in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, officials said Saturday. A U.S. Navy aircraft provided...
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Debris fly as Philippine Air Force fighter jets bomb suspected locations of Muslim militants as fighting continues in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Friday, June 9, 2017. It's unclear how many people remain trapped in Marawi as government troops battle Muslim militants led by the so-called "Maute" group but army officers have put the figure this week at anywhere from 150 to 1,000. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 10, 2017 - 6:09 am
ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — Thirteen Philippine marines were killed in fierce fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to a southern city for nearly three weeks in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, the military said Saturday. A U.S. Navy aircraft provided surveillance for...
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