War and unrest

January 19, 2019 - 7:35 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian National Defense Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response. The statement rejected an al-Shabab claim...
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President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2019 - 7:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Dover Air Force Base to pay tribute to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week. He tweets: "Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country...
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FIEL - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, ailing radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, center, arrives for medical treatment at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
January 19, 2019 - 3:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being released early from a 15-year prison sentence after the country's president relented on a condition that he renounce radical beliefs, lawyers confirmed Saturday...
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Family members of victims of a bombing cry outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the bombing took place in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/John Wilson Vizcaino)
January 18, 2019 - 10:47 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. In a televised address,...
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This photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, of Pine Plains, N.Y. Kent was killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Pentagon officials say four Americans killed in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. The attack also wounded three U.S. troops and was the deadliest assault on U.S. troops in Syria since American forces went into the country in 2015. (U.S. Navy via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 3:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in...
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Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire right, arrives at the magistrates courts handcuffed in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. A prominent pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge arrived at court, one of more than 600 people arrested this week. Mawarire has called it "heartbreaking" to see the new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa acting like that of former leader Robert Mugabe. Mawarire is accused of inciting civil disobedience online. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 18, 2019 - 12:09 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A collection of Zimbabwe human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed, at least 78 have been shot and more than 240 have faced "assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment" in a crackdown on...
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From left to right, suspects Osman Ibrahim, Guleid Abdihakim, Gladys Kaari Justus, Oliver Kanyango Muthee and Joel Nganga Wainaina appear at a hearing at Milimani law courts in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Police who are investigating this week's extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex asked the court that the suspects who are accused of involvement in the attack be held for 30 days in order for the police to complete their investigations, which the court granted. (AP Photo)
January 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Canadian national and four other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offenses. A judge ordered the five suspects held for 30 days...
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In this image provided by military personnel, emergency personnel respond to the scene of a deadly car bombing at a police academy on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo)
January 18, 2019 - 8:34 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the car bombing in Bogota (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Colombian authorities say a suspect has been arrested for his alleged role in Thursday's car bombing at a police academy that killed 21 people. Chief Prosecutor Nestor Martinez said that in intercepted...
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January 18, 2019 - 4:41 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers says the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week. The lawyer, Muhammad Mahendradatta, said Friday the decision to release 80-year-old Abu Bakar Bashir was made on humanitarian grounds...
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President Donald Trump speaks about American missile defense doctrine, Thursday, Jan 17, 2019, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 17, 2019 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are both flexing their political powers as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled. Trump issued a letter to...
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