War and unrest

Anti-government protesters burn tires in front of barriers set up by security forces to close the Jumhuriyah Bridge leading to the Green Zone government area, during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 10, 2020. Protesters were back on the streets three days after Mustafa al-Kadhimi was appointed as Iraq's new prime minister. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
May 10, 2020 - 9:38 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's judiciary ordered courts on Sunday to release anti-government protesters, carrying out one of the first decisions of the recently inaugurated prime minister just as dozens of demonstrators burned tires in renewed protests against the new leadership. Prime Minister Mustafa al-...
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May 10, 2020 - 3:02 am
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Police in the Pakistan-ruled part of Kashmir say Indian troops across the disputed border opened fire with automatic rifles on Sunday, shooting a women dead. Shauzia Akhtar was shot in the head and chest as she prepared breakfast in her home along the border, said...
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Mark Frerichs, a contractor from Illinois, poses in Iraq in this undated photo obtained from Twitter that he would include with his resume when job hunting. Frerichs was abducted in Afghanistan in January 2020. Early efforts to locate him have been shrouded in mystery and his disappearance has been the subject of minimal public discussion by the U.S. government. The Associated Press has learned that in the days following Frerichs’ capture, Navy commandos raided a village and detained suspected members of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network while the U.S. intelligence community tried to track the cellphones of Frerich and his captors. (Twitter via AP)
May 10, 2020 - 2:27 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban leaders searched their ranks, including in the much-feared Haqqani network, and on Sunday told The Associated Press they are not holding Mark R. Frerichs, a Navy veteran turned contractor who disappeared in Afghanistan in late January. “We don't have any information about...
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In this photo taken Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, a miner stands on a mound of dirt to make a phone call, at a gold mine in Bouda, Burkina Faso. A growing number of small-scale gold miners are out of work in Burkina Faso as jihadists try to seize control of the country's most lucrative industry. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
May 09, 2020 - 5:04 am
BOUDA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Jihadists burst into the gold mine where Moussa Tambura worked in Burkina Faso, forbidding everyone from smoking and drinking. It wasn’t long before the men returned and leveled the place to the ground. “They attacked the site, killed people and burned houses,” said...
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In this May 5, 2020, frame from video, Alfred Abayev, head of a volunteer group searching for remains of the WW II Red Army soldiers, right, looks at projectile left on a WW II battlefield near Khulkhuta in the province of Kalmykia in southern Russia. The search is part of a broad effort by myriad volunteer groups across the country to pay tributes to the fallen WW II soldiers. (AP Photo/Radik Nurmukhamedov)
May 09, 2020 - 3:09 am
KHULKHUTA, Russia (AP) — Crouching over the sun-drenched soil, Alfred Abayev picks up a charred fragment of a Soviet warplane downed in a World War II battle with advancing Nazi forces. “You can see it was burning,” he says, pointing at the weathered trace of a red star. Abayev and members of his...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, April 30, 2020, Valentina Efremova, a World War II veteran, who served as a nurse in field hospitals on the frontlines throughout the war, speaks during her interview with the Associated Press in Yakutsk, Russia. For Russian World War II veteran Valentina Efremova, the coronavirus pandemic is like going through the war all over again. After the war, the 96-year-old said, "our lives were improving, year after year. And suddenly there's this pandemic, which is like another war ... this time - a biological one." (AP Photo/Alex Lee)
May 09, 2020 - 2:39 am
YAKUTSK, Russia (AP) — On the 75th anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II, The Associated Press spoke to veterans in ex-Soviet countries and discovered that lessons they learned during the war are helping them cope with a new major challenge — the coronavirus pandemic. As they...
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A man wear a face mark as he fishes near docked oil drilling platforms, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Port Aransas, Texas. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on many businesses, churches, state parks and beaches. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 08, 2020 - 10:54 pm
As coronavirus-induced economic pain grew around the world, some U.S. states moved forward Friday with plans to reopen their economies, while European countries held muted commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II on the continent. Around the U.K., residents were...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad attends the inauguration ceremony for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad said May 7 that he called for the release of Mark R. Frerichs, ab American citizen captured by Taliban-linked militants in discussions with Taliban leadership as continued violence threatens to scuttle a peace deal to end America’s longest-running war. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
May 08, 2020 - 10:38 am
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation says he has called for the release of an American captured by Taliban-linked militants in discussions with Taliban leaders as continued violence threatens to scuttle a peace deal to end America’s longest war. In a series of...
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World War II veteran Ken Hay walks in his garden in London, Monday, May 4, 2020. VE-Day was the end of four days of celebration for Ken Hay. It began when the former prisoner of war got his first sight of home in almost a year from a Lancaster bomber he flew back in. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 08, 2020 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Seventy-five years after World War II ended in Europe, The Associated Press spoke to veterans who endured mortal danger, oppression and fear. As they mark Victory in Europe Day on Friday, they also are dealing with loneliness brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is some of...
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This combination of two screen grabs, one from the webpage of Silvercorp USA, top, and the bottom one from Tucker/Hall, a Jacksonville, FL-based PR firm that specializes in crisis management. The Silvercorp USA webpage, a company owned by U.S. citizen Jordan Goudreau, a former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela shows a complete paragraph at top left, lifted from the the Tucker/Hall webpage. Goudreau has claimed responsibility for a failed military incursion Sunday to capture socialist leader Nicolas Maduro that resulted in the detention in Venezuela of two of his former special forces colleagues. (Silvercorp USA, Tucker/Hall via AP)
May 07, 2020 - 11:11 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela can add another infraction to his growing list of potential screw ups — cut and paste plagiarism. The website for Jordan Goudreau’s Silvercorp USA appears to have lifted entire passages from the website of the...
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