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May 20, 2019 - 8:43 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery. The warning came hours after a rocket slammed into Baghdad's heavily...
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CORRECTS DATE - In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sails in front of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by "miscalculation or misidentification" from the Iranian military amid heightened tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S., American diplomats warned Saturday, May 18, 2019, even as both Washington and Tehran say they don't seek war. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur, U.S. Navy via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 12:03 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The apparent attack, which Iraq's state-run news agency said did not cause any casualties, came amid...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2016 file photo, Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization forces fire artillery during fight against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq. When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad earlier this month as tensions were mounting between the U.S. and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil, File)
May 17, 2019 - 6:32 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi...
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Former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, known by his alias Jesus Santrich, leaves La Picota jail escorted by prison guards in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Santrich was recaptured and taken back into custody by authorities as soon as he was released from jail. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
May 17, 2019 - 4:59 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested by police Friday moments after his release from jail by a peace tribunal whose ruling against extraditing him to the U.S. triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victims of the country's armed...
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FILE - In this Sept.3, 2000 file photo, Jose Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, a leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, is pictured in Bayonne, southwestern France. Spain's Interior Ministry says that a longtime chief of the Basque separatist militant group ETA has been arrested in the French Alps. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
May 16, 2019 - 7:16 am
SALLANCHES, France (AP) — A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday on the streets of a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spain's Interior Ministry said. José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, has been the...
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Smoke rises from an explosion after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Israeli military said Sunday it had responded to 450 rockets fired from Gaza with over 250 airstrikes against the besieged Palestinian enclave. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
May 06, 2019 - 12:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel on Monday, while the Hamas militant group's radio station in Gaza reported a cease-fire, signaling a deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. The...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2009, file photo, an Indian Border Security Force soldier, right, and a Pakistani Rangers soldier face one another at a daily closing ceremony at the Wagah border post near Lahore, Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a tough stance on Pakistan the centerpiece of his re-election campaign, equating it with a “New India.” “India has quit the policy of being scared of Pakistani threats,” Modi said at a recent election rally, mocking the ever-present possibility that Pakistan could use its nuclear weapons. “So what do we do then? Are those being saved for Diwali?” he said, referring to India’s own arsenal and the Hindu festival of light. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
May 05, 2019 - 10:37 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shortly before India's mammoth elections began in April, New Delhi did something unprecedented: It banned civilian traffic on the only major highway connecting the heart of disputed Kashmir with the rest of the country. The government cited unspecified security threats for...
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Palestinians check the damage of a multi-story building following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke a monthlong lull between the bitter enemies. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 05, 2019 - 5:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Gaza's Health Ministry says three Palestinians have been killed in a pair of Israeli airstrikes. An airstrike on a car Sunday killed one man, identified by residents as Hamed al-Khoudary, a Hamas...
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Damage is seen in a residential area after it was hit a by a rocket fired from Gaza in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Israel, Sunday, May 5, 2019. An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip killed an Israeli man Sunday outside a home in the coastal city of Ashkelon, marking the first Israeli casualty from rocket fire since the 2014 war with Hamas militants. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 05, 2019 - 1:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip killed an Israeli man Sunday outside a home in the coastal city of Ashkelon amid a massive wave of attacks, marking the first Israeli casualty from rocket fire since the 2014 war with Hamas militants. Moshe Agadi, a 58-year-old father of...
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Women look at the damage caused by a rocket fired from Gaza that hit a house in a moshav in Israel near the border with Gaza, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 90 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, according to the Israeli military, triggering retaliatory airstrikes and tank fire against militant targets in the blockaded enclave and shattering a month-long lull in violence. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
May 04, 2019 - 9:17 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Israel-Palestinian conflict: (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Gaza's health ministry says a Palestinian infant has been killed in an Israeli airstrike. Seba Abu Arar, 14 months, died immediately Saturday and her pregnant mother was...
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