War and unrest

March 23, 2019 - 1:44 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Latest on the Mali village attack (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A group representing ethnic Peulhs in central Mali says the provisional death toll from a morning militia attack has risen to 115. Abdoul Aziz Diallo, president of Tabital Pulaaku, gave the figure Saturday after...
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People take watchf firework display on the occasion of the Pakistan National Day in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
March 23, 2019 - 12:08 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak, unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world's top tourist...
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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo on a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The elimination of the last Islamic State stronghold in Baghouz brings to a close a grueling final battle that stretched across several weeks and saw thousands of people flee the territory and surrender in desperation, and hundreds killed. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
March 23, 2019 - 9:15 am
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to the international coalition and its allies after U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in...
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A woman stands behind wreckage left from a suicide car bomb attack on a government building in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, March 23, 2019. Al-Shabab gunmen stormed into the government building following a suicide car bombing at the gates on Saturday, a police officer said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 23, 2019 - 9:03 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen stormed a government building in Somalia's capital after a suicide car bombing on Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labor minister, police said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation...
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Somali government soldiers run to take positions during ongoing fighting with gunmen after a suicide car bomb attack on a government building in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, March 23, 2019. Al-Shabab gunmen stormed into the government building following a suicide car bombing at the gates on Saturday, a police officer said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
March 23, 2019 - 8:15 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Somali police officer says five people, including the country's deputy labor minister, have been killed in an Islamic extremist attack on a government building in the capital. Capt. Mohamed...
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FILE - In this frame grab from a video released In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo and provided by Furat FM, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows Syrian Islamic State group fighters who have surrendered, at a base of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in Raqqa, Syria. (Furat FM, via AP, File)
March 23, 2019 - 5:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision. But IS, which traces its roots back to the bloody emergence of al-Qaida in Iraq...
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Tourists watch workers as they set up steel protections on the famed restaurant Fouquet's in Paris, Friday, March 22, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 23, 2019 - 5:51 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, following last week's riots in Paris. Authorities banned protests from the capital's Champs-Elysees avenue and central areas of several cities including Bordeaux, Toulouse...
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FILE - In this file photo released on April 25, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, young boys known as the "caliphate cubs" hold their rifles as they parade after graduating from a religious school, in Tal Afar, near Mosul city, north Iraq. The Arabic words, center, read: "A parade of caliphate cubs after their graduation from a religious school." (Militant website via AP, File)
March 23, 2019 - 4:05 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." Its territorial rule, which at its height in 2014 stretched across...
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March 22, 2019 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere "to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers." Speaking a week after the...
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