War and unrest

This photo provided on Monday, July 22, 2018, by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Network, purports to show militants of the al-Qaida-linked coalition known as Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee overlooking a battlefield in rural Lattakia, Syria. It's already being called the "mother of all battles," the last showdown between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the opposition. Idlib province, in Syria's northwest, is the only significant opposition enclave still standing and Assad has vowed to retake it. The caption in Arabic reads: "A field visit by Sheik Abu Malik al-Shami (a leading member of the group) with field commanders to inspect an outpost for Mujahideen (holy fighters) in the coast area." (Ibaa News Network, via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 7:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly three years, green buses have filed into Syria's Idlib province, bringing those evacuated from other opposition enclaves that fell to government forces — thousands of defeated rebel fighters, wanted activists and civilians who refused to go back under President Bashar Assad...
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A press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa gets underway in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of a tight election, riot police disrupted the press conference where opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was about to respond to the election results. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 03, 2018 - 4:28 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The two news conferences embodied Zimbabwe's bitter political divisions: Riot police unsuccessfully tried to scuttle an appearance in a hotel garden by the opposition leader who said the country's election was a fraud, while the president spoke about a "flowering" of freedom...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:03 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group. The U.S. Africa Command says this is the 19th such airstrike this year against the Somalia-based al-Shabab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:09 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial government official says at least 25 people have been killed and 23 wounded in a suicide bombing inside a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan. The attacker blew himself up inside a mosque in the eastern Paktia provincial capital of Gardez, said Abdullah Asrat...
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Riot police stand guard during a raid of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) headquarters in Harare Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says police have raided the headquarters and seized computers, while police say 18 people there were arrested. The developments come a few hours before the electoral commission is expected to start releasing the results of Monday's presidential election. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 02, 2018 - 7:16 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Zimbabwe's president says he is "humbled" by his win in Monday's election, the first after the fall of his former mentor Robert Mugabe. "Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams...
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A supporter of Zimbabwean's main opposition party MDC, who was arrested following clashes, is seen detained in a police vehicle outside the MDC headquarters, in Harare, Thursday Aug. 2, 2018. Gunfire, tear gas, and burning cars disrupted Harare's streets Wednesday as armed riot police and army troops clashed with rock-throwing opposition supporters after the Electoral Commission announced it would not give the results in July 30 2018 presidential elections today.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 02, 2018 - 1:10 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party and the main opposition group on Thursday both declared that they won the presidential election ahead of the imminent announcement of the result, reflecting a bitter rivalry that was exacerbated by deadly violence in the capital. The death toll from...
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In this July 25, 2018 photo, Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson, who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues. The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
August 02, 2018 - 10:51 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish official accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday of jeopardizing the long-standing ties between Turkey and the United States by allowing sanctions on two Turkish ministers over the detention of an American pastor. The Turkish government called on the...
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
August 02, 2018 - 9:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's top diplomat said Thursday that an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference. China and the Association of Southeast...
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Col.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoy of the Russian Military General Staff speaks to the media as a screen shows the map of Israel, Jordan, Syria and Li bacon including Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Syria in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Russia says UN peacekeepers return to frontier between Syria, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for first time in years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
August 02, 2018 - 8:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers returned on Thursday to patrol the frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, years after an escalation in fighting and abduction of U.N. troops had prompted them to withdraw, Russia's Defense Ministry announced. For the first time, Russian forces...
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Vice President Mike Pence and Navy Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz, deputy director of the POW/MIA Accounting Agency, right, watch as military members carry transfer cases from a C-17 at a ceremony marking the arrival of the remains believed to be of American service members who fell in the Korean War at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. North Korea handed over the remains last week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 02, 2018 - 6:46 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing remains from the Korean War now that they are back on American soil after having been handed over by North Korea last week. Vice President Mike Pence and the top commander of U.S. forces in Asia, Adm. Phil Davidson...
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