War and unrest

August 01, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm,...
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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 01, 2018 - 8:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead returned Wednesday to Hawaii for analysis and identification. The U.S. military believes the bones are those of U.S. servicemen and potentially servicemen from other United Nations...
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People hold flares during a boat parade on the Vistula river to mark the 74th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Rising against the Nazi German occupiers, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
August 01, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — World War II veterans, Warsaw residents and Poland's leaders stood at attention Wednesday as sirens wailed during anniversary ceremonies honoring the fighters and victims of the city's ill-fated 1944 revolt against the Nazi occupation. Warsaw traffic stopped for a minute's...
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The body of a man lays in the closed entrance of store after been shot as opposition party supporters and police clashed in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 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, protesting delays in announcing the results of Monday’s presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
August 01, 2018 - 11:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rioting erupted Wednesday in Zimbabwe's capital as opposition supporters clashed with police and army troops over delays in announcing results from the presidential election, the country's first since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The security forces opened fire...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018 file photo, Syrian soldiers arrive to Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Syria says Iran-backed fighters have withdrawn more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Syria's frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in order not to "irritate" Israel. Alexander Lavrentyev told the Russian Interfax news agency on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that an agreement was reached "with Russian guarantees," without elaborating. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
August 01, 2018 - 9:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Syria said Wednesday that an agreement with Israel that includes Russian guarantees ensures that Iran-backed fighters will remain more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from Syria's frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...
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August 01, 2018 - 4:22 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered to Afghan government forces on Wednesday in the face of an onslaught by the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province, officials said. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, the provincial police chief, said 152 fighters surrendered,...
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United Nations Command Chaplain U.S. Army Col. Sam Lee performs a blessing of sacrifice and remembrance on the 55 cases of remains believed to be U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War and returned by North Korea at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2018. (Staff Sgt. Quince Lanford/U.S. Army via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, it provided a single military dog tag but no other information that could help U.S. forensics experts determine their individual identities, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday. The...
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A grave marker for an unknown soldier from the Korean War is shown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu on Monday, July 30, 2018. Human remains handed over to the U.S. government from North Korea are expected to arrive Wednesday in Honolulu, where scientists will begin the painstaking process of trying to match DNA from the bones to those of American soldiers who didn't return from the Korean War more than a half century ago. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
August 01, 2018 - 2:14 am
HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. The remains are believed to belong to servicemen from the U.S. and other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. during the Korean...
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Security forces gather following a deadly attack including a suspected suicide car bombing and gunbattles, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. An Afghan provincial official said a coordinated attack was underway by the Taliban in the city of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. (AP Photo)
July 31, 2018 - 10:54 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coordinated assault on a government compound in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 15 people and a roadside bomb in the western part of the country killed 11 on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. A suicide car bomb went off outside a repatriation center in the eastern city...
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Government forces inspect the site of an explosion in Lamitan, Basilan province, southern Philippines on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A soldier, five militiamen and four villagers were killed by the powerful bomb that exploded in a van the troops were inspecting Tuesday amid threats of bombings in a southern province, military officials said. (AP Photo/Christine Garcia)
July 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
LAMITAN, Philippines (AP) — A bomb-laden van driven by a suspected militant went off in a powerful blast Tuesday that killed 11 people, including a soldier, five militiamen and the driver, in a brazen attack that reignited terrorism fears in the southern Philippines. Regional military spokesman Lt...
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