Tag Archives: War and unrest

Islamic State claims deadly and rare twin blasts in Baghdad

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, killing 32 people and wounding dozens By Associated Press January 22, 2021, 11:11 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BAGHDAD — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rare suicide attack that rocked central Baghdad, […]

6 suspected militants killed in Russia’s Chechnya

Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader says that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a warlord accused of organizing a 2011 suicide attack at a Moscow airport ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2021, 12:13 PM • 2 min read MOSCOW — Chechnya’s Kremlin-backed leader said Wednesday that his forces have killed six suspected militants, including a […]

Israel moves to rein in rights group over ‘apartheid’ use

Israel’s education minister says he’s banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” from lecturing at schools By TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press January 18, 2021, 1:13 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s education minister says he is banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid […]

Israel OKs hundreds of settlement homes in last-minute push

An anti-settlement monitoring group says Israeli authorities have advanced plans to build an additional 780 homes in West Bank settlements By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press January 17, 2021, 4:40 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israeli authorities on Sunday advanced plans to build an additional 780 homes […]

Iran tests missiles under apparent watch of US nuclear sub

State media says Iran has fired cruise missiles as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman ByThe Associated Press January 14, 2021, 3:33 PM • 3 min read DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, […]

Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Officials say a Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition has crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province that borders Ethiopia By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press January 13, 2021, 9:01 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded […]

Gunmen kill policeman escorting polio workers in Pakistan

Pakistani police say two gunmen riding on a motorcycle killed a policeman escorting a team of polio workers ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 8:14 AM • 2 min read PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot and killed a policeman in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday as he escorted a team of polio […]

Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision

CAIRO — The Trump administration’s out-the-door decision to designate Yemen’s Iranian-backed rebels as a terror organization sparked confusion in aid agencies and warnings from the United Nations and senior Republicans on Monday that it could have a devastating humanitarian impact on a conflict-wracked nation facing the risk of famine. The designation is to take effect […]

Officials: Attacks in southern Afghanistan kill at least 11

Officials say separate attacks in southern Afghanistan have left at least 11 civilians and security forces dead ByThe Associated Press January 7, 2021, 8:39 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan — Separate attacks in southern Afghanistan left at least 11 civilians and security forces dead, officials said […]

EXPLAINER: Lives at stake in tense Ugandan presidential vote

KAMPALA, Uganda — Deadly violence and repressive measures have alarmed observers as Uganda prepares to vote on Jan. 14, with longtime President Yoweri Museveni challenged by young singer and lawmaker Bobi Wine, who has captured the imagination of many across Africa in a generational clash. Authorities have used the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason to […]