War and unrest

People look through the rubble of the house of Palestinian gunman Ahmed Jarrar following Israeli military operations in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Israeli police say special forces killed a Palestinian gunman in the West Bank who allegedly killed an Israeli in a drive-by shooting earlier this month. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
January 18, 2018 - 6:15 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn Thursday, killing a wanted Palestinian in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers, one seriously, officials said. The raid capped a police and army hunt for the suspect in a drive-by...
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January 18, 2018 - 5:06 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. Syria's Foreign Ministry says the U.S. is beyond its rights to intervene in Syrian affairs, one day after the Trump Administration laid out its expansive goals to influence the outcome of Syria's seven-year long...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence's upcoming visit to the Mideast comes at a time of friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for Arab hosts Egypt and Jordan on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington without appearing to ignore Palestinian misgivings. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:34 am
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt's president and Jordan's king — on how to safeguard their vital...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, speaks with former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. In a speech at Stanford University, Tillerson signaled a deeper American commitment to the Mideast nation of Syria, saying the U.S. military will remain there for the foreseeable future. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 17, 2018 - 7:41 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled deeper U.S. commitment to Syria on Wednesday, saying America would maintain its military presence there to prevent an Islamic State resurgence. He said the U.S. also would push for broader political changes in the Middle East...
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Pope Francis, left, celebrates a Mass at the Maquehue Air Base, in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo Via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 9:43 am
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples Wednesday, celebrating Mass at a former military base that not only lies on contested Mapuche land but also was a former detention center used during Chile's brutal dictatorship...
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January 17, 2018 - 7:22 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its justice system is not yet capable of handling high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation. Ambassador Greg Delawie on Wednesday was...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, a police officer secures the area after an explosion, that killed several people. Turkey is set to extend Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the emergency powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 17, 2018 - 7:15 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the special powers are thrusting Turkey toward an increasingly authoritarian direction. The state of...
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Two people carry goods on a bicycle in the war-damaged Bab Dreib neighborhood of the old city, in Homs, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Elsewhere in Syria Tuesday, several civilians were killed and others were wounded by insurgent shelling of Aleppo city, the state-run news agency SANA reported. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
January 17, 2018 - 7:01 am
HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city. The 38-year-old...
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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 10:26 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons that pose a growing threat to the United States it could trigger a military response. After a meeting of U.S. allies on how to beef up...
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A Rohingya boy looks up as others study Islam's holy book of Quran in a make shift Mosque at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 16, 2018 - 7:55 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said a joint working group from the two...
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