Militant groups

Radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman, center, is escorted by police officers after his sentence hearing at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
June 22, 2018 - 3:56 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. Abdurrahman, who police and prosecutors say...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:55 p.m. A spokesman says the U.N. is "deeply concerned" about the safety of an estimated 750,000 people in southern Syria amid an unraveling cease-fire. Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Thursday the world body is calling on all...
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June 21, 2018 - 6:12 am
CAIRO (AP) — Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after militias attacked them a week ago. Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said on Thursday that the LNA, under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, currently controls the Ras...
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Israeli soldiers inspect a missile launched fro Gaza Strip inside a kibbutz in Israel near the border with Gaza, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Israel's military says its warplanes have struck some 25 Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities. The fire came hours after the military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in response to "arson balloons" launched from Gaza into Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
June 20, 2018 - 12:53 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. The Palestinian fire came hours after the Israeli military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army helicopters have dropped leaflets over rebel-held parts of the country's south calling on civilians to help the military clear the area of militants. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said Tuesday the leaflets were dropped over the rebel-held villages...
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Colombia's President Elect Ivan Duque celebrates his victory in the presidential runoff election, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Duque defeated Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel and ex-Bogota mayor. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
June 18, 2018 - 3:36 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uncertainty loomed over Colombia's fragile peace deal on Monday with the victory of one of its most hawkish critics in a bruising presidential runoff that laid bare deep divisions in the South American nation as it emerges from decades of bloody conflict. Ivan Duque, a law-...
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June 18, 2018 - 4:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just across the border. The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around...
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June 17, 2018 - 12:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel. No one was injured in the strikes, but it marked an escalation in Israel's response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on fields...
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A supporter of Gustavo Pedro shows an old photo of the presidential candidate, third from left, surrounded by former squatters he helped organize as a clandestine militant in the 80's at "Bolivar 83" community in the town of Zipaquira, north of Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. The two-man race between Petro and frontrunner Ivan Duque has tightened in the final stretch ahead of Sunday’s voting, with one poll indicating Petro having climbed to within 6 points of his conservative rival. In the first round of voting three weeks ago, Duque topped Petro by more than 14 points. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
June 16, 2018 - 7:41 pm
ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Gustavo Petro began his long ascent to the cusp of Colombia's presidency in this self-built barrio named after South American independence hero Simon Bolivar. In 1983, equipped with little more than a shovel and a surplus of revolutionary ideals, the then-clandestine...
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June 09, 2018 - 11:06 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Four U.S. service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the U.S. military said Saturday. A U.S. Africa Command statement said the four were in the care of the U.S. Embassy...
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