Rebellions and uprisings

Sandinista militias stand guard at a torn down barricade after police and pro-government militias stormed the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Heavily armed police and militias laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Cristibal Venegas)
July 17, 2018 - 11:22 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya's...
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In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 photo, a Syrian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint, in the eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. Arabic on the barrels reads, "Crown of the Arab Bashar", left, and " Assad's Syria". (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
July 16, 2018 - 10:14 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and government forces clashed over a reconnaissance point near the frontier with Israel, a monitoring group said Monday, as the government pressed forward with military operations in the country's southwest. Government forces bombed villages and rebel positions around...
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In this July 11, 2018 photo, booths marketing products by event sponsors Budweiser and Coca-Cola stand beside a statue of Lenin, as fans arrive for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at Luzhniki Stadium, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 14, 2018 - 12:34 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — When Lenin had a thirst for revolution, this is not what he had in mind. Fans attending Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia will pass a huge statue of the Bolshevik Revolution's leader as they enter the Luzhniki Stadium. Abutting the rear of the monument is a Budweiser...
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FILE - This Thursday, July 5, 2018 file photo provided by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by Syrian government forces bombardment, in Daraa province, southern Syria. Syrian activists and state media said Thursday, July 12, 2018 that the rebels have agreed to surrender Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad with Arab Spring-inspired protests seven years ago, to government forces. (Nabaa Media via AP, File)
July 12, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time in more than seven years, the Syrian government raised its flag Thursday over Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad in 2011 and plunge the country into its calamitous civil war. The display is laden with symbolism as the government moves to...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo former Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany. A German court on Thursday, July 12, 2018 decided that he can be extradited to Spain on breach of trust charges but denied the extradition on charges of rebellion. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
July 12, 2018 - 6:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court removed a hurdle Thursday for legally allowing the extradition of a prominent Catalan politician to Spain on charges of embezzlement, although no such extradition request has been approved by prosecutors. In its decision in the case of Carles Puigdemont, the Schleswig-...
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This frame grab from video provided on Saturday, July 7, 2018 by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows a convoy of Syrian military vehicles near the Naseeb border crossing with Jordan, in the southern province of Daraa, Syria. Syrian troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier, after rebels announced they had reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end the violence in Daraa and surrender the crossing. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 8:10 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier following a crushing two-week offensive, and after...
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FILE - In this Oct.8, 2017 file photo, a man holds a portrait of activist Nasser Zefzafi as people take part in a demonstration demanding the liberation of activists, prompted by the death of a fish vendor, in Casablanca, Morocco. The charismatic leader of a Moroccan protest movement was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison along with three activists after mass demonstrations touched off by the death of a fish seller. Zefzafi and the three were convicted late Tuesday June 26, 2018 of threatening state security. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)
June 27, 2018 - 3:43 pm
TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched in Morocco's capital Wednesday to denounce the convictions of a charismatic protest movement leader and three other activists, all given the maximum prison sentence of 20 years over mass demonstrations touched off by the death of a fish seller...
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June 23, 2018 - 8:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria state media and opposition activists say government troops are advancing on rebel-held areas in the country's southwestern region amid intense clashes in a widening offensive, shattering a U.S-backed truce. State news agency SANA reported fierce clashes Saturday in the al-Lujat...
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Indian paramilitary soldiers walk on a road dotted with bricks and stones thrown at them during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Shops, businesses and schools shut down in the Indian portion of Kashmir Thursday in response to a strike call given by separatists against recent civilian deaths and the killing of a senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
June 22, 2018 - 8:42 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people were injured. Government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip that...
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In this May 2016 photo provided by Spenser Rapone, Rapone raises his left fist while displaying a sign inside his hat that reads "Communism will win," after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. After Rapone, who was already a combat veteran after serving with the First Ranger Battalion in Afghanistan, posted the photos on Facebook, the Army dismissed him with an "other than honorable" discharge. (Courtesy of Spenser Rapone via AP)
June 19, 2018 - 5:57 am
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over...
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