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Stories with subject: Rebellions and uprisings
  • Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:16 am

    WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

  • Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 10:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.

  • The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 10:02 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

  • Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 11:35 am

    BEIRUT - Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

  • Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:23 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed without endangering the remaining captives.

  • South Sudan rebel leader returns to the capital story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday afternoon, to become vice president and to try to end the civil war that in two and a half years has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.

  • Ethiopian troops enter South Sudan to rescue 125 children 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 12:07 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - Ethiopian troops were operating in South Sudan on Thursday after crossing the border to rescue about 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid, and top officials from both countries sought to coordinate their efforts.

  • Texas, New Mexico oil producers push for import limits 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 6:40 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Oil drilling companies and royalty owners from the Texas Panhandle to New Mexico's stretch of the Permian Basin are embarking on a grass-roots campaign to limit foreign oil imports, salvaging what they say is a major sector of the U.S. economy.

  • AP INTERVIEW: Top Syrian official rules out Assad departure story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:15 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - A top Syrian official said on Wednesday that the opposition has to let go of its "dream" for a transitional government, saying that such a thing amounts to a coup d'etat and "will never be accepted."

  • South Sudan: Clashes ahead of rebel leader's arrival 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 9:42 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's security officials have arrested and severely beaten 16 members of the rebels' publicity team, days before the expected arrival of rebel leader Riek Machar, a spokesman for the rebels said Tuesday.