- US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground Updated: Jun-29-15 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the war against the Islamic State.
- Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror Updated: Jun-29-15 4:57 am
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical ideologies back home. It's also a country full of vulnerable targets, with an economy that depends on welcoming European tourists to its warm Mediterranean shore.
- Years of revolt, turmoil haunt Egypt's children Updated: Jun-26-15 7:39 am
CAIRO - In Egypt, the years of turmoil following its 2011 uprising have seen revolutionary graffiti fade away as the country slowly tries to move on, but hidden scars remain for children who grew up during the chaos and lost loved ones.
- Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag Updated: Jun-24-15 11:13 am
ATLANTA - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol. But she hasn't said the Confederate veterans' monument alongside the flag should go.
- 4 Colombian soldiers die when helicopter lands in minefield Updated: Jun-22-15 8:02 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Four Colombian soldiers were killed Monday when their helicopter landed in a minefield, the latest attack attributed to leftist rebels as both sides in the country's long-running conflict harden their positions amid languishing peace talks.
- New website documents civil unrest in Baltimore Updated: Jun-19-15 4:50 am
BALTIMORE - The Maryland Historical Society has unveiled a new website that features photographs, videos and oral histories from the recent civil unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray.
- Pope challenges world to clean up its filth Updated: Jun-19-15 3:55 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause from climate activists and a wide range of church, science and government leaders, but dismissive shrugs from those who doubt climate change.
- Correction: Ukraine-Artillery Duels story Updated: Jun-16-15 10:07 am
DONETSK, Ukraine - In a story June 15 about artillery duels in eastern Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rebel salvo hit a checkpoint, killing a rebel fighter. The shelling was apparent Ukrainian government fire.
- Utah man gets 27 months in alleged police station bomb plot Updated: Jun-11-15 5:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for what authorities said was a plot to blow up a police station, kill officers and trigger an anti-government uprising.
- Myanmar denies Indian army crossed border to attack rebels Updated: Jun-11-15 9:59 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A raid by India's army on insurgents accused of killing 18 Indian soldiers last week took place on Indian soil, not inside Myanmar as some Indian media reported, a Myanmar official said Thursday.
- Ethnic Kokang rebels declare unilateral ceasefire in Myanmar Updated: Jun-11-15 6:38 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Ethnic Kokang rebels fighting against government troops in northeastern Myanmar declared a unilateral ceasefire on Thursday.
- Congo army, UN take on rebel group in northeast Updated: Jun-10-15 1:52 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Congolese soldiers backed by U.N. forces have launched a military operation against a rebel group in the country's northeast and have killed at least 34 militants, officials said Wednesday.
- Fed up with failing peace, Ukraine rebels eager to fight Updated: Jun-06-15 11:25 am
DOKUCHAYEVSK, Ukraine - In this front-line town in eastern Ukraine, the cease-fire called more than three months ago seems to be only an insulting guise. Shelling rocks the area so often that dogs have learned to head for the basement at the first blast.
- Former vigilante leader runs for office in Mexican elections Updated: Jun-03-15 11:03 am
APATZINGAN, Mexico - Fed up with drug cartel demands for extortion payments, lime-grower Hipolito Mora picked up an old shotgun and led his neighbors in a vigilante uprising in 2013.