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Stories with subject: War and unrest
  • Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-03-15 7:34 pm

    The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.

  • Former WWII prisoners of war honored with state medals 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 6:52 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina veterans who were prisoners of war during World War II received state medals Thursday for their time in captivity.

  • 9/11 recovery workers: Congress must renew health programs 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 2:34 pm

    NEW YORK - Dozens of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers gathered at the World Trade Center site on Thursday to demand that Congress extend programs offering money and free health care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks.

  • American students attacked with firebomb in West Bank 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 1:59 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities say five American students escaped serious harm after their car was firebombed in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.

  • Q&A: Syria's civil war at the root of migrant crisis 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 1:36 pm

    BEIRUT - A 3-year-old boy washes ashore on a Turkish beach. Seventy-one migrants suffocate in a truck in Austria. Daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There seems to be no letup to the horrors triggered by Syria's civil war.

  • Nigerian army reinstates more than 3,000 soldiers fired 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 12:19 pm

    ABUJA, Nigeria - More than 3,000 soldiers who were dismissed from the Nigerian army for alleged indiscipline ?in the ongoing war with Boko Haram Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country have been reinstated, an army spokesman said Thursday.

  • Iraq: Separate bomb attacks kill 11 in and around Baghdad 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 11:17 am

    BAGHDAD - Officials say a wave of attacks in and around Baghdad has killed at least 11 civilians and wounded 28.

  • 7 suspected in Mali attacks arrested in Ivory Coast 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 9:44 am

    BAMAKO, Mali - Authorities say at least seven jihadis accused of attacking the Malian military in the country's south have been arrested in neighboring Ivory Coast.

  • Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate' 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 9:32 am

    GENEVA - The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.

  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 9:04 am

    BOSTON - Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad.

  • Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 3:33 am

    WASHINGTON - The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.

  • China marks Japan WWII defeat, shows rising power in parade story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 12:46 am

    BEIJING - China's leader presided over a parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might Thursday as fighter jets roared overhead, but pledged a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat.

  • UNICEF: 40 percent school dropouts in Mideast conflict areas 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 10:47 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.

  • Union chief: Political leaders idle on protecting police 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 7:49 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - President Barack Obama and other politicians of all stripes have done nothing to protect law enforcement officers and their families, the leader of the biggest union of Texas law enforcement officers said Wednesday.

  • Maine man killed in Afghanistan suicide attack laid to rest 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:58 pm

    EXETER, Maine - A civilian contractor who was killed in a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Afghanistan was remembered Wednesday as a family man who served his community and defended his country.

  • SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:34 pm

    IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel - The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company's critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.

  • AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 2:59 pm

    JERUSALEM - A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.

  • Taxpayers responsible for $30 million in legal fees 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 2:43 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Taxpayers are responsible for $30 million in legal fees a military contractor has spent defending itself against a lawsuit from soldiers who say the company exposed them to toxic chemicals in Iraq.

  • Mali, neighboring countries plan force to fight extremists 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 2:04 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Mali's defense ministry adviser says that five neighboring countries have met to discuss a joint force to fight extremism in the region.

  • Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:49 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:04 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town were describing the daring attack and its aftermath. One resident said some soldiers may have been taken captive by the rebels.

  • Massachusetts man appeals terror conviction 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:22 am

    BOSTON - A Massachusetts man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction.

  • Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 8:44 am

    ISLAMABAD - A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

  • Russia's Putin commemorates victory over Japan in WWII story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 7:52 am

    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin joined Russian veterans on Wednesday for an unusual ceremony commemorating the 1945 victory over Japan to end World War II.

  • A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:10 am

    BEIJING - When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities.