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Stories with subject: War and unrest
  • new storyTaiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 3:14 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.

  • Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:59 pm

    CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.

  • UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:08 pm

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.

  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:07 pm

    BERLIN - The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

  • Pennsylvania family to bury Korean War soldier recently ID'd 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:00 pm

    APOLLO, Pennsylvania - The relatives of a western Pennsylvania soldier who was wounded and taken captive during the Korean War will bury his remains at Arlington National Cemetery now that government scientists have identified them.

  • Colombia president says rebels likely carried out bombings 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:50 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - President Juan Manuel Santos said Friday that Colombia's second-largest rebel group is likely to blame for two bomb blasts in the capital that wounded 10 and rattled city residents who have become unaccustomed in recent years to such acts of violence.

  • Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:36 pm

    LISBON, Portugal - A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport.

  • Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 pm

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-Israel border crossing.

  • Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:17 pm

    LISBON, Portugal - A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport.

  • Militants, rebels in Syria announce new push for Aleppo 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:17 pm

    BEIRUT - Islamic militants and rebels in Syria launched fresh attacks on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Friday, setting off some of the heaviest fighting in months in the contested northern city, activists and state media said.

  • Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:04 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt.

  • Boko Haram kills 11 'traitors' in northeastern Nigerian town 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 12:11 pm

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Boko Haram militants Friday slit the throats of 11 alleged "traitors," witnesses said in the first news of desertions from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group.

  • Court rejects bid by victims' kin to clear Lockerbie bomber 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:26 am

    LONDON - Judges at a Scottish court ruled Friday that relatives of people killed in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland cannot launch an appeal on behalf of the only man convicted of the attack.

  • Monument to be dedicated to Marine who died in Persian Gulf 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:16 am

    SELLERSBURG, Indiana - Relatives of a southern Indiana Marine who died while supporting military operations against the Islamic State group will unveil a monument honoring him this weekend.

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:02 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday.

  • Bombings in Baghdad, town south of Iraqi capital kill 8 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:58 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say bombings in Baghdad and in a town south of the Iraqi capital have killed eight people.

  • Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:04 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced a man linked to a 2013 bombing that wounded an American tourist in one of the country's most prestigious hotels to life imprisonment and hard labor.

  • Srebrenica survivor brings solace in quest for human bones story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:19 am

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Day after day, Ramiz Nukic goes into the woods around Srebrenica in search of a tragic quarry: human bones.

  • Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years.

  • A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:50 am

    NIRIM, Israel - On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza.

  • Iraqi musicians play ancient oud to soften din of war 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:22 am

    BAGHDAD - In a Baghdad workshop plastered with black-and-white photos from a more peaceful time, Mahmoud Abdulnabi hand-carves a wooden oud, a string instrument with ancient roots that has fallen silent in much of the war-torn country.

  • Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am

    WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.

  • Palestinian killed after throwing rocks at Israeli vehicle 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:49 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military says troops opened fire and killed a Palestinian among a group that threw large rocks at their vehicle.

  • ND POW-MIA memorial dedication set at Veterans Cemetery 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:07 am

    MANDAN, North Dakota - A dedication ceremony is planned at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery for a memorial to prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action.

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.