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Stories with subject: Militant groups
  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:52 pm
  • MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists.

  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:27 pm
  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.

  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:45 pm
  • RAMALLAH, West Bank - This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:52 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:16 am
  • BAGHDAD - Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.

  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:56 am
  • RAMALLAH, West Bank - This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

  • Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:52 pm
  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with the government.

  • UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:55 am
  • KAMPALA, Uganda - About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.

  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:02 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:06 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.

  • 2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Philippine raid 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:07 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.

  • Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:46 am
  • BEIRUT - The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated it as three rebel explosive experts and four assistants met inside, turning the villa to rubble in seconds.

  • Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:39 pm
  • BEIRUT - For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's Beirut apartment.

  • UN: militias attack fleeing Central Africans 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:32 am
  • GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency says Christian militias in Central African Republic are attacking people trying to flee the country, forcing them to take more dangerous routes across the border.

  • Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:16 pm
  • CAIRO - An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December.

  • UN approves force for Central African Republic 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:07 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture and sexual violence.

  • Real IRA man charged with 29 Omagh bomb murders 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:35 pm
  • DUBLIN - An Irish Republican Army veteran was charged Thursday with 29 murders over the 1998 car bomb attack on Omagh, the deadliest bombing of the entire Northern Ireland conflict.

  • Priest: 30 dead in Central African Republic clash 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:04 am
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - Clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic have left at least 30 people dead and forced others to flee their homes, a priest said Thursday.

  • In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:49 am
  • TRIPOLI, Libya - In a humiliating video, Libya's top politician - the head of parliament - is seen begging with a militia commander, trying to explain to him why he was caught with two women in his residence and insisting nothing scandalous was going on.

  • Kenya: 3,000 arrested after terror attacks 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:52 pm
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 3,000 people were arrested in Kenya during four days of security operations across the country following a wave of terror attacks, officials said Tuesday.

  • Egypt arrests a top aide to al-Qaida chief 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:14 pm
  • CAIRO - Egyptian authorities arrested a top aide to al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri in a Nile Delta city on Monday and are interrogating him in an undisclosed location, officials said.

  • Hezbollah: Danger to Syria's president eliminated 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:41 pm
  • BEIRUT - The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is no longer in danger of falling, the leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper.

  • C. African Republic peacekeeper injured in clash 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:09 pm
  • BANGUI, Central African Republic - A Burundian soldier has been wounded while trying to stop an attack by a Christian militia in Central African Republic's capital.

  • AP photographer killed, reporter wounded 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

  • Militant group frees abducted Iran border guards 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:07 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - A semi-official Iranian news agency is reporting that an al-Qaida-affiliated militant group operating in a lawless frontier area along the Pakistan-Iran border has released Iranian border guards abducted two months ago.