War and unrest

An instructor helps a volunteer soldier practice with a sniper rifle near a front line at a military base during a military conflict in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh is raging, unimpeded by a U.S.-brokered cease-fire, while Armenia and Azerbaijan are trading blame for the deal's quick unraveling. (AP Photo)
October 28, 2020 - 7:41 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Deadly fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh showed no signs of abating Wednesday despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that took force just two days ago and has so far failed to halt the flare-up of a decades-old...
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Residents lineup to cast their vote Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Dodoma, Tanzania, for a presidential election that the opposition warns is already deeply compromised by manipulation and deadly violence. (AP Photo)
October 28, 2020 - 3:22 am
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Long lines of voters in Tanzania went to the polls on Wednesday for a presidential election that the opposition warns is already deeply compromised by manipulation and deadly violence. “My life is in danger,” the chairman of one of the East African nation’s top opposition...
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October 27, 2020 - 12:10 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Tuesday convicted a local employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul of aiding a terrorist organization and sentenced him to five years and two months in prison, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The Istanbul court found Mete Canturk, a Consulate...
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October 27, 2020 - 11:15 am
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped an American citizen in the West African nation of Niger early Tuesday and demanded a ransom from his relatives, a local government official said. Philipe Nathan Walton was taken from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger at 1:45 a.m., Ibrahim Abba Lele, a...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Erdogan, who has been railing against France for condoning caricatures of the prophet of Islam, called on Turkish citizens for the first time on Monday to boycott French products.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
October 27, 2020 - 11:15 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after the anti-Islam politician posted a series of tweets against the Turkish leader, including one that described him as a “terrorist.” The state-run Anadolu Agency said Erdogan’s lawyer on Tuesday...
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October 27, 2020 - 11:12 am
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Police in Tanzania shot dead at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud ahead of the country’s presidential election, a major opposition party asserted Tuesday, while officials denied it and residents braced for Wednesday's vote. The ACT Wazalendo party also...
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An Armenian wounded soldier receives treatment in a military hospital near the frontline in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating the new U.S.-brokered cease-fire aimed to halt the fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. (AP Photo)
October 27, 2020 - 10:04 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan exchanged more accusations of shelling on Tuesday, with fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in its fifth week and largely unhindered by a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that was announced over the weekend. The Armenian military accused...
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Supporters of the religious student group, Islami Jamiat Tulba, hold a representation of the French flag with a defaced image of French President Emmanuel Macron and Urdu writing which reads, "Down with France," during a protest against the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
October 27, 2020 - 8:40 am
PARIS (AP) — France is increasing security at religious sites as the interior minister said Tuesday that the country faces a “very high” risk of terrorist threats, amid growing geopolitical tensions following the beheading of a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad...
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Pakistani rescue workers and police officers examine the site of a bomb explosion in an Islamic seminary, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. A powerful bomb blast ripped through the Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing some students and wounding dozens others, police and a hospital spokesman said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
October 27, 2020 - 5:28 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others, police and a hospital spokesman said. The bombing happened as a prominent...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2007, file photo, a Taiwanese navy frigate launches a "Harpoon" surface-to-surface missile during the second day of the annual Hankuang military exercises off Ilan, central eastern coast of Taiwan. The State Department says it has notified Congress of plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon attack missiles to Taiwan, a move likely to anger China. The announcement on Oct. 26, 2020, came just hours after China said it will sanction Boeing Co.’s defense unit, Lockheed Martin Corp. and other U.S. military contractors for supplying weapons to Taiwan.(AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
October 27, 2020 - 2:45 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Tuesday that recent proposed of U.S. sales of missiles and other arms systems will boost the island’s ability to credibly defend itself, amid rising threats from China. The comments from defense ministry spokesperson Shih Shun-wen came a day after China said it...
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