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Islamic extremists denounce Somalia's new president

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 7:26am

A commander of Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels denounced the country's recent election of a new president and vowed to continue fighting the government, the first official comment from al-Shabab since the president's election earlier this month.

Malaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left country

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 7:14am

Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday.

Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 7:05am

Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group officially began.

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

Bram Janssen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 7:04am

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city.

Blast in Somalia kills 15 in Mogadishu marketplace

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:53am

A Somali police officer says a blast at a busy market in the western part of Somalia's capital killed at least 15 people.

10 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka's southwest coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:10am

At least 10 people were killed and seven others rescued Sunday after the boat they were traveling in capsized off of Sri Lanka's southwestern coast, police said.

UN Syria envoy seeks momentum in upcoming Geneva talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:00am

The U.N. envoy for Syria says he's hoping upcoming peace talks in Geneva produce new momentum and that much depends upon the position the U.S. decides to take.

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:40am

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden.

Muslim groups criticize Wilders' 'Moroccan scum' comments

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:32am

Muslim organizations in the Netherlands on Sunday criticized disparaging comments about Moroccans made by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, but say they are just the latest in a long string of insults.

Report: Israeli leader turned down regional peace initiative

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:32am

An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.

US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:30am

The United States says it is disturbed by Russia's decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine.

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:44am

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II.

Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:01am

A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.

Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:14am

Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine.

Sudan's president accompanies UAE's rulers to defense show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 2:20am

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has accompanied two of the United Arab Emirates' most-powerful rulers to a defense show.

Malaysia police say they're searching for 4 more North Korean suspects in death of N. Korean leader's half brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 12:20am

Malaysia police say they're searching for 4 more North Korean suspects in death of N. Korean leader's half brother.

Iraqi prime minister announces launch of the operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:40pm

Iraqi prime minister announces launch of the operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group.

Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 5:52pm

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as "obsolete."

New Gambian president promises reforms, freedoms

Abdoulie John and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 3:56pm

Gambia's new president promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands attended a ceremony Saturday marking his inauguration after a tense political standoff with the country's former longtime leader.