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US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:45am

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders.

Pakistan: Airstrikes target militants on Afghan border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:30am

The Pakistani military says the air force has killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes in a tribal region along the Afghan border.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for discussions on defeating Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:30am

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for discussions on defeating Islamic State group.

At least 14 killed in Philippine bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:22am

Philippine town officials say at least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed when their rented bus lost its brakes on a downhill road and slammed into a post.

Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:50pm

Cambodia's legislature has approved amending a law governing political parties that would allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act clearly aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:55pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:40pm

Malaysia's ambassador to North Korea has been recalled from Pyongyang amid rising tensions between the countries over the death in Kuala Lumpur of an estranged scion of North Korea's ruling family.

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea amid tensions over its investigation of killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:30pm

Malaysia recalls ambassador to North Korea amid tensions over its investigation of killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother.

Taiwan protests Spain's deporting of 200 Taiwanese to China

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:05pm

Taiwan's foreign ministry has protested Spain's decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, in the latest instance of a government moving to deport citizens of the self-governing island to its rival.

Rembrandt drawing 'hidden' in museum for 250 years found

Judith Vonberg, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:49pm

A chalk drawing of a dog has been identified as a work by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, after it spent almost 250 years mistakenly credited to a German painter.

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 5:51pm

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.

Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 4:33pm

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.

Bomb explodes by Colombia bull ring, injuring 26

Camilo Hernandez and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 3:11pm

A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians, Colombian authorities said.

Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

Aron Heller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 2:51pm

Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, former American officials confirmed Sunday, in apparent contradiction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.

Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 2:13pm

Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, according to former U.S. officials.

Mexico: 5 dead bodies dumped along highway in Veracruz state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:55pm

Mexican authorities say the dead bodies of five men were dumped along a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

5 arrested in Kiev clash between nationalists, police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 1:15pm

Five people have been detained and one policeman injured in a clash between Ukrainian nationalist demonstrators and police outside the presidential administration building in Kiev.

Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 12:14pm

Somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast.

A top Jewish leader urges Trump act against anti-Semitism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:57am

A top American Jewish leader is urging President Donald Trump to speak out against anti-Semitism amid a surge in harassment of Jews in the U.S.