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Egypt says deadly extremist attack hits Sinai checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:33am

Egypt's military spokesman says extremists have attacked an army checkpoint in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula, causing 15 casualties, including the killing of at least one officer.

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Rodney Muhumuza and Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:14am

Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges."

North Macedonia: Bus crash death toll rises to 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:14am

Health authorities say the death toll from a bus crash in North Macedonia has risen to 15 after a man died early Saturday at a clinic in the capital, Skopje.

Clashes with police in Albanian opposition rally

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:16am

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters on Saturday clashed with police in an anti-government rally to protest what they say is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet, asking for its resignation and early elections.

Scattered yellow vest protests against Macron, anti-Semitism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:59am

Yellow vest protesters are holding scattered demonstrations around Paris and the rest of France amid waning support for their movement.

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:58am

As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.

The Latest: China not interested in joining missile treaty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:49am

The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):

Merkel defends Iran stance, urges China to join arms talks

David Rising and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:17am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and urged China to join future disarmament efforts.

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risks peace pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:12am

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed fear that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.

US-backed fighters squeezing IS gunmen in eastern Syria

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:07am

A U.S.-backed force in Syria is fighting the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province and the defeat of the extremists will soon be declared, a commander with the group said Saturday.

The Latest: Nigerian president 'disappointed' by poll delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:02am

The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local):

The Latest: EU says current agreement is "best possible"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:22am

The European Union presidency says the deal with Britain on leaving the bloc is the "best possible agreement" and preferable to a "no-deal" Brexit.

France: Syrian suspect accused of crimes against humanity

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:17am

French authorities have filed preliminary charges of complicity in crimes against humanity against a Syrian suspected of involvement in a bloody secret police crackdown on opposition activists.

Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sex abuse, punishing the U.S. churchman on eve of crisis summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:01am

Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sex abuse, punishing the U.S. churchman on eve of crisis summit.

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:50am

Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead.

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Rodney Muhumuza and Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:39am

Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges."

Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27

Ebrahim Noroozi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:01am

The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization.

AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack?

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:40am

With India's national elections barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish archrival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:41pm

Police say a 15-year employee being fired from a manufacturing company started shooting in its suburban Chicago plant, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old Gary Martin "was being terminated" before he started shooting at the Henry Pratt Co.