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Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in southern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:47am

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb killed three civilians in the southern Kandahar province.

Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:35am

Sudan's sate-run news agency says a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term has abruptly canceled its meeting.

Israel PM appoints interim foreign minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:34am

Israel's prime minister has appointed an interim foreign minister after holding the post himself for the last four years.

Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:54am

Iran's parliament speaker said Sunday that an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard was "planned and carried out from inside Pakistan," which he said should answer for it.

Iran blasts US efforts to turn Europe against nuclear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:54am

Iran's foreign minister is blasting the United States' "unhealthy fixation" with his country and condemning the Trump administration's efforts to press European countries to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Tehran.

US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:19am

Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday.

Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern Bangladesh

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:19am

A devastating blaze raced through a crammed slum in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, killing at least nine people and injuring several others, a fire official said.

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:22am

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:41pm

Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the "Empire" actor played a role in the assault on him by two men that he said shouted homophobic and racial slurs last month. In a statement, the lawyers say: "Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying."

Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soon

Juan Antonio Guzman Calderon, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:53pm

An improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week, authorities said Saturday.

Armed bar attack kills 5, wounds 5 more in Mexico's Cancun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:26pm

Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday.

Montenegrins march demanding government resignation

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:49pm

Several thousand people rallied in Montenegro on Saturday to demand the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic's government over allegations of corruption.

Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:52am

Bulgarian nationalists have marched through Sofia, the country's capital, to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities.

Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:16am

A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia.

Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:04am

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump ahead of his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:49am

The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation.

North Macedonia police break up migrant smugglers ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:41am

Police in North Macedonia say they've broken up a criminal ring of migrant smugglers and filed charges against 21 people, including a police officer, for illegal trafficking.

Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:41am

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hezbollah denies US charges it has cells in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:36am

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has denied U.S. assertions that it has cells in Venezuela saying the Latin American nation "does not need them."