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Iraq launches new push in southeast Mosul

December 6, 2016

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — After weeks of unchanging front lines, the Iraqi army rolled Tuesday into a southeastern Mosul neighborhood held by Islamic State militants, taking a hospital before meeting... more »»

Syria says it seized nearly 75 percent of eastern Aleppo

December 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and allied militias captured Aleppo's centrally located al-Shaar neighborhood from rebels on Tuesday, securing nearly three quarters of the besieged enclave... more »»

The Latest: Kerry hopes to revive Syria talks

December 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

10 p.m.

U.S. more »»

The Latest: Rebel shelling in north Syria kills at least 10

December 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

8:45 p.m. more »»

Lebanese women protest against rape law

December 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandages, gathered Tuesday outside government buildings in Lebanon's capital to protes... more »»

NATO, EU make show of unity amid uncertainty posed by Trump

December 6, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union made a public show of unity Tuesday in the face of criticism from Donald Trump, hailing their deepening cooperation as the U.S. more »»

Cazeneuve is France's new prime minister as Valls steps down

December 6, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Bernard Cazeneuve became France's new prime minister on Tuesday, shifting over from his job as interior minister after Manuel Valls stepped down as prime minister to focus on running... more »»

German conservatives back Merkel amid tough talk on migrants

December 6, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new term Tuesday as the leader of Germany's main conservative party after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant... more »»

Syrian government forces advance on 2 fronts in Aleppo

December 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and allied militias captured Aleppo's centrally located al-Shaar neighborhood from rebels on Tuesday as the government and its ally Russia rejected a... more »»

Southern Madagascar to suffer drought impact into 2017

December 6, 2016

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Some rain fell in southern Madagascar last week, a rare piece of good news for a drought-hit region where nearly 1 million people face severe hunger because of... more »»

Germany's Merkel re-elected as conservative party leader

December 6, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new two-year term Tuesday as the leader of Germany's main conservative party, gaining solid backing after stressing her determination to prevent a... more »»

Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul

December 6, 2016

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi army on Tuesday pushed into another neighborhood held by the Islamic State group on the southeastern edge of Mosul, according to a military statement and Iraqi... more »»

Israel artist displays golden statue of Netanyahu in protest

December 6, 2016

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tel Aviv residents woke up Tuesday to an unusual site — a golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed prominently in front of City Hall in an act of... more »»

The Latest: Syrian forces take more east Aleppo districts

December 6, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

4 p.m. more »»

Amnesty slams lasting, forced displacement of Turkey's Kurds

December 6, 2016

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have forcibly evicted tens of thousands of people in security operations in a predominantly Kurdish district of southeastern Turkey, a human rights... more »»

Saudi court sentences 15 to death in Iran spy cell trial

December 6, 2016

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison terms in a case involving an alleged Iranian spy cell, a sign of the... more »»

Germany's Merkel seeks new party term amid migrant concerns

December 6, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday stressed her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant influx as she seeks a new two-year term in charge of her... more »»

Ugandan rebel charged with 70 counts, including murder, rape

December 6, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged senior commander in the brutal militia of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 70 charges including murder, rape, sexual enslavement... more »»

Poland's top court upholds refusal to extradite Polanski

December 6, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed a refusal to detain and extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. if he enters Poland. more »»

 
 
 

 

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