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The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni’s wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a surge in Taliban attacks (all times local): 2:50 p.m. An Afghan aid group is offering to help with the wounded in the eastern city of Ghazni where critical battles are underway between government forces and the Taliban and where the local hospitals have been … Continue reading The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni’s wounded

BEIRUT | Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

BEIRUT  — Government airstrikes on opposition-held territory in northwest Syria killed at least 22 people, a monitoring group said Friday, as the U.N.’s children’s agency warned a new battle in the war-torn country could affect the lives of 1 million children. Government forces unleashed a wave of airstrikes across Idlib, Aleppo and Hama provinces after … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

MANILA, Philippines | Powerful bomb in van kills at least 10 in south Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino soldier, five militiamen and four villagers were killed by a powerful bomb that exploded in a van the troops were inspecting Tuesday amid threats of bombings in a southern province, military officials said. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Gerry Besana said one other government militiaman was wounded in the blast … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Powerful bomb in van kills at least 10 in south Philippines

BEIRUT  | Activists: Airstrike on shelter kills 17 in southwest Syria

BEIRUT  — A barrage of airstrikes hit rebel-held areas in southwestern Syria on Thursday, killing at least 17 civilians hiding in an underground shelter as government forces pressed their offensive to reclaim a region that was until recently part of a negotiated truce. The strategic southwestern corner of Syria extends from the border with Jordan … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Activists: Airstrike on shelter kills 17 in southwest Syria

SANAA, Yemen | Heavy fighting on Yemen’s west coast kills hundreds

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 600 people on both sides in recent days, security officials said Monday. Government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have been advancing along the western coast in recent weeks as they battle the Iran-allied rebels, known as … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Heavy fighting on Yemen’s west coast kills hundreds

SRINAGAR, India | Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters, killing at least 5

SRINAGAR, India — Government forces opened fire on protesters Sunday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing five people and wounding dozens more who had been trying to reach the site of gunbattle in which soldiers killed five rebels. Hundreds of villagers, shouting slogans eulogizing militants and demanding an end to Indian rule over the disputed region, threw … Continue reading SRINAGAR, India | Indian forces fire on Kashmir protesters, killing at least 5

BEIRUT | Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle

BEIRUT | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Syrian government forces moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district, state media reported. The area in southern Damascus is the last part of the capital not controlled by President … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle