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TEHRAN, Iran | Cargo plane crashes in Iran; reports say at least 7 killed

TEHRAN, Iran —Jan 14, 2019—A Boeing 707 cargo plane coming from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, state media reported, with local reports suggesting at least seven people were killed. Fire immediately engulfed the aircraft after it skidded off a runway and crashed into a wall separating the air … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Cargo plane crashes in Iran; reports say at least 7 killed

BAGHDAD | The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD — Jan 11, 2019—The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to “hostile targets” near the capital of Damascus. State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in Damascus. It was not immediately … Continue reading BAGHDAD | The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

ROME | The Latest: Italy: North Korean envoy didn’t ask for asylum

ROME —Jan 03, 2019—The Latest on the disappearance of a North Korean diplomat and his wife from Italy (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The Italian Foreign Ministry says the envoy who had been North Korea’s acting ambassador in Rome has not asked Italian authorities for asylum. South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers in Seoul on … Continue reading ROME | The Latest: Italy: North Korean envoy didn’t ask for asylum

WASHINGTON | Hill leaders, Trump to meet on border in WH Situation Room

WASHINGTON  —Jan 02, 2019— Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?” The partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22. Funding for Trump’s pet project, a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hill leaders, Trump to meet on border in WH Situation Room

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds ban on branch of Bandidos biker club

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — An appeals court has upheld a ban on a Dutch arm of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, agreeing with a lower court’s conclusion that the biker gang forms a threat to public order. In a written ruling issued Tuesday, the appeals court in Arnhem said that members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds ban on branch of Bandidos biker club

MOSCOW | Ukrainian fighter jet crashes on landing, pilot is killed

MOSCOW  — Ukraine’s military says a Ukrainian air force pilot has died when his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed while attempting to land at a base in the northern region of Zhytomyr. The Ukrainian General Staff wrote on its Facebook page that the plane went down Saturday during a routine flight. An investigation into the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Ukrainian fighter jet crashes on landing, pilot is killed

WASHINGTON  | Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role. Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was seen as the favorite for the job when Trump announced Saturday that Kelly would leave around year’s end. But … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff

KABUL, Afghanistan | Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least ten civilians were killed following an airstrike in the eastern Paktia province bordering Pakistan, Afghan officials said Sunday. Shausta Jan Ahady, a former provincial council member, said that women and children were among those killed in the strike carried out a day earlier. He said local residents displayed the bodies … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan