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PRISTINA, KosovoKosovo lawmakers agree to consider creating national army

PRISTINA, Kosovo— Lawmakers in Kosovo have agreed to consider proposed laws on transforming the country’s security forces into a regular army. The 120-seat parliament voted on Thursday to accept the government’s proposals and refer them to commissions for debate before bringing the laws to the floor for final votes. Lawmakers representing Kosovo’s Serb minority boycotted … Continue reading PRISTINA, KosovoKosovo lawmakers agree to consider creating national army

PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Serbia alerts forces after Kosovar police deploy

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Latest on ongoing efforts to stabilize relations between Kosovo and Serbia (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A Serbian government official says security forces have been put on alert after Kosovo’s special police were deployed in the country’s Serb-dominated north. Office for Kosovo and Metohija Director Marko Djuric said Serbia reacted after … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Serbia alerts forces after Kosovar police deploy

TEHRAN, Iran | Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 8

TEHRAN, Iran— Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least eight members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, local media reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 8

KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

KAMPALA, Uganda — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

KAMPALA, Uganda| Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda  — The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. The toll was likely to go up, John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press after dozens of … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda| Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country “or we shall die trying,” shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture. The opposition lawmaker, who has emerged as a popular … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

BASRA, Iraq | Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in southern city

BASRA, Iraq  — Angry protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra on Friday, setting a fire inside amid a wave of demonstrations that have turned deadly in the past few days, a security official and eyewitnesses said. At least 10 protesters have died in clashes with security forces since Monday, including … Continue reading BASRA, Iraq | Iraqi protesters set fire to Iran consulate in southern city

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 3

NAIROBI, Kenya — At least six people were killed, including two children, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Sunday. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the vehicle near … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 3