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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia’s Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky. Mount Soputan, located on the northern part of Sulawesi island, erupted twice Sunday morning, according to the national disaster agency’s spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said in anticipation of hot … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia’s Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

BEIRUT | Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on IS

BEIRUT— The main Syrian Kurdish-led militia warned on Thursday that threats by Turkey’s president to launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria will negatively impact their fight against the Islamic State group. Nuri Mehmud, spokesman of the People’s Protection Units or the YPG, also said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on IS

NAIROBI, Kenya | Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

NAIROBI, Kenya  — The former No. 2 leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group, who is now a top candidate in a regional election next week, was arrested on Thursday, prompting violent protests in which four people were killed, officials said. Mukhtar Robow, once al-Shabab’s spokesman, was arrested by Ethiopian troops that are part of the … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Ex-Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

LONDON | The Latest: German government approves Brexit legislation

LONDON  — The Latest on political turmoil in Britain (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Germany’s Cabinet has approved legislation to protect British residents’ rights in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit and to make the country a more attractive location for banks seeking to relocate. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: German government approves Brexit legislation

TOKYO | The Latest: Prosecutors deny plan to force Ghosn confession

TOKYO — The Latest on charges against former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on suspicion of underreporting his income (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A spokesman for the Tokyo prosecutors who have charged former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn with underreporting tens of millions of dollars of income … Continue reading TOKYO | The Latest: Prosecutors deny plan to force Ghosn confession

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 troops in western province

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed 14 Afghan soldiers and taken another 21 captive in an overnight attack in the country’s western Herat province. Herat provincial council member Najibullah Mohebi says attackers besieged two army outposts late on Thursday in Herat’s Shindand district. He says the fighting lasted for six … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 troops in western province