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Algerian lawyers march to demand Bouteflika's departure

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of lawyers in Algeria marched in the country's capital, Algiers, to demand the departure of ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the end of his term scheduled on April 28.3/23/2019 4:02 am

Teen's mom on cop's acquittal: 'Hope that man never sleeps'

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh braced for protests a day after the verdict.3/23/2019 3:56 am

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants in the country's east, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.3/23/2019 3:42 am

UK prime minister may not seek vote on Brexit deal this week

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has told lawmakers she may not seek passage of her troubled Brexit withdrawal plan in Parliament next week.3/23/2019 3:39 am

Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including official

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said.3/23/2019 3:38 am

Q&A: The end of the Islamic State group's "caliphate"

BEIRUT (AP) — The announcement of victory over the Islamic State group in Syria marks the end of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, a proto-state in which they held millions hostage to their dark and brutal vision.3/23/2019 3:37 am

The Latest: Dozens believed trapped during Somalia attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):3/23/2019 3:31 am

Gunmen storm Somalia govt building after suicide car bombing

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Five gunmen stormed into a government building in the Somali capital following a suicide car bombing at the gates on Saturday, a police officer said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation.3/23/2019 3:19 am

Egyptian singer banned after claiming lack of free speech

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian singer has been banned from performing in her home country after suggesting that it does not respect free speech.3/23/2019 3:15 am

French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security

PARIS (AP) — The French government vowed to strengthen security as yellow vest protesters stage a 19th round of demonstrations, in an effort to avoid a repeat of last week's riots in Paris.3/23/2019 2:52 am

Latest World News

IDB bank calls off annual meeting next week in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Inter-American Development Bank is calling off its general assembly next week in China amid a dispute over the participation of a Venezuelan representative opposed by Beijing.3/23/2019 1:47 am

Q&A: Golan Heights an area of beauty, strategic value

BEIRUT (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights turns the tables on decades of U.S. diplomacy and international law and threatens to further inflame regional tensions.3/22/2019 11:48 am

US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.3/21/2019 8:26 pm

Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week to step up pressure on Iran and its local ally, Hezbollah. But he could face resistance even from America's local allies, who fear that pushing too hard could spark a backlash and endanger the tiny country's fragile peace.3/21/2019 5:58 am

US' Pompeo boosts Israel prime minister ahead of election

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday lauded the White House's warm ties with Israel during a visit to the country and promised to step up pressure on Iran, giving a public boost to Israel's prime minister at the height of a tight re-election campaign.3/20/2019 12:19 pm

Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has sparked an acute diplomatic spat with far-off New Zealand and Australia, referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch mosque shooting as targeting Islam.3/20/2019 10:30 am

Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory.3/19/2019 12:19 pm

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange.3/15/2019 5:45 am

EU targets 8 more Russians over naval incident off Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has imposed sanctions on eight more Russian officials that it says were involved in the seizure by Russia of Ukrainian ships and crew in November.3/15/2019 5:16 am

Israel strikes Gaza targets following Tel Aviv rocket attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence.3/14/2019 6:32 pm