Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. The deal is estimated to be worth about […]

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as […]

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar in early June. A copy of the list was obtained by The Associated Press and translated from Arabic. A look at the demands: — […]

Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A huge suicide car bombing outside a bank in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Thursday targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the Kabul Bank in […]

Belgium tightens security after failed Brussels bombing

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting “Allahu akbar” at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge. A soldier killed the attacker, who had tried to set […]

A military and diplomatic analysis of the Syrian conflict

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The U.S. military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied Kurdish force that is battling […]

Man plows van into crowd by London mosque; 10 injured

LONDON (AP) — A man plowed a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday in an attack that police say they are investigating as a terrorist incident. Ten people were injured in the attack and police said another man died at the scene, though he was receiving first […]

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