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Black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 deadGunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital, killing at least five and setting off an hours long battle with security forces
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
A view of the Turkey-Syria border area as seen from the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Several military trucks carrying tanks and other armored vehicles crossed into Syria late Saturday during anticipated ground offensive into a Syrian Kurdish enclave.T urkish jets pounded earlier the Kurdish-run enclave of Afrin in northern Syria which Turkey has vowed to clear of a Syrian Kurdish group which Turkey considers to be "terrorists." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkey says border town hit by rockets from Syria; 1 woundedFour rockets fired from Syria hit a Turkish border town as Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters push forward with an offensive to drive Syrian Kurdish forces from an enclave in northern Syria
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Security forces walk towards the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Roadside bomb kills 12 civilians in AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed at least 12 civilians in the western Herat province
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen disembark the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel.  (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Pence defends Trump's shift on Jerusalem during Mideast tourU.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
North Korean Hyon Song Wol, center, head of North Korea's art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The head of a hugely popular girl band arrived in South Korea on Sunday across the rivals' heavily fortified border to check preparations for a Northern art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. KoreaHead of popular North Korean girl band arrives in South Korea amid Olympic cooperation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, a man walks by a billboard encouraging more women candidates in upcoming parliament elections reading in Arabic "Half the society, half the parliament," in downtown Beirut, Lebanon during a conference on women participation in politics. Lebanon is holding its first parliamentary elections in nearly ten years in May. The government and local groups, with help from the United Nations and the European Union, are campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to the parliament, a daunting task in this country that may look like the Middle East's most liberal. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese women look for greater role in parliament electionsLebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Locals get a glimpse of Pope Francis from a tree top during a tribute to the Virgen de la Puerta at the Plaza de Armas in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Pope wrapping up contentious, restive trip to Latin AmericaPope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru's capital
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man lights a barricade during clashes in the Policarpo Paz Garcia neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Following a disputed election marred by irregularities, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the victor and will be inaugurated on Jan. 27. The opposition does not recognize Hernandez's victory and are protesting against the result. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in HondurasClashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, photo, South Korean Kim Hye-jin, a 39-year-old music instructor, speaks during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them. Kim said that South Korea was repeating an “outdated approach” in using sports diplomacy, saying that the previous unified teams and joint marches between the rivals never paved the way for sustained, meaningful engagement. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey teamSouth Koreans seem generally happy to see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but not on their own team
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Policemen block the main road near the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capitalAn Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A dove that was released on the arrival of Pope Francis roosts on a section of a red carpet at the airport in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Francis travelled to an area of northern Peru that is frequently hit by "El Nino" storms and was inundated in 2017 by flooding that killed more than 150 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope: Femicides in Latin America a scourge that must stopPope Francis is denouncing femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Romanian riot police run to prevent protesters from blocking a main boulevard during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Tens of thousands of Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption, briefly scuffling with riot police as they massed in University Square. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in RomaniaTens of thousands of Romanians have protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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