• Leader of Indonesia attack plot gets 11 years in prison

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian militant linked to the Islamic State group smiled and raised one finger toward heaven after a court on Wednesday sentenced him to 11 years in prison for leading a plot to attack a presidential guard-changing ceremony in Jakarta.

  • Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

  • Children flee, fight amid Congo’s growing Kasai violence

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo’s Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims.

  • Iran recruits Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say counterterrorism officials and analysts.

  • The Latest: At least 45 dead in attack on Iraq checkpoint

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):