• Today in History

    Today in History

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 photo, Martin Corena, acting commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s southern bloc, FARC, addresses his troops in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. Corena is calling on President Barack Obama to free a guerrilla leader jailed for more than a decade in the U.S. Corena said Ricardo Palmera’s 60-year sentence in connection to the FARC’s holding captive of three American defense contracts was incompatible with Obama’s support for a peace deal. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombian rebel leader calls on US to free jailed comrade

    JUNGLES OF PUTUMAYO, Colombia (AP) — One of Colombia’s most-grizzled and important rebel fighters is calling on President Barack Obama to do more to support peace and to free a guerrilla leader jailed for more than a decade in the United States.

  • Tear gas shells are exploded to disperse Kashmiri Muslim protesters in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. The Himalayan region has been under curfew for almost six weeks as the largest street protests in years erupted after Indian troops killed a top rebel leader. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    AP EXPLAINS: Why Kashmir has been torn by decadeslong strife

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread in early July that Indian troops had killed a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous and immense. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns and villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops.

  • In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, arrested communist rebel leaders Benito, left, and Wilma Tiamzon raise their fists as they await for their bail petition hearing at the Regional Trial Court, Thursday, in Manila, Philippines.   Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders walked out of a maximum security jail Friday, Aug. 19,  to join next week's resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Top Philippine communist leaders freed to join peace talks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders walked out of a maximum security jail Friday to join next week’s resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-raging rebellions.

  • Turkish authorities search outside the damaged building of the police headquarters after an explosion in Elazig, eastern Turkey, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.  Two car bombings targeted police stations in Turkey, killing a number of people and wounding hundreds, officials said Thursday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Elazig explosion within Turkey. (Sahismail Gezici/DHA via AP)

    14 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 220 hurt

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey’s security forces, killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 220 others, officials said Thursday.