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US airstrikes help repel attack on US base in Somalia

The U.S. military carried out two airstrikes and exchanged small arms fire with al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia after a base used by U.S. personnel was attacked by a vehicle-borne bomb Monday, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement to CNN.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

Hong Kong police fired blue dye from a water cannon, rounds of tear gas and a live warning shot as protesters lit fires and threw petrol bombs and bricks on Sunday in clashes ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Biden: ‘Hate is on the rise again'

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned speech to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday, warning that racism and white supremacy still persist in the country.

White House declines to rule out Trump-Iran meeting

White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Donald Trump has "many options on the table" when it comes to responding to what his administration has described as Iran's role in a crippling strike on Saudi Arabia's oil production this weekend.

Drone strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity

Coordinated strikes on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities, among the world's largest and most important energy production centers, have disrupted about half of the kingdom's oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply.

US still interested in Taliban peace deal, Pompeo says

The US is still interested in striking a peace deal with the Taliban, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN Sunday, but won't move forward until there is proof that the Taliban can deliver on its commitments under a potential agreement.

Arrests won't stop Hong Kong's protests

Police and protesters faced off in Hong Kong for the 13th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy protests, amid plumes of tear gas and scattered fires. Over a long night of violent clashes, police fired two warning shots skyward, and rolled out a water cannon for the second time

Yemen fighting brings Saudi-led coalition to brink of collapse

Yemen's government and the United Arab Emirates are supposedly on the same side in the country's long-running conflict. But the government is now accusing the UAE of killing dozens of its troops in a series of airstrikes this week. And that's left the Saudi-led coalition that was formed to fight the Houthi rebels in disarray.

Assad's military moves in to town it gassed in 2017

Two years ago, a chemical strike by the Syrian regime in Khan Sheikhoun killed dozens and resulted in the Trump administration carrying out airstrikes mostly targeting against Syrian airfields, a warning from the most powerful nation in the world, that was more of a slap on the wrist.