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Houthis, aid group: Death toll from prison airstrike hits 82

Jan. 22, 2022 14:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has climbed to at least 82 detainees, the rebels and an aid group said Saturday. Internet access in the Arab world’s poorest country meanwhile remained largely down...

Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led airstrike on prison killed 70

Jan. 21, 2022 23:08 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Friday, killing at least 70 detainees and wounding dozens, a rebel minister said. The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that knocked the Arab world's poorest country off the internet. ...

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen prison hit by airstrike hadn't been reported to UN, Red Cross as a protected site

Jan. 21, 2022 22:28 PM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi-led coalition says Yemen prison hit by airstrike hadn't been reported to UN, Red Cross as a protected site.

UN chief: World more unpredictable than during the Cold War

Jan. 21, 2022 18:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the current world is “much more chaotic, much less predictable” than during the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the United States, and it's dangerous because there are no “instruments” to deal with...

Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia coast; 4 dead, 7 missing

Jan. 21, 2022 12:44 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four people died after a boat carrying Europe-bound migrants on the Mediterranean Sea sank off Tunisia's coast, the Tunisian Defense Ministry said Friday. Defense Ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri said navy divers rescued 21 people on Thursday night and seven...

WHO: COVID boosters should start with most vulnerable

Jan. 21, 2022 09:31 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says that coronavirus vaccine boosters should now now be offered to people, starting with the most vulnerable, in a move away from its previous insistence that boosters were unnecessary for healthy adults and an acknowledgment that the vaccine supply is...

Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

Jan. 21, 2022 09:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Taliban delegation plans to travel to Norway next week for talks with the Norwegian government and several allied countries, as well as meetings with civil society activists and human rights defenders from Afghanistan. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry...

Nigeria extremists still ‘very dangerous,’ says UN official

Jan. 21, 2022 08:46 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Islamic extremist insurgency in northeast Nigeria is a “very, very dangerous (and) very threatening” crisis that needs more than $1 billion in aid in 2022 to assist those hit by the decade-long conflict, United Nations humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said. ...

UN chief: World worse now due to COVID, climate, conflict

Jan. 21, 2022 00:50 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere — but...

UN General Assembly head urges peace during Beijing Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 00:24 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the General Assembly appealed to the U.N.’s 193 member nations on Thursday to take “concrete actions” to promote peace during next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. Abdulla Shahid also called on all warring parties in conflicts...