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Haiti’s transitional council appoints new Cabinet tasked with leading a country under siege by gangs

Jun. 13, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s transitional council appointed a new Cabinet on Tuesday, marking the final step in rebuilding the government that will lead a country under siege by gangs. Government spokeswoman Kettia Marcellus confirmed the existence of the new Cabinet and...

Aspects of US restrictions on asylum-seekers may violate international protections, UNHCR head says

Jun. 12, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency says he understands that the Biden administration enacted new restrictions on asylum-seekers entering the United States, but cautioned that some aspects of the executive order may violate refugee protection required in international law. ...

1,000 days have passed since the Taliban barred girls from secondary education, the UN says

Jun. 12, 2024 22:05 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — One thousand days have passed since girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending secondary schools. That's according to the U.N. children’s agency, which said Thursday that “no country can move forward when half its population is left behind.” UNICEF...

Report by UN-backed experts cites crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian militants starting 0ct. 7

Jun. 12, 2024 03:25 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed human rights experts say in a report issued Wednesday that Israeli forces and Palestinian militants engaged in sexual and gender-based violence during the first months of the Israel-Hamas war. The independent experts, in a detailed chronicling of events...

UN says violence against children in conflict reached extreme levels in 2023, including in Gaza

Jun. 11, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Violence against children caught in multiplying and escalating conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, with an unprecedented number of killings and injuries in crises, from Israel and the Palestinian territories to Sudan, Myanmar and Ukraine, according to a new U.N....

Palestinian players continue push for World Cup qualification amid war back home

Jun. 11, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Mohammed Rashid once worked as a forklift driver in a Chicago warehouse. Fast forward to these grim times and Rashid, along with his Palestinian soccer teammates, carry a heavier weight knowing success on the field offers a little respite from the war raging...

UN says Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes in a deadly raid

Jun. 11, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office is citing possible war crimes by Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in connection with a deadly raid by Israeli forces that freed four hostages over the weekend and killed hundreds of Palestinians. Office spokesman Jeremy Laurence...

A brew of ancient coca is Bolivia's buzzy new beer. But it's unclear if the world will buy in

Jun. 11, 2024 11:57 AM EDT

TRINIDAD PAMPA, Bolivia (AP) — If it were anywhere else in South America, the nondescript house with buckets of coca leaves soaking in liquid could be mistaken for a clandestine cocaine lab. But this is La Paz, Bolivia, and the fruity aroma of coca steeping in barrels signals that...

UN cites possible war crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian armed groups after Nuseirat raid that freed 4 hostages

Jun. 11, 2024 05:29 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — UN cites possible war crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian armed groups after Nuseirat raid that freed 4 hostages.

Yemen's Houthi claim to break up US-Israel spy network, days after arresting UN staffers

Jun. 10, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Monday they had arrested members of an “American-Israeli spy network” days after detaining at least 11 U.N. staffers along with others from aid organizations. Maj. Gen. Abdulhakim al-Khayewani, head of the Houthis’ intelligence...