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UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to renew expiring truce

Sep. 30, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is strongly urging Yemen’s warring parties to not only renew but expand a truce that expires Sunday, saying it has brought the longest period of relative calm since the conflict began in 2014. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday...

UN envoy says risk of return to war in Yemen 'real'

Sep. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned that the risk of a return to fighting “is real,” urging warring parties to accept a longer extension of the current ceasefire due to expire next month. Hans Grundberg's stark warning late Tuesday came after he met in Saudi...

Syria, North Korea take swipes at West as UN assembly ends

Sep. 26, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Some of the West's fiercest critics made their cases in the closing hours of the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders, as Syria and North Korea on Monday accused the United States and its allies of trying to impose their will on the world. Syria’s...

'People’s tribunal' seeks justice over journalist killings

Sep. 20, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unofficial tribunal organized by a group of media freedom organizations declared Mexico, Sri Lanka and Syria guilty of violating international humanitarian law for failing to protect journalists. The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists,...

Fleeing civilians drown amid new attacks in South Sudan

Sep. 08, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Frantic civilians are drowning as they flee a new eruption in fighting in South Sudan and perhaps hundreds have died in the attacks, the United Nations said Thursday. “Initial reports describe unimaginable scenes of Adidiang (town) set ablaze,...

Syrian activists says airstrikes on Idlib province kill 7

Sep. 08, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes over the country’s northwestern Idlib province on Thursday killed seven civilians and wounded at least 12, activists and first responders said. The Syrian opposition, which now holds only a tiny sliver of the country, blamed Russian...

Mine explodes in north Syria, killing 4 young brothers

Sep. 05, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Four children were killed Monday when a mine and explosives left inside an abandoned apartment went off in a rebel-held town in northern Syria, an opposition war monitor and a paramedic group said. The opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets,...

US election conspiracies find fertile ground in conferences

Sep. 04, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — On a quiet Saturday in an Omaha hotel, about 50 people gathered in a ballroom to learn about elections. The subject wasn't voter registration drives or poll worker volunteer training. Instead, they paid $25 each to listen to panelists lay out conspiracy theories...

Yemen official accuses Houthi rebels of killing senior judge

Sep. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Gunmen killed a judge on Yemen's Supreme Court in the capital Sanaa, officials said Thursday, and a senior official in the internationally recognized government accused militias allied to Houthi rebels in the slaying. Judge Mohamed Homran was killed after the...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 30, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 29 The Washington Post on Lindsey Graham's riot prediction. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham on Sunday said that if the Justice Department prosecutes former president Donald Trump for...