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The Latest | UN chief calls for `urgent de-escalation' in the Middle East

Apr. 16, 2024 21:35 PM EDT

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for “urgent de-escalation” of hostilities in the Middle East. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday that Guterres made the comments during a phone conversation with Iran’s foreign minister following Tehran’s weekend...

'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

Apr. 16, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Garland’s films have vividly conjured a virus-caused pandemic (2002's “28 Days Later”), an uncontrollable artificial intelligence (2014’s “Ex Machina”) and, in his latest, “Civil War,” a near-future America in the throes of all-out warfare. Most...

Yellen says Iran's actions could cause global 'economic spillovers' and warns of more sanctions

Apr. 16, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned Tuesday of potential global economic damage from rising tensions in the Middle East and pledged that the U.S. and its allies won't hesitate to use their sanctions powers to address Iran's "malign and destabilizing activity” in the region....

Israel says it will retaliate against Iran. These are the risks that could pose to Israel

Apr. 16, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is vowing to retaliate against Iran, risking further expanding the shadow war between the two foes into a direct conflict after an Iranian attack over the weekend sent hundreds of drones and missiles toward Israel. Israeli officials have not said how or when...

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia call for a cease-fire in Gaza, saying efforts so far are insufficient

Apr. 16, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday called for an immediate cease-fire and uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian aid in Gaza. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, on a visit to Islamabad, said that international efforts toward a cease-fire...

Supreme Court gives some military veterans more generous educational benefits

Apr. 16, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a decorated veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in a protracted fight with the government over 12 months of G.I. Bill educational benefits. The court ruled 7-2 that the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly...

Armenia insists top UN court has jurisdiction to hear case accusing Azerbaijan of racial hatred

Apr. 16, 2024 07:30 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Armenia insisted Tuesday that the top United Nations court has jurisdiction to hear its case accusing Azerbaijan of breaching an international convention that aims to stamp out racial discrimination. At a preliminary hearing Monday, Azerbaijan had...

Israeli military tells Palestinians not to return to north Gaza after witnesses say troops killed 5

Apr. 15, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military renewed warnings on Monday for Palestinians not to return to northern Gaza, a day after witnesses and medical officials said Israeli troops opened fire and killed five people among throngs of displaced residents trying to walk back to their...

World donors pledge $2.1 billion in aid for war-stricken Sudan to ward off famine

Apr. 15, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

World donors pledged more than $2.1 billion in humanitarian aid for Sudan after a yearlong war that has pushed its population to the brink of famine, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday. Macron spoke at the end of an international conference in Paris aimed at drumming up...

In war saga 'The Sympathizer,' Vietnamese voices are no longer stuck in the background

Apr. 15, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

Vietnamese journalist-turned-filmmaker Phanxinê remembers exactly when he decided to make movies in his native country rather than Hollywood. It was in 2008 but it could have been a satirical scene out of the Vietnam Era-novel “The Sympathizer.” Someone from a movie studio...