Latest Civil wars News

Amid Yemen truce, Houthi rebels say falling drone kills 3

May. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said Monday that three people were killed in the country's capital when a drone aircraft crashed in a neighborhood after being shot down. In a statement, the Houthis said that their air defense system downed the surveillance drone and that it...

Sri Lankan protesters include Tamil victims in war memorial

May. 18, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan protesters lit flames and offered prayers Wednesday remembering thousands — including ethnic Tamil civilians — killed in the final stages of the country’s decadeslong civil war, in the first-ever event where mostly majority ethnic Sinhalese openly...

US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

May. 16, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration. The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly...

1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

May. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. The flight by national carrier Yemenia — also known as Yemen Airways — was bound for...

Guatemala judge threatened after decision on civil war crime

May. 11, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemala judge who last week ordered nine former police and military officers to stand trial for alleged crimes during that country’s civil war, said Wednesday that death threats against him had increased since announcing his decision. “They send me...

Syrians in desperate need of aid hit hard by Ukraine fallout

May. 08, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Umm Khaled hardly leaves the tent where she lives in northwest Syria, and she says she doesn’t pay attention to the news. But she knows one reason why it is getting harder and harder to feed herself and her children: Ukraine. “Prices have been going up, and this...

Cambodia hosts meeting on humanitarian assistance to Myanmar

May. 06, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met Friday in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, in a new effort to organize humanitarian assistance for strife-torn Myanmar, a goal that critics feel falls short of addressing the causes of the crisis in the...

Suspected IS militants kill 7 Syrians at Ramadan iftar meal

Apr. 28, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants attacked a Ramadan gathering hosted by a former official of a U.S.-backed group in eastern Syria, killing seven people and wounding four, opposition activists said Thursday. The Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the...

A political reckoning in Sri Lanka as debt crisis grows

Apr. 28, 2022 03:42 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sherry Fonseka joined millions in 2019 in electing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a military strategist whose brutal campaign helped end Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war 10 years earlier. Now he is one of thousands who, for weeks, have protested outside the...

Dozens killed in violence in one volatile South Sudan county

Apr. 25, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Dozens of people have recently been killed in violence that includes beheadings and sexual attacks in a volatile county in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan said Monday. The mission said it documented 72 civilian deaths between Feb. 17...