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UN assembly condemns Myanmar coup, calls for arms embargo

Jun. 18, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a rare move, the U.N. General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arm embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated widespread global opposition to the junta and demanded the restoration of the country’s...

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

Jun. 16, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions standing above the country’s divisions. But the military is now...

Syria's last aid crossing in balance as Biden to meet Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

President Joe Biden will seek to stave off another surge of civilian suffering in the devastating war in Syria when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, appealing to Putin to drop a threat to close the last aid crossing into that country. Russian forces have...

Erdogan and Biden meet at a tense moment for Turkish-US ties

Jun. 13, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Joe Biden and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have known each other for years, but their meeting Monday will be their first as heads of state. And it comes at a particularly tense moment for relations between their two countries. ...

Saudi Arabia says Houthi drone lands in school; no injuries

Jun. 13, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Sunday a bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels crash-landed in the premises of a school in the province of Asir near the kingdom’s southern border. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency, the...

Officials: Explosion kills 6 separatists in southern Yemen

Jun. 11, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An explosion in Yemen's southern province of Abyan on Friday killed at least six separatist troops and wounded 15 people, including civilians, Yemeni security and medical officials said. The source of the explosion was not immediately known and no...

Watchdog warns of aid disaster in Syria; shelling kills 11

Jun. 10, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading rights group warned Thursday that millions of Syrians risk losing access to lifesaving aid, including food and COVID-19 vaccines, if Russia manages to block at the U.N. Security Council the use of the last remaining cross-border corridor for U.N. aid into rebel-held...

UN says worker died after being hit by cargo at Yemeni port

Jun. 01, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni port worker died at the country's Red Sea port of Hodeida after he was hit by a container being offloaded from a vessel, the U.N. food program said Tuesday. The accident took place on Monday when workers were offloading a vessel carrying...

Protesters slam choice of Syria for board of UN health body

May. 31, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of medical workers in rebel-held northwest Syria on Monday protested a decision to grant President Bashar Assad's government a seat on the executive board of the World Health Organization. They said Assad is responsible for bombing hospitals and clinics across the...

UN envoy says he's frustrated as Yemen truce talks derailed

May. 31, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Monday expressed frustration that his efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the war-torn country have been derailed by warring parties seeking gains on the battlefield. Martin Griffiths said ongoing fighting in...