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Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

Mali withdraws soldiers from regional counterterrorism force

May. 16, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s ruling junta says it will withdraw from the regional counterterrorism force known as the G5 Sahel, further isolating itself while it remains under economic sanctions. The G5 Sahel force — which also includes soldiers from the neighboring West African...

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

May. 14, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops were withdrawing from around Ukraine’s second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as Kyiv and Moscow's forces engaged in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial heartland. ...

As Iran-Taliban tensions rise, Afghan migrants in tinderbox

May. 02, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Taliban members who killed her activist husband offered Zahra Husseini a deal: Marry one of us, and you'll be safe. Husseini, 31, decided to flee. Through swaths of lawless flatlands she and her two small children trekked by foot, motorcycle and truck until...

Mali authorities permanently withdraw French media licenses

Apr. 27, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The High Authority for Communication of Mali announced Wednesday it is permanently suspending French media outlets Radio France International and France 24, two of the most listened to news outlets in the West African country. This is the first time that Mali's...

Kyiv regional police chief says bodies of more than 900 civilians found in region following Russian forces' withdrawal

Apr. 15, 2022 12:04 PM EDT
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Kyiv regional police chief says bodies of more than 900 civilians found in region following Russian forces' withdrawal.

Live Updates | Zelenskyy: Train station strike was war crime

Apr. 08, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country’s security service has intercepted communications of Russian troops that provide evidence of war crimes. “There are soldiers talking with their parents about what they stole and who they abducted. There are...

UN assembly suspends Russia from top human rights body

Apr. 07, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia from the world organization’s leading human rights body over allegations that Russian soldiers in Ukraine engaged in rights violations that the United States and Ukraine have called war crimes. It...

UN to vote Thursday on suspending Russia from rights council

Apr. 06, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly will vote Thursday on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated by the United States in response to the discovery of hundreds of bodies after Russian troops withdrew from towns near the Ukrainian...

In Bucha, Ukraine, burned, piled bodies among latest horrors

Apr. 06, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — One blackened body had arms raised in supplication, the face contorted in a horrible scream. The skull of another had a bullet hole in the left temple. The small blackened foot of a child could be seen in the tangle of charred bodies piled together in Bucha, the town outside...