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Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians

May. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of young people and college students have been at the forefront of Colombia's antigovernment protests for more than two weeks, armed with improvised shields made from garbage cans and umbrellas. They have taken the brunt of the...

Analysis: Israel, Hamas race to claim victory before truce

May. 14, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas know that a fourth Gaza war, like the three before, would be as inconclusive as it is devastating for the impoverished territory's 2 million Palestinians. But in the days or weeks before an inevitable truce, each will aim for something it can call a...

N Ireland's main unionist party picks traditionalist leader

May. 14, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party chose a religious conservative from the party's traditionalist wing as its new leader on Friday. Edwin Poots, currently Northern Ireland's agriculture minister, won a two-person contest to lead the...

South Sudan, nearing 10 years old, struggles for stability

May. 14, 2021 04:43 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — As South Sudan approaches 10 years of being an independent country, many challenges remain for the world’s youngest state. A 2018 peace deal ending a five-year civil war has faced delays in implementation. A government of national unity was...

Radical rabbi's followers rise in Israel amid new violence

May. 14, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the 1980s, Rabbi Meir Kahane's violent anti-Arab ideology was considered so repugnant that Israel banned him from parliament and the U.S. listed his party as a terrorist group. Today, his disciples march through the streets by the hundreds, chanting...

Radical rabbi's followers rise in Israel amid new violence

May. 13, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the 1980s, Rabbi Meir Kahane's violent anti-Arab ideology was considered so repugnant that Israel banned him from parliament and the U.S. listed his party as a terrorist group. Today, his disciples march through the streets by the hundreds, chanting...

Officials say Egyptian delegation is in Tel Aviv in effort to negotiate a cease-fire in escalating Gaza conflict

May. 13, 2021 07:38 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Officials say Egyptian delegation is in Tel Aviv in effort to negotiate a cease-fire in escalating Gaza conflict.

Analysis: Violence upends Biden's Israel-Palestinian outlook

May. 12, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence has flummoxed the Biden administration in its first four months as it attempts to craft a Middle East policy it believes will be more durable and fairer than that of its predecessor. Its early hesitation to...

Pakistani PM: No talks until India restores Kashmir autonomy

May. 11, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister on Tuesday ruled out talks with neighboring nuclear-rival India, saying they cannot happen until New Delhi restores the semi-autonomous status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Imran Khan's remarks were apparently...

EU talks up Afghan support as US leaves, security declines

May. 10, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday debated ways to maintain support for Afghanistan’s beleaguered government after a brutal weekend attack on a girls' school underscored deep concern that violence will spread as U.S.-led troops leave the country. ...