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Hundreds of inmates flee after armed gangs storm Haiti's main prison, leaving bodies behind

Mar. 03, 2024 19:28 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of inmates fled Haiti's main prison after armed gangs stormed the facility in an overnight explosion of violence that engulfed much of the capital. At least five people were dead Sunday. The jailbreak marked a new low in Haiti's downward spiral...

Police in Haiti struggle against gangs storming prison in latest surge of violence

Mar. 02, 2024 22:09 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Police in Haiti urgently appealed for help Saturday night as they struggled to hold back gangs trying to storm the country's main prison in a major escalation of violence sweeping the troubled Caribbean nation. “They need help,” a union representing...

Violence and rights abuses threaten South Sudan's stability, a UN report warns

Mar. 02, 2024 14:26 PM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Mass violence and gross human rights violations in South Sudan continue unabated ahead of landmark elections due to take place in December, a report by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan has warned. Patterns of violence, violations and...

The Latest | US will airdrop aid to Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire as crowd sought food

Mar. 01, 2024 23:55 PM EST

The United States military will airdrop humanitarian assistance into Gaza, President Joe Biden announced Friday, a day after witnesses say Israeli forces shot desperately hungry Palestinians crowding around a food aid truck. At least 115 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more...

Haley says she raised a strong $12M in February, but can't point to long-term plan to beat Trump

Mar. 01, 2024 23:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Friday that she raised $12 million in February, a haul that will likely allow her to remain in the Republican primary against former President Donald Trump past next week's Super Tuesday — even though she can't point to an...

Haitian police spokesman says new gang attacks overwhelmed officers: 'The city center was at war'

Mar. 01, 2024 22:08 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police were overwhelmed by a series of coordinated violent attacks by gang members across the capital in which four officers were killed, a national police spokesman said Friday. The attacks Thursday in Port-au-Prince were led by gunmen who...

Gaza doctor says gunfire accounted for 80% of the wounds at his hospital from aid convoy bloodshed

Mar. 01, 2024 20:01 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The head of a Gaza City hospital that treated some of the Palestinians wounded in the bloodshed surrounding an aid convoy said Friday that more than 80% had been struck by gunfire, suggesting there was heavy shooting by Israeli troops. At least 115...

The EU says it will send funds to Gaza's main aid provider after the UN agency agrees to an audit

Mar. 01, 2024 10:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that it will pay 50 million euros ($54 million) to the main provider of aid in Gaza next week after the cash-strapped U.N. agency agreed to allow EU-appointed experts to audit the way it screens staff to identify extremists. The UNRWA...

Kenya and Haiti sign agreements to try and salvage plan to deploy Kenyan police to battle gangs

Mar. 01, 2024 09:02 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya and Haiti signed agreements Friday to try to salvage a plan for the African country to deploy 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean nation to help combat gang violence that has surged to unprecedented levels. Kenya agreed in October to lead a...

UN experts: Sudan's paramilitary forces carried out ethnic killings and rapes that may be war crimes

Mar. 01, 2024 01:27 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Paramilitary forces and their allied militias fighting to take power in Sudan carried out widespread ethnic killings and rapes while taking control of much of western Darfur that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, United Nations experts said in a new...