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EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

May. 22, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. Europol said Wednesday that more than 450...

Dutch police arrest Syrian suspected of war crimes, terror

May. 21, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of war crimes and terrorism in his home country where he allegedly was a commander in the former al-Qaida affiliate the Nusra Front. Prosecutors say in a statement that the suspect, a 47-year-old man living in...

Amnesty International says civilians attacked in Libya

May. 16, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Combatants in Libya committed "unlawful" attacks against civilians during fighting in the capital Tripoli, Amnesty International said Thursday, and called on the United Nations to impose an arms embargo on the war-ridden country. The global rights group issued a statement quoting its Deputy...

Security agents attack Sudanese sit-ins, 5 killed in clashes

May. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protesters said Tuesday that security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that killed five people, including an army officer, and heightened tensions as the opposition holds talks with the military. Both the...

Saudi ship facing arms protests leaves Spanish port

May. 13, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Saudi cargo ship that Spanish arms control groups suspect is carrying European weapons for possible use in Yemen left the port of Santander on Monday and sailed for Genoa, Italy. The Bahri Yanbu left the northern Spanish port after loading two containers, Alberto Estevez, of the Control...

EU 'stands united' behind Cyprus over Turkish drilling bid

May. 9, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

SIBIU, Romania (AP) — The European Union "stands united" with Cyprus, a top official from the bloc said Thursday, after the Cypriot president blasted Turkey's bid to drill for gas in waters where the east Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights as a "new invasion." European Council...

ICC prosecutor warns Libyan combatants against war crimes

May. 8, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor warned Libya's warring parties Wednesday that her office is prepared to investigate and prosecute anyone committing war crimes or crimes against humanity. Fatou Bensouda's warning in a briefing to the Security Council followed the U.N....

ICC prosecutor addresses UN despite US visa ban

May. 8, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Trump administration's revocation of International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's U.S. visa didn't hinder her from coming to the United Nations on Wednesday to address the Security Council. Bensouda did not mention the visa ban in her briefing to the council on Libya...

Cyprus: Turkey's drilling bid violates international law

May. 4, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' foreign ministry says Turkey's bid to drill for natural gas in waters where the island nation has exclusive economic rights is a "flagrant violation" of its sovereignty under international law. The ministry in a statement on Saturday says the bid shows Turkey's "real...

Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Apr. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The rights activist told the Security Council that if the U.N.'s most...