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Correction: Myanmar-ASEAN story

Aug. 16, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — In a story July 30 about Malaysia's position on Myanmar's responsibility for Rohingya refugees, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to which Malaysia belongs, has agreed to take Myanmar to the International Court of Justice for rights...

The Latest: Pakistan-controlled Kashmir leader dismisses LOC

Aug. 14, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on India's decision to downgrade Kashmir's status (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The leader of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir says his government will no longer recognize a decades-old border after India stripped the portion of the disputed Himalayan region it...

The Latest: Strict curfew eased in Kashmir, tensions high

Aug. 9, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on Kashmir (all times local): 7 p.m. In Iran's capital, the leader of Friday prayers cautioned India over its sudden downgrading of Indian-administered Kashmir, the Hindu-majority nation's only Muslim-majority region. Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, an adviser to Iran's...

Kashmir curfew partially eased for prayers amid lockdown

Aug. 9, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests still broke out in the disputed region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high with...

UN official says over 100,000 detained and missing in Syria

Aug. 7, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Reports suggest more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the eight-year conflict, with the government mainly responsible, the U.N. political chief said Wednesday. Rosemary DiCarlo urged all parties to heed the Security Council's call for...

The Latest: Erdogan hails Turkey-US efforts on Syria zone

Aug. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed a decision by Turkish and U.S. officials to set up a joint operations center as a first step toward the creation of a safe zone in northeast Syria. The Turkish and American...

N. Macedonian court rejects Kosovar's extradition to Serbia

Aug. 7, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A court in North Macedonia has rejected a Serbian extradition request for an ethnic Albanian former militant from Kosovo who was arrested under an international warrant for alleged war crimes. The Skopje court says it reviewed all documentation and found that conditions for...

War crimes-related case tossed against SEAL platoon leader

Aug. 1, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military...

Navy dismisses criminal case against officer charged with not reporting war crimes by Navy SEAL accused of murder

Aug. 1, 2019 8:17 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy dismisses criminal case against officer charged with not reporting war crimes by Navy SEAL accused of murder.

Former Kosovo PM refuses to answer court's questions

Jul. 24, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Kosovo's former prime minister refused to answer questions put to him Wednesday by prosecutors at a court investigating alleged war crimes by separatist fighters from the Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. Ramush Haradinaj said he had fulfilled his obligation to the court...