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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses judges of the International Court of Justice for the second day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands. Myanmar says it will submit a report due Saturday, May 23, 2020, outlining its claims of compliance with an order from the International Court of Justice to protect members of its Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Myanmar prepares response to Int'l Court order on Rohingya

May. 22, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it will submit a report due Saturday outlining its claims of compliance with an order from the International Court of Justice to protect members of its Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority. The Netherlands-based court in January issued an order for Myanmar to implement...

UN team reports new evidence against Islamic State in Iraq

May. 18, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. investigative team says it has made “significant progress” in collecting new sources of evidence in Iraq against Islamic State extremists, including over 2 million call records that should strengthen cases against perpetrators of crimes against the Yazidi minority...

ICC rejects compensation claim by former Congo VP Bemba

May. 18, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Monday rejected a multimillion euro compensation claim by a former Congolese vice president who was cleared of war crimes charges after spending a decade in the court's custody. Jean-Pierre Bemba filed a claim for compensation and damages...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, right, wears a mouth mask after addressing a video press conference at the conclusion of a video conference of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)

Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation

May. 15, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Jordan's king warned Israel of a “massive conflict” if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, as European Union foreign ministers agreed on Friday to step up diplomatic efforts to try to head off such a move. Israel has vowed to annex Jewish...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about the coronavirus during news conference at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)

Despite virus, Pompeo talks West Bank annexation in Israel

May. 13, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the country's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teen in a clash with stone-throwers in the occupied territory. Pompeo's brief...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, listens during a teleconference with his cabinet in Istanbul, Monday, May 11, 2020. Erdogan announced a new four-day curfew to stem infections, that includes the weekend and a public holiday on May 19. The country has opted to impose short weekend curfews, instead of full lockdowns, fearing their possible negative effects on the already troubled economy.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey accuses five nations of forming 'alliance of evil'

May. 12, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday accused Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates of seeking to form an “alliance of evil” after these countries issued a joint declaration denouncing Ankara’s policies in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya. In a strongly-worded...

UN says 3 peacekeepers killed, 4 wounded in Mali attacks

May. 10, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said three peacekeepers from Chad were killed and four others seriously injured Sunday in attacks against a U.N. convoy in northern Mali using improvised explosive devices. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the...

Libya gov't warns of escalation after attacks near embassies

May. 8, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The head of Libya’s U.N.-supported government on Friday warned of an escalation in the battle for Tripoli after rockets struck near foreign embassies in the capital, drawing sharp condemnation from the European Union and United Nations. The Tripoli-based health ministry said an attack...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Tripoli government forces clash with forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, south of the capital Tripoli, Libya. Two Libyan militia commanders and a Syrian war monitor group say Turkey is deploying Syrian extremists to fight in Libya's civil war. These extremists are affiliated with groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. They're fighting as mercenaries on behalf of the United Nations-supported government in Libya. The Libyan sources told The Associated Press that Turkey has airlifted more than 2,500 foreign fighters into Tripoli, and that “dozens” are extremist-affiliated. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed, File)

Libyan official: 5 killed, dozens wounds in Tripoli shelling

May. 7, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Artillery shelling by Libya's eastern-based forces killed more than five civilians and wounded dozens in the capital, Tripoli, an official with the country's U.N.-supported government said Thursday. It was the latest attack on Tripoli by the eastern forces’ commander Khalifa Hifter,...

Prosecutor says ICC is working on new Libya arrest warrants

May. 5, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said Tuesday her office is working on new arrest warrants in Libya, pointing to the high number of civilian casualties from airstrikes and artillery fire while stressing that military commanders may be held responsible for crimes...