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Rights groups say EU fails Afghans fleeing Taliban

Sep. 16, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Human rights and refugee groups appealed Thursday to the European Union to step up its help for people trying to flee Afghanistan, accusing the bloc of failing to do enough to assist those living in fear of Taliban rule. More than 100,000 people were...

Afghan charity workers find safety in North Macedonia

Sep. 15, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A group of 44 evacuees from Afghanistan arrived in North Macedonia Wednesday to receive temporary shelter, under an international effort to assist people considered to be at risk under Taliban rule. Most of the evacuees worked for the...

Official: Sudan floods have killed more than 80 since July

Sep. 13, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed some 35,000 homes since July, a senior police official said Monday. Flooding has killed 84 people and injured another 67 since the start of the...

Aid groups decry migrant camp conditions a year after fire

Sep. 09, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A year ago Thursday, on Sept. 9, Greece’s notoriously squalid refugee camp of Moria burnt down on the island of Lesbos, leaving nearly 12,000 people in need of emergency housing as winter approached. As the camp’s remnants smoldered, European...

Rights body raps Greece over migrant rescue crackdown

Sep. 03, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe’s top human rights body on Friday called on Greece’s parliament to withdraw articles included in draft legislation that would impose heavy penalties on nongovernmental organizations that carry out unsanctioned rescue operations of migrants at sea. ...

After months, Egypt frees reporter, activist, YouTube star

Aug. 30, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has released an online comedian, a journalist and a political activist after they spent months in pre-trail detention, two lawyers said Monday. It was the latest in a series of recent releases amid concerns by the United States and international...

Injured in Haiti quake at high risk of infection, amputation

Aug. 28, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — The home of clothing merchant Felix Pierre Genel collapsed before he could flee outside as a powerful earthquake shook southwestern Haiti. He was dug out of the rubble that same day with a broken arm and was among the somewhat fortunate ones who promptly received...

Nicaragua orders closure of 15 more NGOs

Aug. 26, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s legislature ordered the closure of 15 more non-governmental organizations Thursday, bringing to 45 the number whose permits to operate in the country have been cancelled in the last month. The groups affected include the Mejía...

Top Russian independent TV station branded a 'foreign agent'

Aug. 20, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday designated a top independent TV channel as a “foreign agent,” intensifying pressure on critical media ahead of next month's parliamentary election. The Justice Ministry announced that the Dozhd (Rain) TV channel and the...

Uganda suspends over 50 civic groups charging non-compliance

Aug. 20, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a blow to hundreds of thousands of people who directly benefit from the organizations' activities. The suspensions, which target...