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UN envoy urges Libya rivals to unite at April conference

Mar. 20, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya on Wednesday urged rival factions to seize the "crucial opportunity" of a National Conference next month to unite the country and chart a roadmap to peace after years of division and chaos. If the opportunity isn't seized, Ghassan Salame warned, "we will be...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

Mar. 17, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles with bandoliers strapped across their chests. Hamza bin Laden, with a traditional Arab coffee pot...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

Mar. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden now finds himself in the crosshairs of world powers. In rapid succession in recent weeks, the U.S. put a bounty of up to $1 million on him; the U.N. Security Council...

US and China clash over 'belt and road' in Afghan resolution

Mar. 15, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and China clashed Friday over Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program after the Security Council unanimously approved a bare bones resolution extending the mandate of the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan for six months. Last year's...

Russia and US spar over South Sudan peace agreement

Mar. 15, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council extended the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by a vote of 14-0 on Friday with Russia abstaining to protest the resolution's failure to welcome September's peace agreement. Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyansky's complaint was...

Security Council members report no progress on Yemen deal

Mar. 13, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Security Council members said envoy Martin Griffiths reported no progress Wednesday in getting the warring parties in Yemen to withdraw their forces from the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports as called for in an agreement they signed in December. France's U.N. Ambassador...

UN expert says Kim Jong Un demand shows sanctions work

Mar. 12, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea said Tuesday the fact that the only thing Kim Jong Un asked for at the Hanoi summit was to have sanctions lifted shows they are biting — despite his increasingly sophisticated efforts to evade the tough...

The Latest: Colombia: Maduro relatives seek outage relief

Mar. 12, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Like many other Venezuelans, they were sick and tired of the blackout. Colombian authorities say 10 people close to President Nicolas Maduro tried to enter the country Monday seeking relief...

UN warns thousands trapped in Yemen's northern flashpoint

Mar. 12, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency warned Tuesday that thousands of Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes between warring factions are trapped in an embattled northern district, an area that has become another flashpoint in the country's bitter civil war. Over 5,300 families have fled from the...

The Latest: US aviation team arrives at Ethiopia crash site

Mar. 12, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:50 p.m. A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner crashed, killing 157 people on a flight to Kenya. A Federal Aviation Administration statement said the American...