Latest Violence News

Wave of electoral violence in southern Mexico claims 14 lives in matter of days

May. 19, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Attacks on political candidates in Mexico's violence-torn southern state of Chiapas have left at least 14 people dead in recent days, local authorities and candidates said Sunday. The latest attack late Sunday targeted the car driving Nicolás Noriega, who...

French security forces work to regain control of airport highway in violence-scorched New Caledonia

May. 19, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

Using armored vehicles and backhoes to shove aside charred barricades, French security forces worked Sunday to retake control of the highway to the international airport in violence-scorched New Caledonia, shuttered because of deadly unrest wracking the French Pacific archipelago where indigenous...

As killings surge, Haitians struggle to bury loved ones and find closure in violent capital

May. 19, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dressed in black and white, the crowd of angry teenagers squeezed into a narrow street in Haiti’s capital. They stopped in front of a cemetery and hoisted a coffin onto their shoulders, tears rolling down some faces. “Viv Ansanm manje...

Pakistan asks its nationals studying in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners

May. 18, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan asked its nationals in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners in the capital Friday night over some unknown dispute with migrants, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. It also repatriated 140 Pakistani students from Bishkek after the violence. ...

Militia clashes rock western Libyan town. At least 1 civilian was killed, officials say

May. 18, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between government-allied militias rocked a coastal town in western Libya, trapping families inside their homes and forcing the closure of schools Saturday, officials said. At least one civilian was killed. The latest bout of violence in the chaos-stricken...

French authorities report a sixth fatality in New Caledonia violence

May. 18, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

French security forces reported another death Saturday in armed clashes in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, the sixth fatality in nearly a week of violent unrest scorching the archipelago whose indigenous population has long sought independence. The person was killed...

A mayoral candidate and 5 other people killed in gunfire at a campaign rally in southern Mexico

May. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mayoral candidate and five other people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a campaign rally in the violence-wracked southern Mexico state of Chiapas, officials said. State prosecutors said a young girl was among the six people killed in the gunfire late...

Washington state trooper fatally shoots a man during a freeway altercation, police say

May. 17, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state trooper fatally shot a man with a hammer who had attacked state Department of Transportation workers along Interstate 5 north of Seattle, law enforcement officials said. Around 4 p.m. Thursday, state patrol troopers responded to a report of...

Social divisions and hostile rhetoric in Slovakia provide fertile ground for political violence

May. 17, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When a gunman shot Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico this week, shock rippled across the Central European country — even though the pro-Russia leader himself warned that the nation was so divided that an assassination attempt was possible. Slovaks have...

Violence in New Caledonia subsides slightly as France sends reinforcements for security

May. 17, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The number of violent incidents reported in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia fell slightly on Friday, after France imposed a state of emergency following protests over voting reforms backed by the government in Paris. About 1,000 reinforcements for the...