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Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

Sep. 25, 2018 5:51 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian media outlet close to the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks, further raising regional tensions after a weekend militant attack on a military parade in...

Philippine president's fiercest critic arrested, posts bail

Sep. 25, 2018 5:07 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court ordered President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress arrested Tuesday after the president revoked the senator's 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an unprecedented legal move the legislator called a...

Pakistan official: Gunmen kill policeman guarding polio team

Sep. 25, 2018 3:48 AM EDT

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says gunmen have shot and killed a policeman assigned to protect polio workers in the country's northwest. The killing comes amid a nationwide campaign aimed at vaccinating 38.6 million Pakistani children under the age of 5. The official, Anwarul Haq,...

Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

Sep. 25, 2018 3:45 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in...

World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall'

Sep. 25, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Gaza Strip's economy is in "free fall," a report from the World Bank warned Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international community to avoid "immediate collapse." According to the report, Gaza's economy contracted by 6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. It said...

Mexican gov't agency says 1968 massacre was a 'state crime'

Sep. 25, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time, a Mexican government body acknowledged on Monday that the massacre of student protesters at the capital's Plaza of the Three Cultures on Oct. 2, 1968, was a "state crime." Jaime Rochin, head of the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims, said the government...

Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Sep. 24, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world. "History will judge you should you stagnate too long in inaction," Graca...

The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exports

Sep. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran's exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by...

Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

Sep. 24, 2018 10:16 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic tourist with...

US: Myanmar military led 'extreme' violence against Rohingya

Sep. 24, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar's military targeted Rohingya civilians indiscriminately and often with "extreme brutality" in a coordinated campaign to drive the minority Muslims out of the country. The hard-hitting State Department report released Monday is...