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EXPLAINER: What are Colombia's ex-FARC splinter groups?

Dec. 01, 2021 00:07 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Biden administration revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, five years after the rebel group signed a peace deal with the government. However, it imposed the same designation on two splinter groups that are still...

Haiti prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil

Nov. 24, 2021 19:11 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The appointments come as Haiti struggles with a rise in...

Turkey: Man in custody sought for Haitian president's death

Nov. 16, 2021 11:10 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have issued a 40-day temporary custody order for a man considered a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and placed him in a prison in Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. The...

Turkey arrests a Haitian businessman sought in Moïse killing

Nov. 15, 2021 19:22 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian businessman considered a suspect in the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse was arrested in Turkey, authorities in Haiti announced Monday. Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph said on his Twitter account that he...

UN condemns attempts to discredit Iraq's recent election

Nov. 15, 2021 17:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday condemned attempts to discredit Iraq’s election and deplored the use of violence to settle election-related grievances. The U.N.’s most powerful body congratulated the Iraqi government and the Independent...

Gang allows fuel to flow in Haiti -- but just for a week

Nov. 13, 2021 03:01 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A powerful Haitian gang leader said Friday he is easing a chokehold on fuel deliveries that has caused a growing crisis for hospitals, gas stations and even water supplies across the nation's capital. G9 gang leader Jimmy “Barbecue”...

Iraqi PM tours Baghdad area days after assassination attempt

Nov. 10, 2021 13:25 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister toured a Baghdad neighborhood on foot Wednesday, three days after he escaped an assassination attempt at his home in the Iraqi capital. In his first public appearance outside his residence since the attack, Prime Minister Mustafa...

Pope condemns 'vile' assassination attempt on Iraqi PM

Nov. 09, 2021 06:43 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis condemned an assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister as a “vile act of terrorism” and said Tuesday he is praying for peace in the country. The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, sent a telegram to Prime...

Powerful Iranian general visited Iraq after attack on PM

Nov. 08, 2021 13:46 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Iranian general visited Baghdad after the assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister, and said Tehran and its allies had nothing to do with the drone attack that lightly injured the Iraqi leader, two Iraqi politicians said Monday. News of...

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

Nov. 07, 2021 15:55 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The failed assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister at his residence on Sunday has ratcheted up tensions following last month’s parliamentary elections, in which the Iran-backed militias were the biggest losers. Helicopters circled in the...