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WHO says over 200 killed in fighting over Libyan capital

Apr. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organization said, announcing it would deploy medical specialists, including surgeons, to treat the wounded. The clashes, which erupted earlier in...

UN calls for Yemen agreement to be implemented without delay

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Wednesday that agreements reached four months ago by the warring parties in Yemen have not been carried out and called for their implementation "without delay." The council reiterated its endorsement of the Dec. 13 cease-fire...

Sudan officials: Ousted president moved to Khartoum prison

Apr. 17, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military rulers transferred ousted President Omar al-Bashir to a prison in the country's capital as hundreds of people marched Wednesday to a sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, calling for a quick handover of power to a civilian leadership. The significance of...

Proposed UN resolution demands immediate cease-fire in Libya

Apr. 16, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. resolution demands that all parties in Libya immediately de-escalate the fighting and commit to a cease-fire. The British-drafted resolution, circulated to Security Council members and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, also calls on all parties to immediately...

The Latest: UN Libya condemns increase in heavy weapons use

Apr. 16, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments In Libya (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The U.N. political mission in Libya is condemning the increased use of heavy weapons and indiscriminate shelling in and around the capital Tripoli. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday the heavy weapons and shelling have...

UN envoy: Yemen parties agree on initial Hodeida withdrawals

Apr. 15, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Monday that the government and Houthi rebels have reached agreement on the military plan for the initial redeployment of forces from the key port of Hodeida. Martin Griffiths told the Security Council by video link from Amman that "when — and...

UN votes to end peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15

Apr. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15 and establish a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. U.N. military peacekeepers...

The Latest: Sudan's post-coup transitional leader steps down

Apr. 12, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Sudan (all times local): 10 p.m. Sudan's defense minister says on TV he's stepping down as transitional leader a day after ousting the country's embattled autocratic president. Gen. Awad Ibn Ouf also announced his successor, army Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, general...

Trump's Golan move causes concern in Lebanon for land owners

Apr. 11, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

CHEBAA, Lebanon (AP) — Akram Kanaan looked toward an Israeli military position on a snow-capped mountain that overlooks the village of Chebaa in southern Lebanon, pointing toward the scenic area captured by Israel more than five decades ago. No matter how long it takes, he says, it will eventually return...

UN extends experts monitoring North Korea sanctions

Apr. 10, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the mandate of the U.N. panel of experts monitoring sanctions on North Korea, with Russia urging its members "to correct" the negative impact of the tough measures on the lives of ordinary citizens. Adoption of the resolution...