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New bout of heavy fighting in Yemen kills dozens

Apr. 20, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say heavy fighting in Yemen's southern Dhale province between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed more than 85 people. The officials say the Houthi rebels recaptured the district of Damt and the surrounding area from forces allied with the internationally...

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...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...

First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

Apr. 16, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery of aid to...

Congo's leader sets Ebola outbreak end date after 800 deaths

Apr. 16, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's president said Tuesday that he wants an Ebola virus outbreak that already has become the country's second-deadliest contained in less than three months, although some health experts estimate it could take twice as long. President Felix Tshisekedi set the timeline while visiting...

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 says 146 killed in Libya as Italy calls for cease-fire

Apr. 15, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — At least 146 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an offensive on the capital earlier this month, the U.N. said Monday, as Italy called for an immediate cease-fire and the withdrawal of his forces. The World Health Organization said 614 others have been...

AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

Apr. 15, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. The top deputy facing the allegations had departed, the leader who presided over the troubled institution announced plans to bow out early and managers...

AP Explains: Why 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern

Apr. 13, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization has decided that the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Congo is not yet a global health emergency , causing frustration among some health experts. With multiple rebel groups active in the region, wary communities sometimes resisting health...