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Libyan force slows Tripoli push over concerns for civilians

Apr. 22, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A self-styled Libyan army slowed down its push on the country's capital over concerns for civilians caught up in the violence as the U.N. refugee agency said Monday that the fighting for Tripoli has displaced more than 32,000 people. Fighting erupted on April 5, pitting the...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Apr. 22, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Algeria protesters keep up pressure on regime

Apr. 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Algeria demonstrated for a ninth straight Friday against the country's leadership amid calls for the departure of the powerful military's chief of staff. With police forces deployed across the city, protesters gathered in the morning at the...

In Libya, a rogues' gallery of militias prepare for war

Apr. 16, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya is on the verge of an all-out war involving a rogues' gallery of militias, many of which are little more than criminal gangs armed with heavy weapons. The country slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising, in which rebels overthrew and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi 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...

US Marines commander asks for quiet mourning on Okinawa

Apr. 15, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Marines commander in Japan has asked service people in the southwestern region of Okinawa to keep a low profile to show respect after a sailor allegedly stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself, the latest in a series of crimes that have outraged residents. "As a sign of respect...

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

Apr. 14, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and...

UN says 120 killed since fighting broke out in Libya

Apr. 14, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 120 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an assault on the capital 10 days ago, igniting clashes with rival militias, the U.N. health agency said Sunday. The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a surprise...

Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

Apr. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country's transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn't hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against...

UN appeals for urgent release of migrants trapped in Libya

Apr. 12, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Friday urgently appealed for the release and evacuation of more than 1,500 detained refugees and migrants caught in the crossfire of escalating fighting sparked by a self-styled Libyan army commander's military campaign to take the capital. The U.N. refugee...