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Sudan's army calls for unconditional talks with protesters

Jun. 19, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military council said talks on the transition of power should resume without preconditions, signaling a continued standoff with opposition leaders who launched nighttime demonstrations to push for civilian rule. Protest leaders have set conditions for a resumption of talks,...

Database says 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015

Jun. 19, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people so far, a database tracking violence said Wednesday, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015. The conflict began with the 2014 takeover over of northern and central Yemen by the...

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader

Jun. 19, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur. Fatou Bensouda told the U.N. Security Council she is ready to work...

75 rescued migrants allowed to dock in Tunisian port

Jun. 19, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration said an Egyptian ship carrying 75 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea docked in Tunisia's southern port of Zarziz. The migrants on board the Maridive 601, including 64 from Bangladesh, nine Egyptians, one Moroccan and one Sudanese...

Spain says 22 migrants missing in the Mediterranean

Jun. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday that 22 migrants were missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat got into difficulties while crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. A ferry alerted Spanish authorities that it had rescued 27 people from a small boat, the rescue...

Turkey's Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed

Jun. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi didn't die of natural causes, but that he was killed. During a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan cited as evidence that the deposed Egyptian president allegedly "flailed" in a Cairo courtroom...

Egypt: UN office tries to politicize Morsi's courtroom death

Jun. 19, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Wednesday that the U.N. human rights office was trying to politicize the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who collapsed inside a Cairo courtroom during his trial this week. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president who hailed from the now outlawed...

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

Jun. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defense team said. Morsi's family attended funeral prayers in...

The Latest: Turkey president says Morsi didn't die naturally

Jun. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt after former President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he doesn't believe that Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi died of natural causes....

Spain nets hashish worth $22 million from Mediterranean ship

Jun. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have seized hashish with a street value of around 20 million euros ($22 million) from a merchant ship that allegedly was smuggling the drug from North Africa to the eastern Mediterranean. A Spanish government statement Tuesday says aircraft spotted several...