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Rights group says Eritrea high schools center of repression

Aug. 9, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea's secondary schools are at the center of the government's efforts to control the population, a human rights organization charged on Friday. In a new report, "They Are Making us Into Slaves, Not Educating Us: How indefinite conscription restricts young people's rights, access...

Libya's coast guard recovers dozens of bodies of migrants

Jul. 26, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, went missing and were feared drowned when their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. A top U.N....

AP Explains: How Emirates troop drawdown impacts Yemen's war

Jul. 25, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, one of the most powerful parties in Yemen's war, has begun to draw down its forces, pulling out several thousand troops in a move that leaves the Saudi-led coalition there with a weakened ground presence and fewer tactical options. The UAE isn't...

Italian court says wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

Jul. 12, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, a ruling cheered by supporters who had for years championed his claim of mistaken identity. Defense lawyer Michele Calantropo told The...

AP Photos: Refugee women find relief in Greek soccer

Jul. 9, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Many of the players at Hestia FC weren't allowed to play — or even watch — soccer matches in their home countries. In Greece, they make up the country's first women's refugee team and hail from 14 countries including Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Eritrea and Ethiopia....

UAE draws down troops in Yemen in 'strategic redeployment'

Jul. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has drawn down its troop levels in Yemen but remains a key member of the Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels there, a senior Emirati official said Monday. The official confirmed that UAE troop levels are down, describing it as a...