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Bosnian Serb leader reiterates threat to secede from Bosnia ahead of UN vote on genocide

May. 22, 2024 10:24 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serb territory reiterated his threat to secede from the Balkan country Wednesday, a day ahead of a planned U.N. vote on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs. ...

Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

May. 22, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and representatives of militia groups he backs in the Middle East prayed Wednesday over the coffins of the country's late president, foreign minister and other officials killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands...

Dutch coalition government dominated by an anti-Islam party struggles to find prime minister

May. 22, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The parties that agreed to form a Dutch coalition dominated by the far right are struggling to find a prime minister and warned Wednesday that the search might leave the Netherlands without a fully functional government for months. Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert...

From London to Los Angeles, many Iranians overseas cheer, and fear, after president's death

May. 22, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Among Iranian communities from London to Los Angeles, few tears are being shed over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, killed in a weekend helicopter crash. But there are not always loud cheers, either. While some hope the demise of a powerful figure...

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

May. 21, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mourners in black began gathering Tuesday for days of funerals and processions for Iran's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash, a government-led series of ceremonies aimed at both honoring the dead and projecting strength in...

Hundreds of hostages, mostly women and children, are rescued from Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria

May. 21, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of hostages, mostly children and women, who were held captive for months or years by Boko Haram extremists in northeastern Nigeria have been rescued from a forest enclave and handed over to authorities, the army said. The 350 hostages had been...

Indian voters dissect Modi's politics while traversing the country by train

May. 21, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

ABOARD THE THIRUKKURAL EXPRESS, India (AP) — The 1,800-mile (2,900-kilometer) journey south from New Delhi to Kanyakumari is one of the longest train rides in India, passing through cities, villages, scrub forests and deep ravines. The 22-car Thirukkural Express is a microcosm of...

Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

May. 20, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s foreign minister were found dead Monday hours after their helicopter crashed in fog, leaving the Islamic Republic without two key leaders as extraordinary tensions grip the wider Middle East. ...

What's next for Iran's government after death of its president in helicopter crash?

May. 20, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The death of Iran's president is unlikely to lead to any immediate changes in Iran's ruling system or to its overarching policies, which are decided by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, was seen as a...

Who is Mohammad Mokhber, appointed Iran's acting president after a helicopter crash?

May. 20, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber was appointed acting president of the Islamic Republic on Monday after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Mokhber, 68, has largely been in the shadows compared to other...