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Russian POWs get to make phone calls home. Ukrainians don't. A growing movement wants that to change

May. 27, 2024 02:16 AM EDT

FAR WESTERN UKRAINE (AP) — Precious few choices are available to Alexander, a 26-year-old Russian soldier, since his capture: Clothes, meals and the hours of his day are rigidly accounted for in the camp for prisoners of war. But Ukraine allows Alexander to call home to his family...

Papua New Guinea government says Friday's landslide buried 2,000 people and formally asks for help

May. 27, 2024 02:13 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Papua New Guinea government said a landslide Friday buried more than 2,000 people and has formally asked for international help. The government figure is around three times more than a United Nations’ estimate of 670. In a letter...

EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence in the West Bank

May. 26, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief insisted Sunday that Israel must abide by the U.N. top court's rulings and end its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and, at the same time, questioned the possible involvement of authorities in the settler violence against...

Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

May. 26, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people, an international aid group said Sunday. The fighting in el-Fasher, the provincial capital of North...

Over 670 people died in a massive Papua New Guinea landslide, UN estimates, as survivors seek safety

May. 26, 2024 08:41 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration on Sunday increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670 as emergency responders and traumatized relatives gave up hope that any survivors will now be found. ...

UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

May. 26, 2024 03:47 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide.

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

May. 26, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Living in a tent in rebel-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such as cooking and washing. Their encampment north of the city of Idlib hasn't seen any aid in six months. ...

UN court order demanding that Israel halt its Gaza offensive further isolates the US position

May. 25, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. court's order that Israel halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has deepened a disconnect with the United States over a military operation that faces mounting international condemnation but that American officials describe, at least for now, as limited and...

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

May. 25, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send United Nations humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it was unclear if they will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel’s escalating offensive...

The Latest | Israel must stop Rafah offensive and open border for aid, UN court rules

May. 24, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

The International Court of Justice on Friday ordered Israel to end its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and to open the nearby border crossing for crucial humanitarian aid. The top United Nations court also said Israel must give war crimes investigators access to Gaza. ...