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UN renews ship inspections off Libya for smuggled migrants

Sep. 29, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to authorize for another year the inspection of vessels off the coast of Libya suspected of smuggling migrants or engaging in human trafficking from the North African nation. The resolution reaffirms the...

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

Sep. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. ...

Renewed militia clashes rock western Libya; 5 killed

Sep. 26, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Militia infighting that erupted over the weekend in western Libya and killed at least five people, including a 10-year-old girl, continued Monday, authorities said. It was the latest round of violence to rock the North African nation mired in decadelong chaos. The...

Turkish leader to United Nations: Be 'much more influential'

Sep. 20, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey’s leader, overseeing a nation encircled by regional disputes, used his speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to shine a spotlight on Turkish maneuvering in conflicts that span from Syria to Ukraine. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech...

Today in History: September 16, GM is founded

Sep. 16, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2022. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 2001, President George W. Bush, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, said there was “no...

UN chief: Libya's rivals must keep peace and hold elections

Sep. 14, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief urged Libya’s political rivals on Wednesday to preserve peace “at all costs” and quickly agree on legal changes so elections can take place because there is a question of government “legitimacy that now becomes extremely difficult to...

In parts of Mideast, power generators spew toxic fumes 24/7

Sep. 12, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — They literally run the country. In parking lots, on flatbed trucks, hospital courtyards and rooftops, private generators are ubiquitous in parts of the Middle East, spewing hazardous fumes into homes and businesses 24 hours a day. As the world looks...

Today in History: September 12, Steve Biko dies in custody

Sep. 12, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2022. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1977, South African Black student leader and anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko (BEE’-koh), 30, died...

Video of child refugee in Libya sheds light on rampant abuse

Sep. 07, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Cowering in a bare corner, the 15-year-old boy begs for mercy and holds up his arms, trying to fend off the rifle pointed at his face. “Where is the money? Where is the money?” the holder of the rifle barks, over and over. The unseen man pulls the trigger....

Egypt exits Arab League meeting, opposing Libyan minister

Sep. 06, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister withdrew Tuesday from an Arab League session chaired by the chief diplomat of one of Libya’s two rival governments. The move was an apparent protest against her representing Libya at the pan-Arab summit. Egypt supports her administration’s rival. ...