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Analysis: Beirut street battles may spell even darker times

Oct. 16, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The most powerful men in Lebanese politics have been in charge for decades, some since the early 1970s. They’ve survived civil war, assassinations, uprisings and other turmoil, hanging on to power for decades in a turbulent, unforgiving region. Now,...

UN extends Haiti political mission after US-China dispute

Oct. 15, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday evening to extend the U.N. political mission in Haiti after a dispute between China which has no diplomatic relations with Latin America’s poorest country and many other members who stressed the importance of the...

Wife of Haiti's slain president meets with judge amid probe

Oct. 06, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Martine Moïse, the widow of Haiti’s assassinated president, traveled to her homeland to answer questions behind closed doors on Wednesday from a judge overseeing the murder case. Surrounded by heavy security, Moïse waved to supporters...

Sunday's vote in Iraq clouded by a disillusioned electorate

Oct. 06, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Blinking under the garish lights of a hotel ballroom in southern Iraq, Wael Makhsusi argued his case to a young audience. Microphone in hand, the engineer in his 30s stood onstage in Basra with other novice candidates in Sunday's parliamentary...

Prosecutors: Neo-Nazis discussed assassination, prison break

Oct. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Maryland are recommending 25-year prison sentences for two neo-Nazi group members, calling them domestic terrorists who prepared for a civil war, discussed how to break racist mass killer Dylann Roof out of death row and talked about...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 01, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Vaccinated people...

The AP Interview: Haiti PM plans to hold elections next year

Sep. 28, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Struggling with political turmoil and the aftermath of an earthquake, Haiti's prime minister said Tuesday that he plans to hold a referendum to modify the country's constitution by February, and he hopes to organize presidential and legislative elections early...

John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversight

Sep. 27, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

A federal judge said Monday that John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago, can be freed from all remaining restrictions next year if he continues to follow those rules and remains mentally stable. U.S. District Court Judge Paul...

Haitians returning to a homeland that's far from welcoming

Sep. 27, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unable to reach his family, he left the airport alone, on foot. Charles...

Concerned United Nations can only sidestep Myanmar crisis

Sep. 26, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — In his speech last week to open the U.N. General Assembly, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres bracketed Myanmar with Afghanistan and Ethiopia as nations where "peace and stability remain a distant dream.” He declared unwavering support for the people of...