Latest Civil wars News

Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Apr. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the main sit-in in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of power to a civilian government as the new rulers announced the arrests of former president Omar...

AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

Apr. 15, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year...

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 US mass shootings in 2018

Apr. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated Press...

Mia Farrow pursues anti-hunger work in South Sudan visit

Apr. 15, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Mia Farrow will never forget the day she watched a baby die in her mother's arms. "It was a little girl staring at her mother and finally she just stopped breathing. I just moved away and listened to the mother's cry," the actress and human rights activist told The Associated Press...

South Sudan president, opposition leader to meet at Vatican

Apr. 10, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has invited South Sudan's president and opposition leader for a two-day spiritual retreat meant to foster peace and build confidence in a fragile peace deal after the country's five-year civil war. South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar was traveling Wednesday to the...

Militants kill 3 Syrian troops, bomb US-led coalition patrol

Apr. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants in Syria, disguised as farmers and wearing suicide belts, attacked a military post belonging to government forces on Tuesday in the country's northwest, setting off clashes that killed three soldiers, state media reported. In a separate attack in the country's northeast,...

AP Explains: Long reach of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Apr. 8, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard, designated a "foreign terrorist organization" by the Trump administration on Monday, evolved from a paramilitary, domestic security force with origins in the 1979 Islamic Revolution to a transnational force that has come to the aid of Tehran's...

Fighting in northwestern Syria strains truce, kills 13

Apr. 7, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and insurgents exchanged a barrage of rockets on Sunday in the country's northwest that killed at least 13 people and hit a government-run hospital, activists and government media reported. The violence strained a fragile months-old truce negotiated between Russia and...

Libyan militias capture Hifter's forces marching on Tripoli

Apr. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Militias in western Libya fought forces under rival army commander Khalifa Hifter on Friday, capturing 100 of his soldiers and waging an airstrike on one of his positions a day after he declared an offensive to seize Tripoli, the capital of the oil-rich nation. The violence came as...

Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen

Apr. 5, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health facilities fearing it could rival a 2017 outbreak that spiraled into the world's worst flare-up. The surge...