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Security forces deploy in Iraq's Basra following violence

Sep. 8, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that rocked the oil-exporting Shiite heartland and sparked alarm across a conflict-weary country....

Slovenia police arrest 2 after armed group video surfaces

Sep. 6, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police on Thursday arrested two people for paramilitary activity after video footage and photos surfaced on social media of a group of armed, masked men led by a right-wing former presidential candidate. Police said that around 40 criminal investigators searched five...

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

Aug. 10, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The 21-year-old university student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go to a safe house. Five police trucks loaded with...

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

Aug. 10, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The 21-year-old university student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go to a safe house. Five police trucks loaded with...

UN calls on neighbors to receive those fleeing Nicaragua

Jul. 31, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

PENAS BLANCAS, Nicaragua (AP) — Thousands of people are fleeing political violence and rights violations in Nicaragua following a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called on other nations Tuesday to help Costa Rica, which has been...