Latest War casualties News

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks to The Associated Press, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Guterres said Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak that began in China

UN chief renews call for global cease-fire to tackle virus

May. 22, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is again urging all parties to conflicts to respond to his call for a global cease-fire to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, pointing to the more than 20,000 civilians killed or injured in attacks in 10 countries last year and millions more forced from...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, thousands of Afghan refugees walk as they enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in the western Herat Province. An international aid group says Friday, May 22, 2020 that some 661,000 people in 19 countries have been displaced by armed conflict in the two months since the U.N. secretary general called for a global cease-fire to help curb the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian Refugee Council says in a report Friday that the bulk of the newly displaced were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that large numbers were also uprooted in Yemen, Afghanistan, Chad and Niger. (AP Photo/Hamed Sarfarazi)

The Latest: UN again urges global cease-fire to fight virus

May. 22, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. again urges global cease-fire to help tackle COVID-19...

UN: Civilian casualties by Taliban, Afghan forces rising

May. 19, 2020 7:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday called for an immediate reduction of violence in Afghanistan, warning that civilian casualties at the hands of both the Taliban and Afghan security forces are on the increase. The U.N. mission also expressed concern about stepped-up attacks and...

Officials: Roadside bombs, shootout kill 8 Pakistani troops

May. 19, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Separate attacks in Pakistan's restive southwestern Baluchistan province killed seven troops, officials said Tuesday. An eight soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in the country's northwest. In one of the Baluchistan attacks, gunmen used a remotely-detonated bomb to ambush a...

A woman holds a portrait of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, as people attend an anti-Nazi protest outside the Sacred Heart Cathedral during a mass commemorating members of the pro-Nazi Croatian WWII Ustasha regime, responsible for sending tens of thousands of Serbs, Gypsies and Jews to their death in concentration camps, who were killed at the end of WWII by Yugoslav communist troops, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Bosnian Catholic clerics along with Croatian state representatives and members of the Bosnian Croats community attended a religious service commemorating the massacre of Croatian pro-Nazis by victorious communists at the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnians protest Mass in Sarajevo for Nazi-allied soldiers

May. 16, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of Bosnians, many wearing masks, demonstrated Saturday against a Mass in Sarajevo for Croatia’s Nazi-allied soldiers and civilians killed by partisan forces at the end of World War II. The Mass in Sarajevo was a replacement for a controversial annual...

In this May 12, 2020 photo, a Yemeni man receives treatment as he lies on a bed at a hospital in Aden, Yemen. People have been dying by the dozens each day in southern Yemen's main city, Aden, many of them with breathing difficulties, say city officials. Blinded with little capacity to test, health workers fear the coronavirus is running out of control, feeding off a civil war that has completely broken down the country. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty)

Coronavirus spreads in Yemen with health system in shambles

May. 15, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of people in Aden, southern Yemen’s main city, have died in the past week with symptoms of what appears to be the coronavirus, local health officials said in interviews with The Associated Press. The officials fear the situation is only going to get worse: Yemen has little...

In this May 12, 2020 photo, Yemeni medical workers wearing masks and protective gear stand at the entrance of a hospital in Aden, Yemen. People have been dying by the dozens each day in southern Yemen's main city, Aden, many of them with breathing difficulties, say city officials. Blinded with little capacity to test, health workers fear the coronavirus is running out of control, feeding off a civil war that has completely broken down the country. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty)

Hundreds die in Yemen of suspected coronavirus outbreak

May. 15, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than 500 people have died over the past eight days in southern Yemen’s main city, Aden, many with breathing difficulties, city officials say, raising fears the coronavirus is spreading out of control, feeding off a civil war that has left the country in ruins. One gravedigger told...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II for actions in Afghanistan, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Shurer has died at age 41. Miranda Shurer said her husband, who was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, in a Washington, D.C., hospital. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Medal of Honor recipient dies; saved lives in Afghanistan

May. 14, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, who received the Medal of Honor in 2018 for braving heavy gunfire to save lives in Afghanistan, has died of cancer. He was 41. Miranda Shurer said her husband died Thursday in Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. She said he was...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader shake hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. An Afghan official said Thursday, May 14, 2020, that a suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan targeted a military compound but was detonated before it reached the compound killing several civilians and wounding tens of others. The Taliban took responsibility for the bombing calling it retaliation for statements Tuesday by President Ashraf Ghani blaming Taliban for a brutal attack on a maternity hospital that killed tens of people, an attack that the Taliban were quick to condemn. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)

Official says suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 5

May. 14, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province on Thursday that looked to target a military compound but exploded before its destination killed five civilians and wounded at least 29 others, including civilians and military personnel, Afghan officials said. The...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about the coronavirus during news conference at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)

Despite virus, Pompeo talks West Bank annexation in Israel

May. 13, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the country's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teen in a clash with stone-throwers in the occupied territory. Pompeo's brief...