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The leaders of Iran and Pakistan vow to boost trade in a meeting seeking to mend a diplomatic rift

Apr. 22, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The leaders of Iran and Pakistan agreed to strengthen economic and security cooperation in a meeting on Monday that sought to smooth over a diplomatic rift. Ties were strained between the neighbors in January when each carried out strikes in the other’s...

Israel's military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Hamas attack on Oct. 7

Apr. 22, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israeli military intelligence resigned on Monday because of Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, becoming the first senior figure to step down over his role in the stunning failure to anticipate or quickly respond to the deadliest assault in Israel's history. ...

Myanmar’s figurehead vice president, a rare holdover from Suu Kyi's civilian government, steps down

Apr. 22, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Vice President Henry Van Thio, who served in the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and then continued in the position after the military ousted her to seize power in 2021, is stepping down for unspecified health reasons, state media said Monday. ...

Columbia cancels in-person classes as demonstrations sprout up on US campuses to protest Israel war

Apr. 22, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

Columbia University canceled in-person classes on Monday and new demonstrations broke out on other U.S. college campuses as tensions continue to grow over Israel's war in Gaza. Protesters rallied throughout the weekend at the Ivy League school's New York City campus, where police...

Papua New Guinea leader takes offense after Biden implies his uncle was eaten by cannibals

Apr. 22, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape accused Joe Biden of disparaging the South Pacific island nation by implying that an uncle of the U.S. president had been eaten by “cannibals” there during World War II. Biden’s comments offended a...

Greek and Turkish delegations meet in Athens as part of efforts to improve often strained ties

Apr. 22, 2024 08:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Delegations from Greece and Turkey were meeting in Athens on Monday as part of long-standing efforts to improve often tense relations between the two neighbors, days after Turkey voiced objections over Greece’s plans to create marine nature reserves in the Ionian and...

Cambodia's legacy of war remains deadly as 5 are killed by unexploded ordnance over the weekend

Apr. 22, 2024 07:25 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two separate explosions from ordnance left over from Cambodia’s decades of warfare killed five people and injured two others, the head of the country’s demining agency said Monday. Some 4 million to 6 million land mines and other unexploded munitions...

US and Philippine forces launch combat drills in the disputed South China Sea

Apr. 22, 2024 03:30 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American and Filipino forces launched their largest combat exercises in years Monday in a show of allied firepower near the disputed South China Sea that has alarmed Beijing. The annual exercises by the longtime treaty allies will run until May 10 and...

Iran's supreme leader tacitly acknowledges that Tehran hit little in its attack on Israel

Apr. 21, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday dismissed any discussion of whether Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-missile attack on Israel hit anything there, a tacit acknowledgment that despite launching a major assault, few projectiles actually made it through to their targets. ...

Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah kill 22, mostly children, as US advances aid package

Apr. 21, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 22 people, including 18 children, health officials said Sunday, as the United States was on track to approve billions of dollars of additional military aid to Israel, its close ally. Israel...