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Sudan's warring parties arrive in Geneva for UN-hosted talks on possible local cease-fires

Jul. 11, 2024 22:11 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Sudan’s warring parties have arrived in Geneva at the invitation of the United Nations to discuss the protection of civilians through possible local cease-fires, U.N. officials said Thursday. But one side did not show up for the talks on the first day. Senior...

Today in History: July 11, the fall of Srebrenica

Jul. 11, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 11, the 193rd day of 2024. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1995, the U.N.-designated “safe haven” of Srebrenica (sreh-breh-NEET’-sah) in Bosnia-Herzegovina...

Stuck at sea for years, a sailor's plight highlights a surge in shipowner abandonment

May. 30, 2024 07:08 AM EDT

Abdul Nasser Saleh says he rarely got a good night’s sleep during the near-decade he spent working without pay on a cargo ship abandoned by its owner at ports along the Red Sea. By night, he tossed and turned in his bunk on the aging Al-Maha, he said, thinking of the unpaid wages...

Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has a lung infection and will take antibiotics, doctors say

May. 19, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has been diagnosed with a lung infection and will undergo treatment with antibiotics after falling ill with a fever and joint pain, state media reported early Monday. King Salman underwent medical...

Saudi Arabia's King Salman enters hospital for routine examinations, state media say

Apr. 24, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s 88-year-old King Salman entered the hospital Wednesday for what state media described as “routine examinations.” The state-run Saudi Press Agency did not elaborate other than to say that he would be at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah....