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Colombia president orders curfew in capital following unrest

Nov. 22, 2019 6:42 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital Friday amid continuing unrest following a massive march a day before that brought tens of thousands to the streets in a strong message of rejection against his conservative government. The president...

Bolivian officials accuse Evo Morales of terrorism, sedition

Nov. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s interim government accused ousted President Evo Morales of terrorism and sedition on Friday for purportedly organizing highway blockades intended to prevent food from reaching some cities. Acting Interior Minister Arturo Murillo said the complaint relates to a video...

4 protesters killed, raising death toll in Baghdad clashes

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces clashed with anti-government protesters on a historic Baghdad street near a key bridge for the second day on Friday, killing four and bringing the death toll from the fierce outburst of fighting to 14, security and medical officials said. Separately, a Katyusha rocket...

UN envoy to Yemen says momentum to end the war is building

Nov. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Friday the momentum to end the country’s devastating five-year war is building, pointing to a nearly 80 percent drop in airstrikes nationwide in the last two weeks, a strengthened cease-fire in the key port of Hodeida, and the beginning of the kind...

Hearing delayed for Oklahoma woman charged in school threat

Nov. 22, 2019 1:50 PM EST

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been delayed for an 18-year-old Oklahoma woman charged with terrorism for allegedly threatening a shooting at her former high school. Court records first reported by the McAlester News-Capital show Thursday’s scheduled hearing for Alexis Wilson of...

AP Explains: Bolivia aims for a new vote _ without Morales

Nov. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia is struggling to stabilize after weeks of anti-government protests and violence in which at least 30 people have been killed. President Evo Morales resigned on Nov. 10 after an election that the opposition said was rigged. But the interim government that replaced him faces...

Kurds in US struggle with distance amid Syria crisis abroad

Nov. 22, 2019 12:20 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw American troops from northern Syria last month, Nashville’s city hall and a bridge below the downtown skyline lit up in the green, yellow and red of the Kurdish flag. In the largest Kurdish community in the...

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the...

Parallel national day rallies by Lebanon protesters, leaders

Nov. 22, 2019 10:41 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s protesters and top politicians held competing Independence Day celebrations Friday, reflecting the deepening rift that has beset the country grappling with its worst political and economic crises in decades. The top leadership attended a truncated military parade which was...

Palestinians: Israeli settlers torch cars in West Bank

Nov. 22, 2019 9:12 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said Friday. Ghassan Daghlas, a spokesman for the Nablus governorate, said the Jewish settlers set...