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Serbia's president says Kosovo PM's resignation is a 'trick'

Jul. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The surprise decision by Kosovo's prime minister to step down over a call for questioning from a Hague-based court has been slammed as a "political trick" by Serbia's president. Aleksandar Vucic said Saturday that Ramush Haradinaj's resignation the day before was designed to rally...

UN envoy says US sanctions on Myanmar generals inadequate

Jul. 18, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.N. special rapporteur for Myanmar said Thursday the U.S. didn't "go far enough" in sanctions against four top Myanmar generals over the mass killings of minority Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar's commander in chief and his deputy, two other generals, and their immediate...

US sanctions Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has hit four top Myanmar generals, including the country's commander in chief and his deputy, with sanctions over the mass killings of Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tuesday that the four are responsible for "gross human rights...

Intl court convicts Congo rebel leader known as 'Terminator'

Jul. 8, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Monday convicted a notorious rebel commander known as "The Terminator" of 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery for his role in atrocities in a bloody ethnic conflict in a mineral-rich...

China locks down Xinjiang a decade after deadly ethnic riots

Jul. 5, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A decade after deadly riots tore through his hometown, Kamilane Abudushalamu still vividly recalls the violence that left him an exile. On July 5, 2009, Abudushalamu was hiding with his father on the 10th floor of an office tower in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region that is...

UN food aid agency steps up relief for Congo refugees

Jul. 2, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday it will triple the number of people it is providing food and cash assistance to in northeastern Congo's Ituri province, which is facing inter-ethnic violence and an Ebola epidemic. WFP said a resurgence of clashes between ethnic groups has claimed at...

Ethiopia's leader warns plotters following coup attempt

Jul. 1, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister has issued a strong warning to anyone who would plot to topple his government, following a coup attempt in the country's northwestern Amhara region. Addressing lawmakers on Monday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the attack in Amhara as an attempted...

New torture claims against ex-Sri Lankan official in US case

Jun. 27, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made by 10 men and...

38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central Mali

Jun. 19, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A pair of attacks on ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali has left at least 38 people dead and many wounded in the latest intercommunal violence to destabilize the troubled area near Burkina Faso, authorities said Wednesday. It was the second time this month that Dogon villages have...

Assailants raid village in Mali, killing at least 95 people

Jun. 10, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Assailants raided a central Mali village early Monday, killing at least 95 people in the latest massacre in a growing ethnic conflict that has been enflamed by Islamic extremists, government officials said. Nineteen people were missing after the ethnic Dogon village of Sobame Da was...