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FILE - This Sunday, April 19, 2020 file photo, shows a large refugee camp on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, near the town of Atma, in Idlib province, Syria. The head of the U.N. food agency warned of starvation and another wave of mass migration from Syria to Europe unless donors countries step up financial assistance to the war-ravaged country. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed, File)

UN demands halt to key global conflicts to tackle COVID-19

Jul. 1, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus. The U.N.’s most powerful body voted...

Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

Tunisian President Kais Saied, left, is welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron for bilateral talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, June 22, 2020. Tunisian President Kais Saied is for a two-day visit in France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

France's Macron denounces Turkey's attitude in Libya

Jun. 22, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that Turkey's attitude in Libya is “unacceptable" as France sees Ankara as an obstacle to securing a cease-fire in the conflict-torn country. Macron spoke at an evening news conference with Tunisian President Kais Saied in Paris. Macron...

Tunisian Graduates unemployed protest in Tunis after Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh announced that public service recruitments will be stopped and the possibility of reduce wages for public service employees, Wednesday June 17, 2020. About 500 unemployed people demonstrated in Bardo square in front of the House of Representatives, which closed a few days ago, the protesters demanding jobs, freedom and dignity. Some of the protesters tried to bypass the security barrier and there was a stampede with the security agents. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

Jobless for years, Tunisians march on capital, demand work

Jun. 17, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Hundreds of unemployed Tunisians from around the country tried to march on parliament Wednesday to demand a law guaranteeing jobs, and skirmished with police who blocked their way. Virus confinement measures are worsening joblessness and poverty in Tunisia, where the economy had...

At least 30 migrants die in Tunisia boat sinking

Jun. 10, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A boat carrying migrants sank off Tunisia's coast last week, killing at least 30 people, authorities said Wednesday. The North African country's national guard said the boat capsized near the port of Sfax late Friday or Saturday. On Tuesday, 22 bodies — including 19 women and...

Tunisian parliament rejects bid for French colonial apology

Jun. 10, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — After a heated, 14-hour debate, Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday rejected a motion calling on France to apologize for crimes permitted during the colonial era and pay reparations. Opponents argued that such a move would spell economic disaster, given that France is...

Migrant shipwrecks off Tunisia leave 1 dead, over 80 rescued

May. 24, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least one migrant has drowned, six are missing and over 80 have been rescued off Tunisia's coast, authorities said, amid a new wave of dangerous attempts to traffic migrants across the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. The Tunisian coast guard rescued 11 migrants after an emergency...