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Israeli FM in Sudan, holds talks on full ties, officials say

Feb. 02, 2023 14:19 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Foreign Ministry announced it will move forward to normalize full diplomatic ties with Israel, following a visit earlier Thursday by the Israeli foreign minister to the Sudanese capital. During his one-day visit to Khartoum, Eli Cohen met with various...

At Nichols' funeral, Black America's grief on public display

Feb. 02, 2023 11:20 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sound of the djembe drums started as a low tremble and grew more distinct as the musicians drew closer to the hundreds gathered inside the Memphis church. “We love you, Tyre,” the drummers chanted, referring to Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man...

Military places restive areas of Myanmar under martial law

Feb. 02, 2023 11:16 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Martial law was declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar on Thursday, a day after authorities announced that a state of emergency has been extended throughout the country, which is wracked by violence that some U.N. experts have described as a civil war. ...

Netanyahu visits France amid spike in Mideast tensions

Feb. 02, 2023 10:33 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet France’s president, business leaders and members of France’s Jewish community during a trip to Paris starting Thursday that has angered Palestinian supporters amid a new spasm of violence in the Mideast. At a...

Israel, Gaza militants exchange fire amid soaring tensions

Feb. 02, 2023 04:03 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel, the military said, the latest in an uptick of violence in the region. Israeli aircraft struck a rocket production workshop in the Gaza Strip as...

Pope consoles Congolese victims: 'Your pain is my pain'

Feb. 01, 2023 21:01 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Congo’s people to forgive those who committed “inhuman violence” against them, celebrating a Mass for 1 million people and then hearing firsthand of the atrocities some of them have endured: a teenage girl “raped like an animal” for...

Colorado man held in Nevada solar plant fire unfit for trial

Feb. 01, 2023 20:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has ruled a Colorado dentist unfit for trial following his arrest last month in what authorities characterized as a terror attack on a solar power facility serving Las Vegas Strip casinos. Mohammed Reza Mesmarian’s attorney, Nick Pitaro, said...

Violence frustrates historic Black cultural hub in Baltimore

Feb. 01, 2023 16:58 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Johnson-Winfield remembers when west Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue attracted locals and tourists alike to its renowned jazz clubs, upscale shops and vibrant nightlife. Back then, the bustling commercial strip, also known as The Avenue, was a Black cultural hub frequented...

Taliban asks Pakistan not to blame them for violence at home

Feb. 01, 2023 13:03 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed foreign minister Wednesday asked Pakistani authorities to look for the reasons behind militant violence in their country instead of blaming Afghanistan. The comments from Amir Khan Muttaqi came two days after Pakistani officials said...

Myanmar resistance steadfast against army rule 2 years later

Feb. 01, 2023 09:20 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say. On Wednesday, legions of opponents of military rule heeded a call by protest...