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Peshawar, the city of flowers, becomes epicenter of violence

Feb. 01, 2023 06:01 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Peshawar was once known as “the city of flowers,” surrounded by orchards of pear, quince and pomegranate trees. It was a trading city, situated at the gates of a key mountain valley connecting South and Central Asia. But for the past four...

Treasury to designate Wagner transnational criminal group

Jan. 20, 2023 15:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department will impose additional sanctions on the Russian private military company, the Wagner Group, that has been aiding Russia's military in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby announced...

Ukrainians learn mine clearing skills from Cambodian experts

Jan. 19, 2023 02:48 AM EST

PREYTOTOEUNG, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian experts, whose country has the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most contaminated by landmines, walked a group of Ukrainian soldiers through a minefield being actively cleared Thursday, hoping their decades of experience would help the...

Ukraine official says Zelenskyy hopes to visit UN next month

Jan. 14, 2023 11:31 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants to visit the United Nations to address a high-level meeting of the 193-member General Assembly on the eve of the first anniversary of Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of his country if the security situation permits, a senior Foreign...

2022 Notebook: AP on front lines as Russia invades Ukraine

Dec. 15, 2022 11:05 AM EST

BACKGROUND: After a year of Russian troop buildup, diplomatic wrangling, and months of consternation of will he or won’t he, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military invasion of Ukraine. Despite the buildup, the move shocked the world, and journalists...

'We survived': Kherson comes alive after Russian withdrawal

Nov. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — A week since the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson was liberated, residents can't escape reminders of the terrifying eight months they spent under Russian occupation. People are missing. There are mines everywhere, closed shops and restaurants, a scarcity...

Kherson celebrates Russian exit yet faces huge rebuilding

Nov. 13, 2022 10:55 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Kherson celebrated the end of Russia’s eight-month occupation for the third straight day Sunday, even as they took stock of the extensive damage left behind in the southern Ukrainian city by the Kremlin’s retreating forces. A jubilant crowd...

Key UN committee seeks legal opinion on Israel's occupation

Nov. 11, 2022 14:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee approved a draft resolution Friday calling on the International Court of Justice to urgently issue its opinion on the legal consequences of denying the Palestinian people the right to self-determination as a result of Israel’s actions since the 1967...

Israel readies indictments in death of Palestinian-American

Nov. 10, 2022 15:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Thursday moved toward indicting two commanders over the death of a 78-year-old Palestinian-American man who was dragged from a car, bound and blindfolded after being stopped at a checkpoint. The Israeli military nonetheless played down the role...