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EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland?

Apr. 10, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police responded with rubber bullets and water cannons. The streets were calmer...

UN chief: Sudan-South Sudan dispute will keep UN in Abyei

Apr. 09, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he couldn’t provide options to reduce and terminate the nearly 3,700-strong peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border because of differences between...

UN chief proposes targets to lift South Sudan arms embargo

Apr. 07, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Wednesday for implementation of the 2018 peace agreement in South Sudan, disarmament of former combatants and establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission as key targets in proposed benchmarks for the world’s newest...

Russian FM in Pakistan, Afghan talks to dominate agenda

Apr. 06, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister arrived Tuesday in Pakistan for a two-day visit expected to focus on efforts to bring peace to neighboring Afghanistan. Sergey Lavrov's visit comes as a May 1 deadline for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan in line with a deal...

Embattled Central African Republic president begins 2nd term

Mar. 30, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — President Faustin Archange Touadera was sworn in for a second term Tuesday in Central African Republic as he faces a growing threat from an armed rebellion linked to the country's former strongman Francois Bozize. Touadera, who...

Philippine troops kill 16 Muslim militants in clashes

Mar. 24, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said Wednesday that its troops have killed at least 16 Muslim rebels aligned with the Islamic State group in a series of clashes over the last week that have displaced thousands of villagers in a southern province. ...

Armenia to hold early parliamentary election in June

Mar. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s prime minister on Thursday set an early parliamentary election for June as he sought to defuse the country’s political crisis. The opposition pushing for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation has demanded that he step down...

Opposition in Armenia maintains blockade of parliament

Mar. 10, 2021 12:53 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Hundreds of opposition supporters maintained the blockade of the Armenian parliament for a second straight day Wednesday demanding the resignation of the country’s embattled prime minister. Nikol Pashinyan has rejected the opposition’s...

Armenian opposition blockades parliament to demand PM quits

Mar. 09, 2021 13:50 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters blockaded the Armenian parliament building on Tuesday to press a demand for the country's prime minister to step down. Nikol Pashinyan has rejected the opposition’s pressure to resign over a November peace...

Cyprus: EU stands ready to help restart dormant peace talks

Mar. 05, 2021 08:48 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union is ready to “actively contribute” to a new push to revive dormant talks on reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, the Cypriot government said on Friday. Government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos said EU foreign policy chief Josep...