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UN General Assembly urged to investigate Yemen atrocities

Dec. 02, 2021 19:51 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 60 organizations urged the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday to establish an investigative body to gather and preserve evidence of serious human rights violations during Yemen’s seven-year conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity....

UN decries attack on court in Libya ahead of national vote

Nov. 26, 2021 09:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. mission in Libya condemned on Friday an attack by armed men on an appeals court as it was set to re-examine an earlier decision that disqualified the son of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president. On Thursday, armed men...

Israeli airstrike on central Syria leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded

Nov. 24, 2021 01:48 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said Israeli warplanes attacked army positions in the country’s central region early Wednesday, leaving two civilians dead and seven people wounded — six of them soldiers. State media quoted an unnamed military official as...

Syria reports Israel attack south of Damascus, no casualties

Nov. 16, 2021 21:33 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s state-run media said Israel carried out an attack on the country’s south early Wednesday with two missiles targeting an empty house and causing no casualties The missiles came from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and aimed at the...

Turkey offers to help Lebanon with crisis with Gulf nations

Nov. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday his country is ready to offer whatever support it can to help mend relations between Lebanon and Gulf Arab nations, embroiled in an unprecedented diplomatic rift. The spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states...

Gadhafi's son announces candidacy for president of Libya

Nov. 14, 2021 14:54 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi announced Sunday his candidacy for the country's presidential election next month, Libya's election agency said. Seif al-Islam, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on...

Sweden charges 2 oil executives for war crimes in Sudan

Nov. 11, 2021 07:06 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has charged two executives of a Swedish oil exploration and production company for complicity in the military's war crimes in Sudan from 1999 to 2003, including in its dealings with the country's regime to secure the company’s oil operations in the...

UAE's embrace of Syria could lead to more Arab overtures

Nov. 10, 2021 16:27 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A visit by the United Arab Emirates' top diplomat this week may have turned a page for Syria's embattled autocratic president, enabling more Arab countries to re-engage with Bashar Assad. That would be a major shift in a region that for a decade ostracized...

UAE FM visit signals Arab world willing to engage with Syria

Nov. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates met with Syria’s once widely shunned president in Damascus on Tuesday, sending the clearest signal yet that the Arab world is willing to re-engage with strongman Bashar Assad. The visit by Sheikh...

Syria reports Israel air raid on military post near Damascus

Nov. 02, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military said Israel has carried out an air raid that hit a military post on the outskirts of the capital of Damascus early Wednesday, causing material damage. It was the second Israeli attack to target areas near the capital in four days. The...