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The United States tells Rwanda and Congo they must 'walk back from the brink of war'

Feb. 20, 2024 22:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States told Rwanda and Congo on Tuesday that they “must walk back from the brink of war,” the sharpest warning yet of a looming conflict between the African neighbors. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood delivered the warning at an emergency...

Rebels linked to the Islamic State group kill at least two dozen civilians in eastern Congo

Feb. 20, 2024 13:44 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Extremist rebels in eastern Congo have killed at least two dozen civilians in separate attacks this week, local authorities and a civil society group said Tuesday. Rebels with the Allied Democratic Forces, which has ties to the Islamic State group, killed 13...

Tribal violence in Papua New Guinea kills 26 combatants and an unconfirmed number of bystanders

Feb. 19, 2024 04:49 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — At least 26 combatants and an unconfirmed number of bystanders were killed in a gunbattle between warring tribes in Papua New Guinea, police said Monday. A tribe, their allies and mercenaries were on their way to attack a neighboring tribe when they were...

Rwanda rejects US calls for withdrawal of missiles and troops from eastern Congo

Feb. 19, 2024 04:17 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in Rwanda on Monday rejected U.S. calls for the withdrawal of troops and missile systems from eastern Congo, saying they are defending Rwandan territory as Congo carries out a "dramatic military build-up” near the border. Rwanda's Foreign...

French mayors face violence and intimidation from xenophobic far-right groups

Feb. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EST

SAINT-BREVIN-LES-PINS, France (AP) — The mayor of a small resort town on the Atlantic coast of France resigned, closed his medical practice and moved away after his house and two cars were set on fire. The arson followed months of death threats over plans to relocate a refugee center near a...

Australian media reports that 53 men have been massacred in Papua New Guinea tribal violence

Feb. 18, 2024 18:09 PM EST
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian media reports that 53 men have been massacred in Papua New Guinea tribal violence.

US condemns Rwanda's support of armed M23 rebels in eastern Congo and calls for troop withdrawal

Feb. 18, 2024 04:58 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.S. has condemned Saturday Rwanda's support of the armed M23 group in eastern Congo, whose rebellion has caused the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, and called on the rebel group to “cease hostilities.” The U.S. State Department in a...

South Africa's main opposition party lays out plans to unseat the African National Congress

Feb. 17, 2024 09:38 AM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Hundreds of South Africans gathered in the capital Saturday to show support for the country’s biggest opposition party as it prepares for a much-anticipated national election in which it hopes to wrest control of the government from the ruling African National...

What to know about the situation in the Middle East this week

Feb. 17, 2024 09:09 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — As Israel-Hamas cease-fire talks flounder, Israel is vowing to press ahead with its offensive in the southern Gaza Strip despite warnings from the U.S. to work harder to protect civilians. Violence spiked across the volatile Israel-Lebanon border. This is what happened in the Middle...

Prosecutors drop domestic violence charge against Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic

Feb. 16, 2024 16:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a domestic violence charge against Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic on Friday, saying the decision by his wife to invoke marital privilege made it impossible for them to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The Bruins said he will not...