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Chad swears in president after disputed election, ending years of military rule

May. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad swore in Mahamat Deby Itno as the president on Thursday after holding elections earlier this month, completing a disputed transition to democratic rule after he seized power three years ago. Deby Itno, also known as Mahamat Idriss Deby, took power after...

How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

May. 23, 2024 08:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities. Israel initially made tactical...

Hundreds of hostages, mostly women and children, are rescued from Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria

May. 21, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of hostages, mostly children and women, who were held captive for months or years by Boko Haram extremists in northeastern Nigeria have been rescued from a forest enclave and handed over to authorities, the army said. The 350 hostages had been...

Violence intensifies in southwest Colombia as FARC holdout group attacks police and military

May. 20, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Violence intensified in southwestern Colombia on Monday when a bomb blast injured six people in the city of Jamundi and an attack by insurgents on a police station in the rural town of Morales left at least two officers dead, according to police. ...

Militia clashes rock western Libyan town. At least 1 civilian was killed, officials say

May. 18, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between government-allied militias rocked a coastal town in western Libya, trapping families inside their homes and forcing the closure of schools Saturday, officials said. At least one civilian was killed. The latest bout of violence in the chaos-stricken...

Dead or alive? Parents of children gone in Sri Lanka's civil war have spent 15 years seeking answers

May. 18, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

MULLAITIVU, Sri Lanka (AP) — For 15 years, Rasalingam Thilakawathi has been trying to find out what happened to her daughter at the end of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war. Or if she might still be alive. The last evidence she has is a photo from a newspaper that shows her daughter,...

Maverick Kentucky congressman has avoided fallout at home after antagonizing GOP leaders

May. 16, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Rep. Thomas Massie has made a habit of antagonizing Washington's most powerful leaders in his own party, but so far it hasn't eroded his support back home in his staunchly conservative Kentucky district. Four years ago, Massie drew the wrath of...

An Islamist group used child soldiers in Mozambique attacks, says Human Rights Watch

May. 15, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An Islamist group operating in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province used boys as young as 13 in attacks on a town last week and residents who were forced to flee the fighting recognized some of the child soldiers as their missing relatives, advocacy group Human...

Rebels kill at least 4 people during an attack on a Central African Republic mining town

May. 12, 2024 11:32 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Armed rebels on Sunday attacked a Chinese-run gold mining town and killed at least four people in Central African Republic, authorities said. Maxime Balalu, a local government spokesperson, told The Associated Press that the Coalition of...

Pakistani police prevent pro-Palestinian protesters from moving toward US embassy in Islamabad

May. 10, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Friday prevented a pro-Palestinian rally by a radical Islamist party from moving toward the U.S. Embassy, where demonstrators wanted to stage a sit-in protesting Israel's strikes in Gaza. Police used batons on the...