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5 rights groups urge UN chief to condemn China over Muslims

Sep. 17, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Five human rights organizations are urging U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region and call for the immediate closure of government detention camps. In a letter to the U.N. chief...

UN adopts Afghan resolution without China's 'Belt and Road'

Sep. 17, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a compromise resolution Tuesday extending the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan that drops a Chinese demand to include a reference to China's $1 trillion "belt and road" initiative but stresses the need for regional connectivity. China...

Cyprus president: Turkey's aim for control scuppers peace

Sep. 17, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey is undercutting efforts to quickly revive peace talks aimed at solving Cyprus' decades-long ethnic split by imposing unacceptable terms, the island nation's president said Tuesday. Nicos Anastasiades said Turkey's "obsession" to permanently station troops, secure military...

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...

AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern

Sep. 17, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of precise attacks that leave few obvious clues as to who launched them. Beginning in May with the still-unclaimed...

UN expert: Suu Kyi's role in Rohingya abuses still unclear

Sep. 17, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. investigator said Tuesday "it's still an open-ended question" about how much Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be implicated in human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. Marzuki Darusman said it was "probably the case" that Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize laureate, may not...

India-US relations in good health, foreign minister says

Sep. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's external affairs minister said Tuesday that India-U.S. relations have come a long way and are in very good health, playing down trade differences between the two countries. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said India has been engaging with the U.S. for months to try to resolve the trade...

Ahead of UN meeting, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says 'there will be no talks with the US at any level'

Sep. 17, 2019 2:18 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Ahead of UN meeting, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says 'there will be no talks with the US at any level'

China and US clash over 'belt and road' in Afghan resolution

Sep. 16, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan. The mission's...

Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

Sep. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide amid the...