Latest Violence News

10 more die as student protesters vow to 'complete shutdown' in Bangladesh and clashes persist

Jul. 18, 2024 09:00 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police clashed Thursday with student protesters attempting to impose a “complete shutdown” of Bangladesh’s capital, following days of violent confrontations during demonstrations over a system of allocating government jobs, with media reports saying 10 people died...

Here's what to know about the violent protests over government jobs roiling Bangladesh

Jul. 18, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has been gripped by violence this week after relentless clashes between student protesters, security officials and pro-government student activists over a quota system for government jobs. Protest organizers say they are imposing “a complete...

With mosque attack in quiet Oman, a fragmented Islamic State group aims to show it can still strike

Jul. 18, 2024 07:35 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has long been seen as one of the safest — if reclusive — countries in the Middle East, spared militant violence that has struck elsewhere. An attack on a Shiite mosque in the capital this week that...

Who is Itamar Ben-Gvir, the far-right minister who visited a contested Jerusalem holy site?

Jul. 18, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site on Thursday, a move that could threaten the delicate Gaza cease-fire talks. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist settler leader, said he had gone up...

Too soon for comedy? After attempted assassination of Trump, US politics feel anything but funny

Jul. 18, 2024 02:58 AM EDT

Political jokes: too soon? The answer from many quarters at midweek was a resounding yes, days after an assassination attempt against Republican former president Donald Trump rattled the nation over political violence that has been brewing in the United States for decades. ...

Haiti's prime minister orders gangs to drop weapons and promises to take back control of the capital

Jul. 17, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille ordered gangs to surrender their weapons during a televised speech late Wednesday in which he acknowledged how dangerous life in Haiti’s capital and beyond has become and pledged to crack down on the rampant violence. ...

The stepped-up security around Trump is apparent, with agents walling him off from RNC crowds

Jul. 17, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the floor of the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, vice presidential candidate JD Vance greeted and shook hands with excited delegates as he walked toward his seat. It was a marked contrast from former President Donald Trump, who entered the hall a...

Gunmen in Mexico kill 6 people, including a boy, as mass killings of families increase

Jul. 17, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six members of two families were killed in Mexico's violent state of Guanajuato, the second massacre of a family in a month there, authorities confirmed Wednesday. An increasing number of women, children and entire families have fallen victim to the increasingly...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 17, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 12 The Washington Post on young people in America and national service Polls suggest young Americans are less enchanted with their country than previous generations. Yet even those who...

Venezuela arrests security chief for opposition leader days ahead of presidential vote

Jul. 17, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in Venezuela arrested the head of security for the country's top opposition leader on Wednesday, a little more than a week before President Nicolás Maduro faces a tough reelection. Former lawmaker and opposition powerhouse María Corina Machado...