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UN Security Council visits Colombia as peace worries mount

Jul. 12, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Maria del Pilar Hurtado's son screamed in anguish at the sight of his mother's dead body on a dirt road in the poor community in northern Colombia the family called home. He kicked his feet on the ground and grasped his face in his hands. Passersby stopped and watched the boy's...

Red Cross says peace elusive as UN council heads to Colombia

Jul. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that conflicts in Colombia are ongoing and the humanitarian situation has worsened as the U.N. Security Council heads to the South American nation to assess progress toward peace. Robert Mardini, the ICRC's U.N. observer, told...

The Latest: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is again calling for "maximum restraint" in the Persian Gulf region and warning all parties that a new confrontation "would be a...

UN: Climate change undercutting work to end poverty, hunger

Jul. 10, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hunger is growing and the world is not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030 and meet other U.N. goals, mainly because progress is being undermined by the impact of climate change and increasing inequality, a U.N. report said Tuesday. The report on progress toward achieving the 17...

Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal

Jul. 8, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of...

The Latest: French president sends adviser to Iran for talks

Jul. 8, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 8:40 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is sending his chief diplomatic adviser to Iran following its decision enrich uranium beyond the threshold of the 2015 nuclear accord. The Elysee Palace said Monday that Emmanuel Bonne was...

UN condemns attack on migrants, calls for Libyan cease-fire

Jul. 5, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday called on Libya's warring parties to urgently de-escalate fighting and commit to a cease-fire, and it condemned a deadly attack on a detention center for migrants near the capital Tripoli. The U.N.'s most powerful body also called on the parties to...

Both sides in Sudan political crisis hail power-sharing deal

Jul. 5, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement reached Friday, raising hopes that the deal would end a three-month political crisis that has paralyzed the country and led to scores of deaths following a violent crackdown on...

Airstrike kills 44 migrants in Libyan detention center

Jul. 3, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital of Tripoli early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding dozens of others in an attack that the U.N. human rights chief said could amount to a war crime. The Tripoli-based government blamed the attack...

The Latest: UN Security Council to condemn attack in Libya

Jul. 3, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The latest on developments in Libya, where an airstrike on a migrant detention center in Tripoli killed at least 44 people (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says it will issue a statement condemning the attack on a migrant detention camp near...