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Tunisia's opposition says politically motivated arrests and gag orders are chilling election efforts

Jul. 17, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Leading opposition parties in Tunisia asserted Wednesday that politically motivated arrests and gag orders are creating impossible conditions for holding democratic elections later this year. Members of the National Salvation Front, a coalition of secular and...

Relatives of those killed when MH17 was shot down mark 10 years since tragedy that claimed 298 lives

Jul. 17, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — Grieving families recited the names and ages Wednesday of all 298 passengers and crew killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine 10 years ago, as they marked the anniversary of the tragedy at a solemn ceremony near Amsterdam. ...

The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 17, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to continue cease-fire talks as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian airport officials who didn’t give details. International mediators continue to push Israel and Hamas toward a phased deal that would halt...

Russia holds a UN meeting about global cooperation. US calls it 'hypocrisy' after Ukraine invasion

Jul. 16, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of holding the entire West “at gunpoint” and impeding international cooperation, a claim the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denounced as “hypocrisy” by a country that invaded neighboring Ukraine....

US renews call on China to stop aggressive actions in disputed sea, where hostilities have flared

Jul. 16, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States on Friday renewed its call on China to stop its aggressive actions in the South China Sea, saying a broader web of security alliances has emerged to preserve the rule of law in the disputed waters. Washington’s top diplomat in Manila...

Colombia ends cease-fire with largest faction of FARC rebel holdout group

Jul. 16, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government on Tuesday said it will end a cease-fire with the largest faction of the FARC-EMC, a holdout rebel group that refused to sign a 2016 peace deal but which had been involved in peace talks with President Gustavo Petro's administration until March. ...

Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

Jul. 15, 2024 04:19 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony in Kathmandu. Khadga Prasad Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition...

Cocked rifles and infrared cameras along Cyprus buffer zone stoke tensions that could spread farther

Jul. 15, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The clang of unseen assault rifles being cocked carries across the United Nations-controlled buffer zone in ethnically cleaved Cyprus, ratcheting up concerns that the embers of the island's stagnant conflict could again be rekindled. The rifles are just the...

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire talks haven't paused and claims military chief survived Israeli strike

Jul. 14, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

MUWASI, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas said Sunday that Gaza cease-fire talks were ongoing and the group’s military commander was in good health, a day after the Israeli military targeted Mohammed Deif with a massive airstrike that local health officials said killed at least 90 people, including...

UK Foreign Secretary visits Israel and West Bank and calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Jul. 14, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The new British foreign secretary called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza during a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday, his second international trip since Labour’s resounding victory in elections earlier this month. David Lammy...