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FILE - In this Dec 5, 2012 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, left, and Nicaragua's Army Commander Gen. Julio Cesar Aviles Castillo speak during the closing ceremony of an annual defense course at the

US sanctions top Nicaraguan officials over rights abuses

May. 22, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Treasury announced sanctions Friday against two high-ranking Nicaraguan officials for their support of government crackdowns on protesters. The Treasury said in a statement that the measures target Gen. Julio César Avilés Castillo, commander of Nicaragua's army,...

A Kashmiri man douses a fire in a house which was damaged in a gun-battle in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Indian government forces killed two rebels in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests, officials and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Indian troops kill rebel commander in Kashmir's main city

May. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A rebel commander and his aide were killed in a gunbattle with government forces in Kashmir's main city on Tuesday, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region. Scores of counterinsurgency police and paramilitary soldiers cordoned off a...

Sri Lanka threatens to leave int'l organizations over rights

May. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president said Tuesday that he will withdraw the country from any international organization that continuously “targets” the military with allegations of human rights violations during its long civil war. Speaking at an event marking the 11th...

Supporters line the side of the road waiting for the motorcade of President Donald Trump to drive past on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In Pennsylvania, Dem governor aims to contain GOP revolt

May. 14, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — By many accounts, Gov. Tom Wolf has helped contain Pennsylvania's coronavirus outbreak and avoided the full-blown disasters seen elsewhere. His success containing the growing resistance to his efforts is to be determined. In one of the premier battlegrounds in November's...

Greece: Migrants jailed for detention center riot

May. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say two Afghan men have been jailed for six years and nine months each after being convicted of participating in riots this week at a migrant detention center near the border with Turkey where some 150 unaccompanied minors are being held. The two men, aged 22...

In this Monday, May 4, 2020 photo, Halil Hasani displays four photos of his missing sons from right to left Fadil, 32, Gazmend , 24, Armend, 20, and Hasan, 15, taken by Serb forces during the Kosovo war over two decades ago, as he sits in the porch of his house in the village of Qabra. Hasani is convinced his four sons are alive and imprisoned somewhere in Serbia more than two decades after police and paramilitary forces took them from a village in Kosovo. At the time, an armed uprising by ethnic Albanian separatists had led to a bloody Serb crackdown, an international crisis and a NATO bombing campaign in Kosovo, then a Serbian province.  (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo families seek answers 21 years after Serb conflict

May. 14, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

CABER, Kosovo (AP) — Halil Hasani is convinced his four sons are alive and imprisoned somewhere in Serbia more than two decades after police and paramilitary forces took them from a village in Kosovo. At the time, an armed uprising by ethnic Albanian separatists had led to a bloody Serb crackdown, an...

Sudan clashes kill 26, including paramilitary forces

May. 13, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Armed clashes in Sudan’s South Kordofan province killed more than two dozen people, including paramilitary troops, over 48 hours, authorities said Wednesday. It marked the third outbreak of violence this month that could derail the country's transition to democracy. The fighting poses a...

Venezuela: Warden charged in deadly prison riot with 47 dead

May. 13, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela said Wednesday that they're filing criminal charges against a prison warden and five guards following a riot that left 47 inmates dead and dozens more injured. Prison guards could have used less lethal force to quell the riot, such as firing tear gas and...

Wolf: 'Cowardly' counties 'choosing to desert' virus fight

May. 11, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf attacked local elected officials making plans to reopen in defiance of his shutdown orders as cowards deserting the pandemic battlefield, threatening Monday to block aid to rebellious Pennsylvania counties in an escalating political fight over his administration's...

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020 photo, Faiqqa Homsi holds her daughter Maya, who was diagnosed with cancer, on her apartment balcony in the Mulawiya slum of the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Residents of Lebanon's poorest city, Tripoli, despair as the country faces a terrifying confluence of events. An unprecedented economic crisis, nationwide protests and coronavirus restrictions are posing the biggest threat to stability since the end of the civil war in 1990. Nowhere is the pain more felt than in Tripoli, hometown of Homsi, a mother of five who feels her family is being pushed closer to the edge. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

May. 11, 2020 6:16 AM EDT

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Living in a slum built precariously on the banks of a sewage-tainted river in Lebanon, Faiqqa Homsi feels her family being pushed closer and closer to the edge. A mother of five, she was already struggling, relying on donations to care for a baby daughter with cancer. The...