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US national security adviser, Saudi Arabia's crown prince meet to discuss 'semi-final' security deal

May. 19, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Joe Biden's national security adviser met early Sunday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss what the kingdom described as the “semi-final” version of a wide-ranging security agreement between the countries. ...

Ukraine's divisive mobilization law comes into force as a new Russian push strains front-line troops

May. 18, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A divisive mobilization law in Ukraine came into force on Saturday, as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive that some fear could close in on Ukraine’s second-largest city. The legislation, which was watered down from its...

Member of Israel's War Cabinet says he'll quit the government June 8 unless there's a new war plan

May. 18, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Benny Gantz, a popular centrist member of Israel’s three-member War Cabinet, threatened Saturday to resign from the government if it doesn't adopt a new plan in three weeks' time for the war in Gaza, a decision that would leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

An ultimatum raises pressure on Netanyahu to make postwar plans for Gaza, even as fighting rages

May. 18, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under mounting pressure from his own War Cabinet and his country's closest ally over postwar plans for Gaza, even as the war with Hamas shows no sign of ending. On Saturday, Benny Gantz, a member of the War Cabinet and...

As ethnic armed group claims to have captured a town in western Myanmar, Muslim Rohingyas flee again

May. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A powerful ethnic armed group fighting Myanmar’s military government in the country’s western state of Rakhine claimed Saturday to have seized a town near the border with Bangladesh, marking the latest in a series of victories for foes of the country’s military government. ...

Militia clashes rock western Libyan town. At least 1 civilian was killed, officials say

May. 18, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between government-allied militias rocked a coastal town in western Libya, trapping families inside their homes and forcing the closure of schools Saturday, officials said. At least one civilian was killed. The latest bout of violence in the chaos-stricken...

Dead or alive? Parents of children gone in Sri Lanka's civil war have spent 15 years seeking answers

May. 18, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

MULLAITIVU, Sri Lanka (AP) — For 15 years, Rasalingam Thilakawathi has been trying to find out what happened to her daughter at the end of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war. Or if she might still be alive. The last evidence she has is a photo from a newspaper that shows her daughter,...

Israeli War Cabinet member Gantz says he'll quit government unless it adopts new war plan by June 8

May. 18, 2024 13:57 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli War Cabinet member Gantz says he'll quit government unless it adopts new war plan by June 8.

Poland invests $2.5 billion into fortifying border with Russia and Belarus

May. 18, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications...

Army presents Purple Heart to Minnesota veteran 73 years after he was wounded in Korean War

May. 17, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — After 73 years and a long fight with the U.S. Army, a Korean War veteran from Minnesota who was wounded in combat finally got his Purple Heart medal on Friday. The Army notified Earl Meyer, 96, of St. Peter, last month that it had granted him a Purple Heart,...