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North Macedonia: Police find 82 migrants hidden in vehicles

Jun. 12, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say officers discovered 82 migrants hidden in vehicles in two separate operations Friday. Police said a joint team of border officers from North Macedonia and Slovenia found 62 people hidden in a truck on the main...

Lawyers urge ICC to probe alleged crimes against Uyghurs

Jun. 10, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of lawyers presented a dossier of evidence Thursday to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court that they say establishes jurisdiction for the global tribunal to investigate allegations Chinese authorities are involved in grave crimes targeting...

Greece says many migrants in Turkey could seek asylum there

Jun. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday designated neighboring Turkey as a safe country in which to seek international protection for the majority of asylum-seekers departing its shores for Greece. A joint decree from the Greek foreign and migration ministries said the...

Boat carrying 81 Rohingya found stranded on Indonesia island

Jun. 04, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Villagers in Indonesia's Aceh province on Friday discovered a stranded boat carrying 81 Rohingya Muslims, including children, who had left a refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials said. Miftach Cut Adek, the leader of the local tribal fishing...

AP PHOTOS: Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, amid a month of conflict

Jun. 01, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

Intricate henna designs on the hands of Muslim girls in Peshawar, Pakistan. Horseback riders atop colorfully festooned steeds in Zazzau, Nigeria. A child tossed into the air at the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem. These are some of the ways the world’s Muslims...

Cyclone lashes India, Bangladesh; 6 dead, 1.1M evacuated

May. 26, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy rain and a high tide lashed parts of eastern India and neighboring Bangladesh on Wednesday as a cyclone pushed ashore in an area where more than 1.1 million people were evacuated during a devastating coronavirus outbreak. At least six people were reported dead. ...

India on alert ahead of second powerful cyclone in 10 days

May. 24, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s eastern coast is on alert ahead of a severe cyclone brewing in the Bay of Bengal, days after a powerful storm battered the country's western coast and killed at least 140 people. Cyclone Yaas is expected to make landfall on Wednesday and could...

Bangladeshi journalist known for unearthing graft gets bail

May. 23, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi journalist who is known for her strong reporting on official corruption was released from jail Sunday, hours after a court in the nation's capital awarded conditional bail amid protests at home and abroad calling for her release. ...

Cricket gear donation brings joy to migrants stuck in Bosnia

May. 22, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Joyful cheers echoed through an asylum-seekers camp in Bosnia this week as dozens of teenagers and young men put their daily struggles aside for a game of cricket. Players absorbed in the match ran over an improvised pitch clutching...

Thailand reports 1st cases of Indian coronavirus variant

May. 21, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand on Friday said it has detected its first locally transmitted cases of the coronavirus variant discovered in India, as it announced the formal rollout of its national vaccination plan next month. The Ministry of Public Health said 36...