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E. Congo on edge to see if M23 rebel cease-fire takes effect

Nov. 25, 2022 15:01 PM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Civilians in mineral-rich eastern Congo edgily waited to see whether a cease-fire to end the latest round of fighting between government forces and a shadowy rebel group would come into effect as planned Friday evening. Congo's president and neighboring Rwanda's...

US Navy: 70 tons of missile fuel from Iran to Yemen seized

Nov. 15, 2022 22:32 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it found 70 tons of a missile fuel component hidden among bags of fertilizer aboard a ship bound to Yemen from Iran, the first-such seizure in that country's yearslong war as a cease-fire there has broken down. The Navy...

UN envoy: Delaying elections could risk partition of Libya

Nov. 15, 2022 20:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the first anniversary of Libya’s postponed elections is quickly approaching and that further delaying a vote could lead the troubled north African nation to even greater instability, putting it “at risk of...

G-20 to condemn Russia's Ukraine invasion, urge an end

Nov. 15, 2022 13:23 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Leaders of most of the world's economic powers are nearing approval of a declaration strongly denouncing Russia’s invasion that has devastated Ukraine and roiled the global economy. Even China, which has mostly declined to censure Russia until now, and India, which...

At G-20, FIFA head calls for World Cup ceasefire in Ukraine

Nov. 15, 2022 11:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino urged world leaders on Tuesday to call for a ceasefire in Russia’s war against Ukraine during the World Cup that starts this week. Just days after asking World Cup teams to avoid the political and human rights issues swirling around...

ICRC: Humanitarian convoy arrives in Ethiopia's Tigray

Nov. 15, 2022 10:56 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said a convoy of trucks carrying medicine arrived in Tigray’s regional capital Mekele on Tuesday, the first aid delivery by the group to the embattled region since August. “It is an enormous relief for...

Filipino troops, rebels forge truce after fighting kills 10

Nov. 11, 2022 01:17 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops forged a ceasefire with Muslim guerrillas after 10 combatants were killed in clashes in a southern village and frantic efforts were made to prevent an escalation that could threaten a major peace accord, military commanders and the rebels said Friday....

UN urges revival of negotiations on disputed Western Sahara

Oct. 28, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for a revival of U.N-led negotiations on the disputed Western Sahara in a resolution adopted Thursday that expressed “deep concern” at the breakdown of the 1991 cease-fire between Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front whose...

Ethiopia says 3 Tigray towns taken amid resumed fighting

Oct. 18, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian authorities say they have taken control of three towns in Tigray, the embattled northern region that has seen a resurgence of fighting since August. The Government Communication Service in a statement Tuesday said the towns of Shire, in the...

Ethiopia, seeking to control Tigray airports, takes a town

Oct. 17, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian authorities said Monday they are aiming to get immediate control of airports and other infrastructure in Tigray, a statement of their war intentions that was followed by the capture of a town in the embattled northern region. Shire, a major...