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UN chief urges major Afghan aid increase, unfreezing assets

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief urged nations Wednesday to greatly boost humanitarian aid for millions of Afghans living in “a frozen hell” and release nearly $9 billion in frozen assets to pull ...

'Navalny' aims to make noise for imprisoned Russian leader

NEW YORK (AP) — Within hours of Russian authorities officially adding Alexei Navalny to the country’s registry of terrorists and extremists, a new documentary about the imprisoned Russian opposition ...

Diaspora group: Ethiopia PM open to talks with Tigray forces

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister has said there will be negotiations between his government and the rival Tigray forces who have been waging war for almost 15 months, the chairman of a ...

European court says Turkey violated journalist's rights

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Turkey violated the rights of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was jailed in Turkey for a year and later convicted...

EXPLAINER: Why Yemen's war has spilled into the Emirates

CAIRO (AP) — Twice in the past week, Yemen’s rebels have launched attacks with missiles and drones on the United Arab Emirates, a major escalation for one of the world’s most protracted conflicts. ...

Afghanistan: How the Taliban stand to benefit from Norway talks

Norwegian authorities have said the ongoing international talks with the Taliban are not tantamount to legitimizing the Islamist group. But human rights activists, particularly those from Afghanistan,...

Russia adds Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to 'terrorist' list

Russia on Tuesday put Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny and a number of his allies, including a main aide, Lyubov Sobol, on a database of "terrorists and extremists." The decision by the Fe...

Stone-throwing Israeli settlers attack Palestinian village

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers drove through a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank on Monday, throwing rocks through the windows of vehicles and businesses and injuring a teenager, a Pale...

Army: Man who breached gate, tried to ram police shot dead

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — Military police fatally shot a man who breached the main gate at Kentucky's Fort Knox and tried to run over officers, officials said. The shooting happened earl...

EXPLAINER: Why effort to help Afghanistan is falling short

WASHINGTON (AP) — As winter deepens, a grim situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Freezing temperatures are compounding misery from the downward spiral that has come with the fall of the U.S.-bac...

An uneasy calm as Kazakhstan returns to normalcy

After days of rare and violent protests, most of Kazakhstan's remote areas limped back to normalcy by January 12. Now, the larger cities too are doing the same with the lifting of a nationwide sta...

Kuwaiti minister in Lebanon over diplomatic row with gulf

BEIRUT (AP) — Kuwait’s foreign minister handed Lebanese officials Saturday a list of suggestions for confidence-building measures with oil-rich Gulf states after relations between the two sides deteri...

Afghanistan: Taliban envoys arrive in Oslo for aid talks

A Taliban delegation landed in Oslo, Norway, late Saturday for three days of meetings with Western officials. The talks, scheduled to run until Tuesday, will mark the Taliban's first meeting wit...

Houthis, aid group: Death toll from prison airstrike hits 82

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has climbed to at least 82 detainees, the rebels and an aid group said Saturday. ...

Texas hostages escaped synagogue as FBI SWAT team rushed in

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — In the final moments of a 10-hour standoff with a gunman at a Texas synagogue, the remaining hostages and officials trying to negotiate their release took “near simultaneous ...