Flooding affects more than 1 million across East Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic. ...

UN experts decry continued abuse as Syria's war grinds on

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators pointed Tuesday to signs that Syria’s government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country’s nine-year conflict grinds on, while citing po...

Pirates to wear No. 21 on Sept. 9 to honor Roberto Clemente

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's legacy in Pittsburgh and his native Puerto Rico is secure. The club the Hall of Fame outfielder spent two decades playing for is trying to ensure that legacy — bot...

2 Saudi royals, others officials investigated for fraud

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top military commander in its yearslong war in Yemen and his prince son have been removed from their posts along with other officials as part of an an...

Artist Banksy on migrant crisis: 'All Black Lives Matter'

LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy has released a video with a strong political message explaining why he became involved in a search-and-rescue ship helping migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Taiwan pledges aid for Beirut explosion victims

Taiwan is to provide US$150,000 in humanitarian aid to the victims of the devastating Aug. 4 explosion at the port in Beirut, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Friday (Aug. 28). I...

'Our hands are tied': Local aid workers exposed in pandemic

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus is exposing an uncomfortable inequality in the billion-dollar system that delivers life-saving aid for countries in crisis: Most money that flows from the U.S. and ...

UN funding crisis cuts aid to Yemen as it slides near famine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official warned Tuesday that war-torn Yemen is sliding toward famine as the coronavirus spreads and its economy implodes — all amid a funding crisis that is forcing...

Brazil's government sends humanitarian aid mission to Beirut

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's government sent a humanitarian mission to Lebanon on Wednesday in the wake of the Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut that injured thousands. Former President...

Lebanon questions security chief, minister quits over blast

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge on Monday began questioning the heads of the country’s security agencies over last week’s devastating blast in Beirut as another Cabinet minister resigned in protest. ...

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut's demolished port Thursday, a day after the government pledged to investigate this week's devastating explo...

Trump again says Lebanon blast might not have been accident

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to suggest that the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people in Lebanon might not have been an accident, as Lebanese officials ...

8 Western nations urge Russian forces to leave Georgia

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and seven European countries marked Friday’s 12th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia with a call to Moscow to withdraw forces from Abkhazia ...

Turkey sends rescue and medical teams after Beirut explosion

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey said Wednesday it is sending search and rescue teams along with emergency medical personnel to aid Lebanese authorities in the aftermath of the devastating explosion that killed...

French president traveling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Lebanon on Thursday to offer support for the troubled country after a massive, deadly explosion that has drawn global pledges of medical a...