UN says Latin America and Caribbean are COVID-19 `hot spot'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Latin America and the Caribbean have become “a hot spot” for the COVID-19 pandemic, with several countries now having one of the highest per capita infection rates and absolute n...

Turkey: Rescuers find wreck of missing migrant boat in lake

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish search-and-rescue teams on Wednesday located the wreck of a boat that was reported missing in a lake in eastern Turkey with up to 60 migrants on board, officials said. ...

Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to ...

European refugee policy: Are pushbacks at sea legal?

Why are "pushbacks" controversial? "Pushback" is not a legal term, but a political one. The concept of "pushing back" refugee boats is, in legal terms, highly contentio...

Cases of coronavirus in Idaho spike after businesses reopen

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For a time in Idaho, it seemed like the worst of the coronavirus pandemic could be over. After an initial onslaught of confirmed cases in the spring, by June numbers had dropped to...

Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after appeal to EU

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 25 unaccompanied migrant children are traveling from Athens to Portugal, where they will be given shelter as part of a relocation program worked out among s...

Burundian refugees in Tanzania face new pressure to go home

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundian refugees in Tanzania say they fear being forced to return to their country now that a new president has taken power and invited them home. Hundreds of...

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers, Turkey’s state-run news agency reporte...

Sudan protesters remain camping in Darfur, seeking security

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese government delegation arrived Sunday in Central Darfur province for talks with hundreds of protesters camped outside a government building demanding better security conditions,...

Australia may offer safe haven to Hong Kong residents

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China’s move to impose a to...

Lebanese major retailers to shut down amid economic crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Major retailers in Lebanon announced on Thursday they will temporarily shut down in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Leban...

Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilizing Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed efforts to stabilize Syria in a video call, emphasizing the need to promote a political settlement for the nine-year conflic...

Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday. Turkey launched a search-an...

Protesters return to Sudan streets, calling for more reforms

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters returned to the streets Tuesday to pressure transitional authorities, demanding justice for those killed in the uprising last year that led to the military’s ouster of...

Protests as currency slides, price of bread rises in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Protesters closed several major roads in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday amid rising anger as the currency hit a new record low on the black market, electricity cuts increased and...