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Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as tem...

Police arrest 29 for bringing people to EU on leisure boats

FOSSALTA DI PIAVE, Italy (AP) — Police in Italy, Albania and Greece on Wednesday arrested some 30 people accused of profiteering several hundred million euros to smuggle refugees and migrants into the...

UN agency: Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon need funds

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. agency appealed Wednesday to the international community to donate tens of millions of dollars to help improve living conditions for Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon. ...

Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across Ame...

Germany and NATO urge Russia to de-escalate on Ukraine border

The German chancellor and the head of NATO on Tuesday urged Russia to deescalate amid fears that Moscow may be planning an invasion of Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Chancellor ...

Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Novak Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to...

UN chief: Over 12,000 detainees held officially in Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 12,000 detainees are held officially in 27 prisons and detention facilities across Libya and thousands more are held illegally and often in “inhumane conditions in facilitie...

Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood were locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed prope...

Jordanian officer dead after Syria border clash with gunmen

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military said Sunday that an army officer was killed in a shootout with smugglers on the country's northern border with Syria. A Jordanian military web...

The AP Interview: Taliban pledge all girls in schools soon

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers say they hope to be able to open all schools for girls across the country after late March, their spokesman told The Associated Press on Satu...

Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might seem harsh to people watching from afar. But Australia has long ...

Latvia, Lithuania, Poland rapped over Belarus border methods

BRUSSELS (AP) — Latvia, Lithuania and Poland continue to use questionable methods to keep out migrants trying to enter from Belarus and are denying access to aid groups trying to help people stuck in ...

Austrian FM: EU ready to help Lebanon if leaders reform

BEIRUT (AP) — Austria’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the European Union wants to help Lebanon escape its economic meltdown, but only if the country's leaders clean up Beirut's affairs. ...

UK Home Office backs down on Syrian asylum-seeker's case

The case concerns a 25-year-old Syrian man who came to the UK in May 2020. He reportedly evaded forced conscription into the army in 2017 to avoid being forced to kill fellow Syrians. The man, who ha...

UN seeks $5B to aid millions of Afghans as country struggles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday launched its biggest ever appeal -- for over $5 billion to help 22 million Afghans whose country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and econom...