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UN to vote Monday on resolution that would condemn Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:52pm

The Security Council is expected to vote Monday on a British-drafted U.N. resolution that would condemn Iran for violating a U.N. arms embargo by providing missiles and drones to Shiite rebels in Yemen — and commit to future action against Tehran.

Mexico arrests 4 police officers in case of missing Italians

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:36pm

Four municipal police officers were arrested Saturday in the disappearance of three Italians last heard from more than three weeks ago in western Mexico, and authorities said the agents apparently handed the men over to a criminal gang.

Guatemala City Archbishop Vian, critic of graft, dies at 70

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:34pm

Oscar Julio Vian, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Guatemala City and an outspoken critic of corruption in the Central American nation, died Saturday after battling cancer for months. He was 70.

UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:14pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

Police: Man in Austria kills 2 siblings, then himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:33pm

A man apparently killed his brother and sister at their farmhouse in southeastern Austria on Saturday, then hanged himself, authorities said.

Manafort indictment sparks hunt for Europeans paid to lobby

Dmytro Vlasov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:31pm

A new indictment against former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort focused a spotlight Saturday on uncovering the former European leaders who prosecutors contend were secretly paid by Manafort to lobby on behalf of Ukraine.

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

Bassem Mroue and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.

UN Security Council approves a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria "without delay"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:22pm

UN Security Council approves a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria "without delay"

Thousands of Africans protest Israeli deportation plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:17pm

Thousands of African asylum seekers and their local supporters are protesting against an Israeli plan to deport them.

Brazilian arms dealer arrested in the United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:15pm

Brazilian police say the man considered to be the country's largest arms dealer has been arrested in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Red Cross: 21 resigned or fired since 2015 in sex cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:38am

The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.

Greek police arrest 2 migrant traffickers, 14 Syrians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:32am

Greek police say they have arrested two migrant traffickers who were transporting 14 undocumented Syrians, eight of them children.

Car bombs in Yemen's Aden kill 6, wound dozens: officials

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:15am

Two car bomb explosions killed at least six people and wounded 43 others including civilians on Saturday in Yemen's southern city of Aden, security officials and witnesses said, in an attack later claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:37am

Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared between far-left and far-right activists in a violence-marred election campaign.

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:15am

Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said Saturday.

Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:46am

Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers has burst into flames after it overturned west of the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people.

EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:35am

For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent.

Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:35am

Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh on Saturday to meet Rohingya Muslim women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.

Speeding jeep kills 9 schoolchildren in eastern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:01am

A speeding jeep plowed through a group of schoolchildren crossing a road in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine and injuring 10 of them.