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UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:54am

Yemeni security officials say U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has arrived in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida.

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:44am

Libyans are celebrating the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with the varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west.

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

Albert Aji, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:41am

Only the Syrian state can protect groups in northern Syria and the army will "liberate every inch of Syria" from foreign troops, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday.

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:38am

Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground.

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:21am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine.

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:04am

The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy.

Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:02am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that his government would allocate the necessary funds to complete a long-promised museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans.

Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in southern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:47am

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb killed three civilians in the southern Kandahar province.

Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:35am

A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade rule.

Israel PM appoints interim foreign minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:34am

Israel's prime minister has appointed an interim foreign minister after holding the post himself for the last four years.

Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:54am

Iran's parliament speaker said Sunday that an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard was "planned and carried out from inside Pakistan," which he said should answer for it.

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:54am

Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the Middle East.

US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:19am

Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday.

Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern Bangladesh

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:19am

A devastating blaze raced through a crammed slum in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, killing at least nine people and injuring several others, a fire official said.

Thousands in Serbia protest for 11th week against populists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:22am

Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia's capital for 11th week in a row against populist President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:41pm

Authorities say a felony conviction for assault in Mississippi should have prevented Gary Martin from buying the gun he used to shoot and kill five co-workers when he was fired at an Illinois job site. Officials say Martin has a history of violent behavior but passed an initial background check. His firearm owner's ID card was only invalidated when he applied for a concealed carry permit, but he already had the gun. Martin also shot and wounded five of the first officers to arrive at the scene.

Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soon

Juan Antonio Guzman Calderon, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:53pm

An improvised shelter where hundreds of Central American migrants have been confined in the border city of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas, will close next week, authorities said Saturday.

Armed bar attack kills 5, wounds 5 more in Mexico's Cancun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:26pm

Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday.

Montenegrins march demanding government resignation

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:49pm

Several thousand people rallied in Montenegro on Saturday to demand the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic's government over allegations of corruption.