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UN: September deadliest for civilians in Yemen but new hope

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:33pm

U.N. officials say September was the deadliest month for civilians in war-torn Yemen this year, though violence has lessened recently and there are signs of hope.

The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:00pm

The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreement .

As Britain battles to leave the EU, others struggle to join

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:55pm

As Britain battles to leave the European Union, two countries from the Balkans were struggling to be allowed in Thursday, despite warnings that turning them away would tarnish the EU's reputation and could risk inflaming the volatile region.

Pence says United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:43am

Pence says United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria.

Trump announces "great news" out of Pence-Erdogan talks in Turkey, saying "millions of lives will be saved!"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:37am

Trump announces "great news" out of Pence-Erdogan talks in Turkey, saying "millions of lives will be saved!"

British PM Boris Johnson says he's confident the UK Parliament will vote for his Brexit deal on Saturday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:03am

British PM Boris Johnson says he's confident the UK Parliament will vote for his Brexit deal on Saturday.

The Latest: US envoy blasts Venezuela seat on UN agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:04am

The Latest on voting for the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local):

Maldives investigates activist group for "slandering Islam"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:56am

The head of a Maldivian activist group says that police have contacted to investigate a report published by her organization that is purported to have slandered Islam.

Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:31am

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw sweeping war games intended to test the readiness of the nation's strategic forces for a nuclear conflict.

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:03am

Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record.

Protesters bar Haiti's president from visiting historic site

Evens Sanon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:32am

Haiti's embattled president was forced on Thursday to hold a private ceremony amid heavy security for what is usually a public celebration of one of the country's founding fathers.

Iraqi blogger outspoken about country's corruption detained

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:18am

A family member of a popular Iraqi blogger says authorities have detained him, apparently over his coverage of anti-government protests.

German official condemns violence at Kurdish protest rallies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:31am

A senior German security official on Thursday condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey's military operation in northern Syria.

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:19am

A dozen plainclothes Pakistani security forces have attempted to raid the former home of a human rights activist who recently fled to the United States seeking asylum.

Mozambique's Frelimo appears headed for big election win

Tom Bowker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:11am

Unofficial results in Mozambique's elections point to sweeping victories for the ruling Frelimo party and President Filipe Nyusi, prompting some analysts to question the credibility of the polls and warn that the lopsided result may prolong the country's instability.

FM: Iraq will only repatriate IS fighters who are Iraqis

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:54am

Iraq will only take back its own citizens and their families who fought with the Islamic State group in Syria, not those from other countries, Iraq's foreign minister said Thursday.

British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:47am

British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."

Russia: 3 US diplomats stopped in explosion area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:39am

Russia's foreign ministry says police stopped three American diplomats trying to enter an area of northern Russia where a secrecy-shrouded explosion at a navy range caused a brief spoke in radioactivity levels.

UN: Afghan insurgents responsible for most 2019 casualties

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:20am

Afghan civilians are dying in record numbers in the country's increasingly brutal war, noting that more civilians died in July than in any previous one-month period since the U.N. began keeping statistics, according to a U.N. report released Thursday.