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Israeli officials: 7 wounded in shooting near settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:45pm

Israeli officials say seven people have been wounded, one critically, in a shooting by a suspected Palestinian assailant outside a Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

Gunmen in Mexico kill Guatemalan migrant, wound 3 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:22pm

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission is calling on the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to improve security after masked gunmen killed a Guatemalan migrant and injured three others.

Yemen peace talks in Sweden focus on prisoner swap deal

Ivana Bzganovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:28am

Yemen's warring parties met Sunday for the fourth day of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden to try to hammer out details of a prisoner exchange, which could eventually include all prisoners held by both sides in the four-year civil war.

US airstrike outside Somalia's capital kills 4 al-Shabab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:47am

The U.S. military says it has killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group with a "self-defense airstrike" outside Somalia's capital after partner forces were attacked.

Women accuse Brazilian spiritual healer of sexual abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:28am

Ten women in Brazil have accused a self-styled spiritual healer of sexually abusing them at a clinic in the central-western state of Goias.

Yemen rebel leader seeks torture probe, cites AP report

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:26am

A top leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels has called for an investigation after The Associated Press found evidence of extreme torture in Houthi-run lockups.

UN sends aid to hundreds of thousands in war-torn Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:38am

The United Nations has begun sending desperately needed aid from Jordan to hundreds of thousands of civilians in war-torn Syria.

Israeli military probes shooting of Palestinian in the back

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:51am

The Israeli military on Sunday said it has opened an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the West Bank after a video surfaced appearing to show him being shot in the back.

Cyprus police detain 40 Syrian migrants after boat arrival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:03am

Cyprus police say they have detained 40 Syrian migrants after a boat dropped them off along the ethnically split island nation's northwestern coast.

UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:47am

A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok said he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:39am

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.

Congo's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:36am

Congo's President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the future.

Qatar emir skips Saudi-hosted Gulf summit amid boycott

Jon Gambrell and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:43am

Leaders of Gulf Arab countries, including those boycotting Qatar, met on Sunday in Saudi Arabia's capital for a regional summit, a gathering that Qatar's ruling emir choose not to attend amid the dispute.

Taliban kill 8 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:01am

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked an army checkpoint in the western Farah province, killing at least eight Afghan soldiers.

Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:48am

Italian police investigating a deadly disco stampede said Sunday they found a pepper spray can and were questioning dozens of witnesses Sunday following accounts by concertgoers that a teenage boy had sprayed an irritating substance, triggering the mad rush by the crowd to flee.

Armenia premier's bloc winning vote, early returns show

Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:58am

Early returns from Armenia's snap parliamentary election Sunday show the country's new prime minister's bloc with a commanding lead — an outcome that would help further consolidate his power.

Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan camp shows migrant challenges

Amira El Masaiti, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:38am

As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery, lice and filth.

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:00am

Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns.

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Giovanna Dell'orto, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:39am

Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place.