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North Macedonia police find 22 migrants trying Balkans route

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:37pm

Police in North Macedonia say two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to European Union countries were stopped in separate weekend incidents.

El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:54pm

El Salvador police say they've arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country's land reform agency — a case that shook U.S. relations with a Central American nation then embroiled in civil war.

Russian flag hung on church in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:11pm

Officials in the English city where a former Russian double agent was poisoned with a nerve agent last year have denounced the placing of a huge Russian flag on the city's cathedral.

Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:27pm

Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77.

Taliban say unable to attend Pakistan talks; blame blacklist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:42am

The Taliban has postponed an unscheduled round of peace talks with the United States set for Monday in Pakistan saying "most" members of their negotiating team are unable to travel because they're on the U.S. and United Nations' blacklists.

Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:14am

Israel said Sunday it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis.

Austrian leader: Trump foreign policy successful in parts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:54am

Austria's chancellor has described parts of U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy as "very successful" as he prepares to visit Washington this week.

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:04am

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized.

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

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

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

Vote on minister's immunity puts Italian populists in bind

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:22am

Should senators from Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement strip the firebrand leader of the far-right League of his immunity from criminal prosecution, possibly jeopardizing the populist government in which the two parties are coalition partners?

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

Rami Musa and Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:44am

Libyans on Sunday celebrated the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with a 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

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:04am

The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the U.K. 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.