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6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:09am

Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless.

Avant-garde mosque angers hard-liners in Iran

Nasser Karimi and Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:11pm

A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran's capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets — if there were any.

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:27pm

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.

Cambodia's ruling party has sure lock on Senate election

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:13pm

Cambodia's ruling party is assured of a sweeping victory in the election of a new Senate after the only real opposition to it was eliminated.

China will deal 'seriously' with N. Korea sanctions breaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:10pm

China will "seriously" deal with any breaches of U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea should they be found, a Chinese official said, soon after the third report this month of a ship-to-ship transfer suspected of violating sanctions.

Colombia extradites major drug suspect to US

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:31pm

A suspected drug chief known as the "Pablo Escobar of Ecuador" was extradited to the United States on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office announced.

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.