International News

In a first, Bedouin women lead tours in Egypt’s Sinai

By NARIMAN EL-MOFTY Associated Press ABU ZENIMA, Egypt (AP) — Amid a stunning vista of desert mountains, a Bedouin woman, Umm Yasser, paused to point out a local plant, and she began to explain how it was used in medicine to the group of foreign tourists she was guiding. Umm Yasser is ...

US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on Tuesday the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported ...

UK’s May to ask EU for Brexit delay; long extension expected

By MIKE CORDER and RAF CASERT Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Just days away from a potentially calamitous no-deal Brexit, European Union leaders meet Wednesday to discuss granting the United Kingdom a new delay — possibly of up to a year — to its departure from the bloc. It's likely ...

A look at what comes after Netanyahu’s seeming win in Israel

By ARON HELLER Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with near-final election results giving his right-wing Likud and its traditional Jewish ultra-Orthodox and nationalist allies a ...

Red Cross regains entry to Venezuela jails, military prisons

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has regained access to prisons in Venezuela, including highly guarded military facilities where dozens of inmates considered political prisoners are being held, as ...

US pulls forces from Libya as fighting approaches capital

By RAMI MUSA and SAMY MAGDY Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to "security conditions on the ground," a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli ...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda has a new light, says leader

By IGNATIUS SSUUNA Associated Press KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years after the start of a genocide that killed some 800,000 people, Rwanda is rebuilding with hope and shines with a new light, President Paul Kagame said at commemoration services Sunday. He said Rwandans would never ...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

BY MATTHEW LEE and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for U.S. ...

Mozambique recovers from cyclone, fights threat of cholera

By CARA ANNA Associated Press BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A battered notebook lists the people still alive in this village after a devastating cyclone. But sip by sip, a deadly threat remains. Nearly a month after Cyclone Idai made landfall and unleashed flooding that reached the tops of ...

Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freed

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. The two "are in good health" and "in the safe hands" of security officials, police said in a ...