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  • new storyThe Latest: Czech watchdog condemns asylum conditions story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 12:53 pm

    GENEVA - The latest news from the wave of refugees and other migrants fleeing Africa, Asia and the Middle East and heading for western Europe. All times local.

  • Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:09 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.

  • GLANCE: Tunisia, Nobel winner, shines as Arab Spring success 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:30 pm

    The Nobel Peace Prize announced Friday pointed to the relative success of Tunisia in building toward democracy after a 2011 uprising ousted a longtime dictator. That makes it a resounding exception among the nations of the Arab Spring revolts.

  • UN Security Council OKs migrants resolution for 1 year 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to authorize the European Union and individual countries to seize migrant-smuggling vessels on the high seas off Libya.

  • The Latest: Nobel chair hopes prize may be example to Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:51 am

    OSLO, Norway - The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

  • The Latest: Hungarian pres. warns of risks in migrant crisis story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:53 am

    ATHENS, Greece - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

  • Correction: Libya story 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:33 am

    SKHIRAT, Morocco - In a story Oct. 8 about the Libyan national unity government, The Associated Press reported erroneously that proposed Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is a member of the Tripoli-based parliament. He is in fact a Tripoli representative in the internationally recognized Tobruk House of Representatives.

  • Libyan authorities detain 300 African migrants 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:20 am

    BENGHAZI, Libya - A Libyan official with the Islamist-backed government controlling the capital, Tripoli, says they have detained 300 African migrants captured while boarding boats headed to Europe.

  • 8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 am

    UNITED NATIONS - There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:

  • Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.

  • AP Interview: Libya says Parliament will go past deadline story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:49 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The leader of Libya's parliament says the elected House of Representatives will continue talks past the Oct. 20 deadline for its mandate to expire if a peace deal with the divided country's rival government isn't reached by then.

  • 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:

  • EU urges Libya parties to grasp peace deal 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 5:02 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union is urging Libya's warring factions to grasp the opportunity of a new peace deal and is promising massive backing once a unity government is formed.

  • UN envoy presents final peace deal to Libyan rivals 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 2:03 am

    SKHIRAT, Morocco - The U.N. envoy to Libya has presented the country's warring factions a final draft of a peace deal and urged all parties to accept it.

  • Smuggler vessels off Libya would be seized under UN proposal 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 4:51 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A proposed U.N. resolution would authorize the European Union and individual countries to take "enforcement action" on the high seas off Libya against vessels trying to smuggle migrants and refugees to Europe, including seizing and destroying the boats.

  • Mexican FM arrives in Egypt after 8 Mexican tourists killed 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 5:18 am

    CAIRO - Mexico's foreign minister arrived in Egypt early Wednesday morning in the wake of the deaths of eight Mexican tourists after Egyptian security forces mistakenly attacked a desert safari.

  • Egyptian forces mistakenly fire on desert safari, killing 12 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-15-15 12:50 am

    CAIRO - Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists on safari, killing 12 people and dealing a further blow to the government's efforts to project an image of stability as it fights an increasingly powerful insurgency, officials said Monday.

  • At least 12 killed when Egyptian forces fire on Mexican tour story has photos
    Updated: Sep-14-15 6:36 pm

    CAIRO - Egyptian forces hunting militants in the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists on safari, killing 12 people and dealing a further blow to the government's efforts to project an image of stability as it fights an increasingly powerful insurgency, officials said Monday.

  • Refugee women give birth on way to Europe, even on boats 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 10:06 am

    WARSAW, Poland - The baby names carry the mark of struggle and gratitude.