Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) – Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya / Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between … Read more

Russians advance on war’s front line in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – The Russian military extended its grip on territory in eastern Ukraine as it seeks to cut supply lines and encircle frontline Ukrainian forces, while the Ukrainian military announced Thursday the arrival of powerful US multiple-launch rocket systems it hopes will offer a battlefield advantage. Ukrainian forces withdrew from some areas near … Read more

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($ 23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, … Read more

Why Turkey, Greece remains on collision course over Aegean islands | Conflict

The Eastern Mediterranean and the islands of the Aegean, where Greek and Turkish claims overlap, are once again in the focus amid the latest dispute between Greece and Turkey. The complexity of the issue under international law is now further exacerbated by a lack of diplomacy. The two NATO allies are still in a dispute … Read more

Border rules leave teenage migrants trapped in Spain’s Ceuta | Migration News

Ceuta, Spain – The borders between Morocco and the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla opened once again at the end of May after a two-year closure due to the pandemic coronavirus. To cross, legally, takes only a few minutes – but the wall between these territories, which lie approximately 385km (240 miles) apart by … Read more

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($ 23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, … Read more

In Tanzania, the Maasai fight eviction over state conservation plot | Features News

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Tensions are rising between the Tanzanian government and Indigenous Maasai pastoralists following a June 10 confrontation between police officers and residents at Ololosokwani village in Ngorongoro district on the eastern edge of the Serengeti National Park. According to some government sources, the fighting erupted after locals mobilized and attempted to … Read more

Al Jazeera obtains image of bullet that killed its journalist | Israel-Palestine conflict News

An investigation by Al Jazeera has obtained an image of the bullet used to kill the network’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The photograph for the first time shows the type of ammunition used to kill the veteran Al Jazeera correspondent in the occupied West Bank last month. According to ballistic and forensic experts, the green-tipped … Read more

In Yemen, child soldering continues despite Houthi promise

CAIRO (AP) – Yemen’s Houthi rebels are still recruiting children into their military ranks to fight in the country’s grinding civil war, despite an agreement with the United Nations in April to halt the practice, Houthi officials, aid workers and residents told The Associated Press . Two Houthi officials told the AP that the rebels … Read more