Ethnic conflicts

Myanmar Security Advisor U Thaung Tun address U.N. Security Council meeting on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, Thursday Sept. 28, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 28, 2017 - 8:02 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar (all times local): 8 p.m. Myanmar's national security adviser says the crisis in Rakhine state "is due to terrorism and is not based on religion" and is urging the U.N. Security Council...
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In this image made from video, a man lying on a bed with a bandaged hand is cared for in a hospital in Buthidaung township, Myanmar, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Ethnic Rohingya militants armed with guns and machetes attacked Myanmar security forces at several police and border outposts overnight in a troubled western state, has left a number of people dead according to police. (DVB via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 4:42 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 12 security personnel and 59 Rohingya dead, the government said Friday, in a dramatic escalation of fighting in the troubled region. The office...
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August 25, 2017 - 7:55 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on militant attacks on security forces in Myanmar (all times local): 6 p.m. Myanmar's government says attacks by ethnic Rohingya militants on security outposts in the western state of Rakhine have left 71 people dead. The office of the country's leader, Aung San...
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures to thousands of supporters gathered in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Odinga on Sunday condemned police killings of rioters during protests after the country's disputed election and is urging supporters to skip work Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
August 13, 2017 - 1:22 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government denounced violent demonstrations as unlawful and urged Kenyans to return to their...
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Main opposition leader Raila Odinga greets the crowd through the sunroof of his vehicle as he arrives for his final electoral campaign rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Kenyans are due to go to the polls on Aug. 8. to vote in presidential elections after a tightly-fought race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
August 07, 2017 - 6:28 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who wants to be Kenya's next president, says he'll fight corruption and ethnic divisions. Yet he is also an enigmatic figure who was allegedly involved in an Aug. 1, 1982 coup attempt that exacerbated tensions in a country whose democracy...
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Undated photo provided by the OHCHR in Geneva, shows a wounded person n the province Lunda Norte Angola in June 2017. U.N. human rights investigators have issued a report documenting the killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence in central Congo over three recent months that could devolve into “wider ethnic cleansing.” The investigators based the report on interviews in June of 96 people who fled Congo’s Kasai provinces into neighboring Angola. (OHCHR via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 6:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators warned Friday of ethnic cleansing in central Congo, documenting the recent killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence with "no good guys and bad guys." The investigators based their new report on interviews in June of 96 people...
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June 26, 2017 - 6:59 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Journalists' organizations, both international and domestic, charge that South Sudan's government is restricting their ability to report the news. They say this is particularly serious because South Sudan's civil war has created the world's largest refugee crisis and there...
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May 19, 2017 - 5:29 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilians in a single town last year amid growing ethnic violence in the country's civil war, a new United Nations report said Friday. The investigation released by the U.N. human rights office said those cases and other...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2015 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, accompanied by army chief of staff Paul Malong, right, waves during an independence day ceremony in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's army chief of staff Paul Malong, who had been proposed for U.N. sanctions and accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead, has been removed from his post, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:06 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's army chief of staff, who had been accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead and proposed for United Nations sanctions, has been removed from his post, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday. Paul Malong's removal comes after...
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Police try to block protestors as they enter into the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Scores of protesters have broken through a police cordon and entered Macedonian parliament to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
April 27, 2017 - 7:01 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Macedonia (all times local): 1 a.m. Greece's Foreign Ministry says it is concerned that neighboring Macedonia may be "sliding into deep political crisis" following attacks on politicians by protesters who swarmed into parliament. A...
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