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Joko Widodo’s phenomenal rise from a riverside slum, where he grew up, to the presidency of Indonesia shows how far the world’s third-largest democracy has veered from a brutal authoritarian era … more
Israel's war on Hamas in Gaza has also wreaked havoc on the Palestinian economy in the West Bank. In response to Hamas' Oct. 7 attack that triggered the war, Israel severed economic ties with the … more
The Israeli military says it has discovered tunnels underneath the main headquarters of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City. It alleges that Hamas militants used the space as an … more
A desperate rescue attempt in Gaza by medics with the Palestinian Red Crescent has ended with the discovery of their ambulance, blackened and destroyed. Twelve days had passed since the medics set … more
The governor of the Ukrainian region of Kharkiv says a Russian drone strike on the city of the same name, the second-largest city in the country, killed seven people overnight, including three … more
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — One year after returning from cancer treatment, Sébastien Haller could lead Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations title. Haller fired the host nation into … more
Lebanese security officials say an apparent Israeli drone strike hit a car near Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon, killing at least two people and wounding two others. The strike near the … more
A hospital official and AP journalists say Israeli airstrikes have killed at least 28 Palestinians in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. The strikes early Saturday came hours after Israel’s prime … more
Pakistan has hit back at criticism over the conduct of its parliamentary elections, which were held amid sporadic militant attacks and an unprecedented suspension of all mobile phone services. It … more
Pakistan held its parliamentary election with 44 parties fighting for a share of 266 seats in the National Assembly, or lower house of parliament. A further 70 seats are reserved for minorities and … more
As the world's third-largest democracy prepares for national elections on Wednesday, women and minority candidates face questions about whether voters will accept them. Women hold about 21% of seats … more
A Catholic laywoman who lived in 18th-century Argentina and joined the Jesuits in their evangelical mission throughout the South American country will become the first female saint from the home … more
Gaza’s southernmost town, Rafah, is bursting at the seams. Nearly the last place spared an Israeli offensive so far, Rafah's population has more than quintupled with Palestinians streaming in to … more
Ukraine's new army chief says his immediate goals include improving the rotation of troops out of the front lines and harnessing the power of new technology. Col. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi made the … more
A volcanic eruption in southwestern Iceland appears to have subsided, though scientists are warning that the area may experience further eruptions in the coming months. Iceland’s Meteorological … more
HONG KONG (AP) — The organizer of a much-hyped soccer match that intended to showcase Lionel Messi in Hong Kong said Friday it would offer a 50% refund following days of backlash from angry fans … more
Israel has bombed targets in Rafah, after U.S. officials warned Israel against expanding its Gaza ground offensive to the southern city where more than half of the territory’s 2.3 million people … more
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The results of Pakistan's elections are trickling in after an hours-long delay on Friday, a day after the vote that was marred by sporadic violence, a mobile phone service … more
El Salvador’s social services agency says more than 40,000 children have had one parent or both detained in President Nayib Bukele’s nearly two-year war on gangs. By arresting more than 1% of his … more
In cities along a section of the Drina River that forms a natural border between Bosnia and Serbia, simple, durable gravestones mark the final resting places of dozens of migrants who drowned in … more
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