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Malaysian king accepts Mahathir’s resignation amid upheaval

By EILEEN NG | February 24, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Monday accepted Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's shocking resignation but reappointed him as interim leader following the collapse of the ruling alliance in a major political upheaval less than two years...

South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition government

By MAURA AJAK | February 20, 2020

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s rival leaders on Thursday announced they have agreed to form a coalition government just two days before the deadline, a breakthrough after months of delays and a major step in the emergence from a five-year...

South Sudan appears to clear key hurdle to unity government

By MAURA AJAK | February 15, 2020

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's rival leaders on Saturday appeared to clear a major hurdle with just a week left before the deadline to form a coalition government, with the president announcing a “painful” compromise on the politically sensitive...

Sudan seeks to end terror designation in USS Cole settlement

By NOHA ELHENNAWY | February 13, 2020

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, a key step in having the U.S. remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism...

Ireland faces wrangling as Sinn Fein aims to form government

February 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Final results in Ireland’s general election show three parties in a virtual tie for seats, signalling weeks of tense negotiations ahead to form a coalition government.With all votes counted Tuesday, the center-right Fianna Fail party...

Irish election produces an earthquake as Sinn Fein tops poll


DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland braced for weeks of political uncertainty Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Fein — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes.In a surge that...

US general slips into Iraq for talks to salvage relations

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 5, 2020

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East slipped quietly into Iraq Tuesday, as the Trump administration works to salvage relations with Iraqi leaders and shut down the government's push for an American troop...

Iraqi cleric condemns use of force, 11 protesters wounded


BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most powerful religious figure, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, reiterated Friday his condemnation of the use of force against anti-government protesters as the mass movement enters a critical juncture and political blocs tussle...

Kosovo PM hails as ‘positive signs’ recent deals with Serbia

January 27, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister on Monday considered as “positive signs” two recently-achieved agreements with Serbia that will restore air and railway traffic between the two former war foes.Speaking after paying respects...