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Senegal voted in a tightly contested presidential race after months of unrest

By JESSICA DONATI, BABACAR DIONE and JACK THOMPSON Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese voted Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race following months of uncertainty and unrest that has tested the West African nation's reputation as a stable democracy in a region ...

Iran’s currency hits a record low

By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's currency fell to a record low on Sunday, plunging to 613,500 to the dollar, as its people celebrated the Persian New Year. On Sunday, people were trying to exchange rials for foreign currency at Tehran's main hub of exchange shops ...

Russia and China veto US resolution calling for immediate cease-fire in Gaza

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China on Friday vetoed a U.S.-sponsored U.N. resolution calling for "an immediate and sustained cease-fire" in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza to protect civilians and enable humanitarian aid to be delivered to more than 2 ...

UN seeks $4B for aid in Syria as civilians face growing humanitarian crisis

By BASSEM MROUE and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian official appealed Friday for more than $4 billion in life-saving aid for more than 10 million Syrians, saying that the country's largely forgotten crisis remains "one of the most deadly to civilians in the ...