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Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks with reporters after a tour of the campus of South Carolina State University on Monday, April 12, 2021, in Orangeburg, S.C. Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that she would not seek her party's nomination if former President Donald Trump opts to run a second time. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Haley says she'll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024

- Associated Press

Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that she would not seek her party's nomination if former President Donald Trump opts to run a second time.

Turkey, Libya recommit to contested maritime borders deal

- Associated Press

The head of Libya's new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday affirmed their commitment to a controversial 2019 maritime agreement that has angered Greece and Cyprus.

Taliban not ready to meet Afghan govt in Turkey as US wants

- Associated Press

A Taliban spokesman said Monday the religious militia won’t attend a peace conference tentatively planned for later this week in Turkey, putting U.S. efforts to get a peace plan anytime soon in jeopardy.

In this photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry, right, and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov greet each other after a joint news conference following their talks in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 12, 2021. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russia’s FM in Egypt for talks on ties and Ethiopia’s dam

- Associated Press

The foreign ministers of Egypt and Russia discussed trade and other ties between the two nations Monday, with Egypt’s top diplomat urging Moscow to help settle Egypt’s dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam project.

An anti-coup protester flashes the three-fingered salute while wearing a headband that reads R2P, which means Responsibility to Protect, during a gathering in Ahlone township in Yangon, Myanmar Monday, April 12, 2021. The protesters have called for foreign intervention to aid them under the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect, or R2P, devised to deal with matters such as genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. (AP Photo)

Myanmar's ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi

Associated Press

Myanmar’s ruling military squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside Monday, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those opposed to February's coup.

FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019, file photo, Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of Cyril Ramaphosa at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. Somalia's parliament on Monday, April 12, 2021 voted to effectively extend the mandate of the president and federal government by two years in an attempt to end a political crisis after national elections were delayed in early February. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

Somalia's lawmakers try to extend president's mandate

- Associated Press

Somalia’s lower house of parliament on Monday voted to effectively extend the mandate of the president and federal government by two years in an attempt to end a political crisis after national elections were delayed in early February. But leaders of the Senate objected and called the action dangerous.

Angry supporters of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, a radical Islamist political party, throw stones towards police firing tear gas to disperse them, at a protest against the arrest of their leader Saad Rizvi, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, April 12, 2021. Pakistan police arrested Rizvi a day after he threatened the government with protests if it did not expel France's ambassador over depictions of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistan police arrest radical Islamist party head in Lahore

- Associated Press

Pakistan police Monday arrested the leader of a radical Islamist political party a day after he threatened the government with protests if it did not expel France's ambassador over depictions of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

A demonstrator wearing a Brazilian national flag as a cape for a rally in support of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, walks past a billboard presenting the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to encourage others to get the vaccine, outside the Health Ministry in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain LatAm foothold

- Associated Press

Russia has been trying to get its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V into Brazilian arms for months, and been repeatedly frustrated by legal, regulatory and possibly even diplomatic obstacles.

New State Library and Archives hosts opening ceremony

Associated Press

The Tennessee State Library and Archives celebrated the opening of its new 165,000-square-foot building Monday in Nashville, with several Tennessee governors and other top figures in state government on hand for a ribbon cutting.

This satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Iran's Natanz nuclear site suffered a problem Sunday, April 11, involving its electrical distribution grid just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges that more quickly enrich uranium, state TV reported. It was the latest incident to strike one of Tehran's most-secured sites amid negotiations over the tattered atomic accord with world powers. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site

- Associated Press

Iran on Monday blamed Israel for a sabotage attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged the centrifuges it uses to enrich uranium there, warning that it would avenge the assault.