Jail terms sought for men trafficking fishermen in Indonesia

TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors are seeking prison sentences of up to 4 1/2 years for five Thais and three Indonesians accused of human trafficking in connection with slavery in the seafood industry.


Heavy airstrikes in Syria hours before cease-fire

BEIRUT (AP) — Warplanes unleashed airstrikes Friday against rebel-held positions in the suburbs of the Syrian capital and near the northern city of Aleppo, hours before a cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia was to go into effect at midnight local time across the war-ravaged country.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press