Winner of award honoring AP photographer accustomed to risk
Middle East

Winner of award honoring AP photographer accustomed to risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s recipient of an award named for an Associated Press photographer who was killed in Afghanistan is a photojournalist who’s accustomed to working in isolated and dangerous conditions. Kenya-based freelance photographer Adriane Ohanesian will accept the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award on Thursday, June 9,  in Washington. The annual award, … Continue reading

IS militants retreat from Libya bastion as militias advance
Middle East

IS militants retreat from Libya bastion as militias advance

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Islamic State militants were retreating Thursday, June 9,  from their main bastion in Libya, as militiamen allied to a U.N.-brokered government pushed into the central city of Sirte, officials said. Some militants reportedly shaved off their beards to escape while the pro-government fighters, mostly from the western Libyan city of Misrata, … Continue reading