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Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

May 4, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten... more »»

Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister

May 4, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Long-denied tensions between Turkey's president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country's... more »»

The Latest: UN: Bombing of Aleppo among worst of Syrian war

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

The U.N. political chief has told an emergency meeting of the U.. more »»

The Latest: Syrian army confirms 48-hour truce in Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

Syria's military has confirmed a 48-hour cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo after U.S. more »»

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

May 4, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts... more »»

The Latest: Germany welcomes cease-fire in Syria's Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

Germany's foreign minister has welcomed the U.S. more »»

Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say

May 4, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Encouraging women to enter local politics, setting quotas in parliaments and pushing legislation on gender equality help narrow gender gaps in politics, participants at a... more »»

EU moves on visa offer to win Turkey's help with migrants

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union pressed ahead Wednesday with efforts to persuade Turkey to stop asylum seekers from reaching Europe and take back thousands more by offering Turkish citizens th... more »»

The Latest: UN says 400,000 could flee without Aleppo truce

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

The U.N. more »»

Report: Violence against Jews dropped in 2015

May 4, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Tel Aviv University report has found a drop in violent attacks against Jews last year, but said the number remains high and that "institutional anti-Semitism" is on the rise. more »»

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

May 4, 2016

CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) — NATO's new supreme allied commander, U.S. Army Gen. more »»

Italian composer Morricone cancels Rome concerts

May 4, 2016

MILAN (AP) — Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone has canceled concerts at Rome's Santa Cecilia national academy because of collapsed vertebrae. more »»

Mining company's stock dives as Brazil sues in dam tragedy

May 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental... more »»

The Latest: Italy's PM: Austrian border measures propaganda

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

4:05 p.m. more »»

Malta's premier visits Libya to discuss migration, security

May 4, 2016

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister became the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a unity government following a U.N. more »»

The Latest: UK will accept Syrian children from Europe

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

3:50 p.m. more »»

The Latest: 4 European nations reject EU asylum overhaul

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

3:30 p.m. more »»

Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

May 4, 2016

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court. more »»

The Latest: Turkey hails EU move on visas

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

2:45 p.m. more »»

Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State

May 4, 2016

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not... more »»

 
 
 

 

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