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Activists: IS militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria

February 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives sai... more »»

Officials: Gunmen kidnap 30 Hazaras in southern Afghanistan

February 24, 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks... more »»

Egypt denies civilian deaths in airstrikes on Libya

February 24, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has rejected a report by Amnesty International that said seven civilians were killed in airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Libya in retaliation for the beheading o... more »»

Waning funds may end Philippines' 40-year bamboo organ fest

February 24, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — It has survived time, storms and wars. more »»

Egyptian court clears Mubarak-era officials of corruption

February 24, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency is reporting that a Cairo court has acquitted a prime minister and interior minister who served under deposed President Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case. more »»

French president pledges to protect Jewish community

February 24, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French president Francois Hollande said that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France. more »»

Girl bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market

February 23, 2015

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped... more »»

Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

February 23, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board... more »»

Report: Mossad was less alarmed than Israel premier on Iran

February 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Mossad spy agency in October 2012 had a less alarmist view of Iran's nuclear program than an assessment delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United... more »»

Girl suicide bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market

February 23, 2015

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped... more »»

Greece readies new list of bailout reforms

February 23, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for fina... more »»

Former Maldives president dragged into court by police

February 23, 2015

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police on Monday dragged the Maldives' former president into a court, which ordered his detention while he is tried over his decision to arrest a top judge three years ago. more »»

Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

February 23, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. more »»

Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

February 23, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Egyptian court sentences activist to 5 years in prison

February 23, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over an unauthorized but peaceful protest, signaling authorities' determination... more »»

US names first global envoy for LGBT rights

February 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. more »»

Kenya court strikes out sections of security law

February 23, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Seven sections of a contentious law the government says will help Kenya curb a wave of extremist attacks are unconstitutional, a Kenyan court said Monday. more »»

Official: Greece to send bailout reform list Tuesday

February 23, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A government official in Greece says a list of reforms demanded from the new government by bailout creditors will be sent early Tuesday — extending a deadline by a few hours. more »»

Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'

February 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued... more »»

Greece rushes to draft reforms, but faces dissent at home

February 23, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government is due to propose a list of reforms to debt inspectors late Monday... more »»

 
 
 

 

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