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Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

March 29, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister,... more »»

Guinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight

March 29, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors... more »»

Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

March 29, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. more »»

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

March 29, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash. more »»

Waving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015

Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter. more »»

High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president

March 29, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime... more »»

Arab leaders: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebel withdraw

March 29, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also... more »»

Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

March 29, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. more »»

Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures

March 29, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — In a renewed effort to eradicate Ebola, Guinea's president announced new restrictions on burials and warned of possible lockdowns in the country's western region. more »»

Egypt president: Leaders agree to joint Arab military force

March 29, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's president says Arab leaders meeting at a summit have agreed to the principle of creating a joint Arab military force in the face of the "challenges" facing... more »»

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

March 29, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran may accept new constraints to its uranium enrichment program at nuclear talks but is pushing back on how long it must accept limits on technology it could use to... more »»

Lee Kuan Yew eulogized as architect of Singapore

March 29, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession Sunday and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogized... more »»

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

March 29, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. more »»

Saudi Arabia says strikes push Yemen rebels out of air bases

March 29, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases and destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab... more »»

Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

March 29, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession... more »»

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

March 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate chang. more »»

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

March 29, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria... more »»

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

March 28, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria... more »»

Boko Haram kills 39, legislator, disrupting Nigeria election

March 28, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses and officials say Boko Haram extremists killed 39 people, including a legislator, in northeastern Nigeria, disrupting the country's presidential election. more »»

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

March 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings i... more »»

 
 
 

 

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