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Q&A: A look at Japan and 2 being held by Islamic State group

January 21, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese men have been threatened with death by the Islamic State group if their government doesn't pay a huge ransom. more »»

UN says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won

January 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Close to 1,000 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the last three weeks despite progress in combatting the deadly disease and "the fight is far from won," the U.N. more »»

Saudi Arabia's rights crackdown linked to war on terror

January 21, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. more »»

4 men in Paris court are 1st to face terror attacks charges

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors sought Tuesday to charge four men in connection with the attacks in Paris that left 20 people dead, which would be the first suspects charged in the... more »»

Turkish graft probe nears final chapter with parliament vote

January 21, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — In what could be the final chapter of a graft investigation that once seemed to threaten the inner circle of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's parliament voted against... more »»

Canadian soldiers directing air strikes in Iraq

January 20, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian special forces in northern Iraq have been helping Kurdish peshmerga fighters by directing coalition airstrikes against Islamic State extremists — work generally considered... more »»

Shiite rebels shell Yemen president's home, take over palace

January 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels shelled the residence of Yemen's leader and swept into the nearby presidential palace Tuesday in what a top army commander said was an unfolding coup. more »»

Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians

January 20, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. more »»

4 men in Paris court are 1st to face terror attacks charges

January 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors were seeking to charge four men Tuesday in connection with the attacks in Paris that left 20 people dead, which would be the first suspects charged in... more »»

Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing... more »»

Tunisian military court gives blogger 1 year in prison

January 20, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The defense lawyer of a Tunisian blogger says his client has been convicted of insulting the army and sentenced to one year in prison. more »»

Saudi Arabia's rights crackdown linked to war on terror

January 20, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. more »»

UN: Iran honors pledge to temporarily freeze nuke program

January 20, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand atomic activities that could be used to make weapons while it negotiates with six world powers on a lasting nuclear deal, according to ... more »»

Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship

January 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. more »»

Yemeni rebel leader vows escalation if reforms stall

January 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of the Shiite rebels who control Yemen's capital and seized the presidential palace on Tuesday warned of a further escalation if President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi... more »»

ICC: Lord's Resistance Army commander en route to The Hague

January 20, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Authorities flew a commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children out of Africa on Tuesday to The Hague where he... more »»

Bosnian family home flooded 25 times since 2000

January 20, 2015

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — They survived the Balkan war and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and started a new life in a house in a calm Sarajevo neighborhood. Then another disaster struck. more »»

UN worker kidnapped in C. African Republic is released

January 20, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations says a female staffer who was kidnapped in Central African Republic has been released.

The U.. more »»

Belgium terror plot suspect appears before Greek prosecutor

January 20, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Algerian man suspected of jihadi terrorist links in Belgium appeared Tuesday before a Greek prosecutor, who is expected to recommend his extradition to Belgian authorities. more »»

Mexico: DNA tests can't identify possible student remains

January 20, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Tuesday that an Austrian forensics lab has been unable to find any more DNA that could be used by conventional means to identify charred remains that... more »»

 
 
 

 

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