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Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border

May 4, 2016

HADALAT, Jordan (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of... 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 »»

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

May 4, 2016

KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring... more »»

Egypt's journalists warn of strike if minister stays

May 4, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, threatening a possible strike by media workers if demands including the dismissa... more »»

Morocco arrests suspect linked to Islamic State group

May 4, 2016

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Interior Ministry says a person suspected of ties with the Islamic State group in Libya has been arrested. more »»

Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls

May 4, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year, 11 diplomats from western countries said... more »»

Russia claims arrest of group planning holiday attacks

May 4, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Federal Security Service says a group of Central Asian citizens have been arrested on suspicion on planning attacks in the Moscow region and that explosives and weapons hav... 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 »»

Princess Charlotte's playmate? Royals welcome a hamster

May 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A hamster named Marvin has joined Prince William and his wife Kate's household. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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: 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 »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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