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First Iranian flight arrives in rebel-held capital of Yemen

March 1, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first direct flight from Iran to Yemen's capital arrived on Sunday, as the Shiite rebels holding Sanaa formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse. more »»

Afghan avalanches, flooding death toll rises to near 250

March 1, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to 198 as bulldozers and other... more »»

Israel's Netanyahu heads to Washington for Congress speech

March 1, 2015

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious... more »»

New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

March 1, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like... more »»

Pope prays with thousands for kidnap victims in Syria, Iraq

March 1, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in prayer in St. more »»

Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

March 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections... more »»

Kurdish rebels say Turkey must take steps toward peace

March 1, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels have rejected a call for them to lay down their arms, saying Turkey's government must first take steps to advance democracy and withdraw a controversial... more »»

UN: Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February

March 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.

The U.N. more »»

Ukraine's new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

March 1, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinoi. more »»

AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion

March 1, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different... more »»

Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love lif. more »»

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

March 1, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia... more »»

Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

February 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love lif. more »»

AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion

February 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different... more »»

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group

February 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the... more »»

One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies

February 28, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91. more »»

Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq's capital

February 28, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks targeting public places and Shiite militia checkpoints in and north of Iraq's capital killed 37 people Saturday, authorities sai. more »»

Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

February 28, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled... more »»

China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

February 28, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months Saturday, adding to signs the country's leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too... more »»

UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted

February 28, 2015

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. more »»

 
 

 

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