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Israel defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up

May 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad — a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip — for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliator... more »»

4 militants die in attack in upscale area of Afghan capital

May 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers,... more »»

Gaza militants fire rocket at Israel; no casualties reported

May 27, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday just hours after a rocket was fired at southern Israel, an Israeli military spokesman... more »»

Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan's capital

May 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy gunfire and explosions broke out again early Wednesday in an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital, as police surrounded a guesthouse popular with... more »»

Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister

May 26, 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his... more »»

UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

May 26, 2015

GUBIO, Nigeria (AP) — Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U. more »»

Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan's capital

May 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy gunfire and explosions echoed through an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital late Tuesday night, as police surrounded a guesthouse popular with foreigner... more »»

Yemen fighters backing exiled government take southern city

May 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighters backing Yemen's exiled government captured a key city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, the pro-government forces' first significant... more »»

Nigeria paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end crisis

May 26, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new... more »»

AP NewsBreak: Russia, US close on Iran 'snap-back' sanctions

May 26, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Moscow and Washington are close to agreement on a formula that bridges differences over U.S. demands to quickly re-impose U.N. more »»

Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program

May 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search... more »»

Obama, South Korean president to meet at White House in June

May 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) at the White House next month. more »»

UN delays Yemen peace talks scheduled to start Thursday

May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A conference aimed at restoring peace to conflict-torn Yemen has been postponed following a request from Yemen's government and other parties for more time to prepare, the U. more »»

Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp

May 26, 2015

BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted... more »»

US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

May 26, 2015

ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. more »»

Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

May 26, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court on Tuesday began the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months. more »»

Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State from Anbar

May 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq vowed Tuesday to retake Anbar province — now mostly held by the Islamic State — by launching a large-scale military operation less than two weeks after suffering a humiliating... more »»

US military begins search flights for stranded Rohingya

May 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas. more »»

Paris celebrates WWII resistance heroes in Pantheon ceremony

May 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities are escorting coffins representing four World War II resistance figures through the French capital toward the Pantheon, the resting place of French heroe. more »»

Moldovan president: We prefer European Union orbit to Russia

May 26, 2015

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Moldova's 4 million citizens would prefer to join the European Union rather than stay in the Russian orbit, its president said Tuesday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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