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Scores killed as IS bombs hit Syrian government strongholds

May 23, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A series of coordinated blasts hit bus stations, an electricity plant and a hospital across two Syrian cities Monday, killing at least 80 people in the first major security breach o... more »»

The Latest: UN says 50,000 civilians in Fallujah at risk

May 23, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from... more »»

US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters

May 23, 2016

NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls "darkness."

Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she said. more »»

Obama signs bill striking offensive terms from US laws

May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups. more »»

Fuel blockades lead to shortages in Paris, police action

May 23, 2016

FOS-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Behind a barricade of flaming tires, striking workers in front of the Fos-sur-Mer oil depot are standing firm, playing the accordion — and slowly draining France of its... more »»

Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific

May 23, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. more »»

The Latest: EgyptAir plane had overheated engine in 2013

May 23, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Thursday, killing all 66 on board (all times local):

7:30 p.m. more »»

Humanitarian summit aims high amid refugee rights concerns

May 23, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — An ambitious summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises opened in Turkey on Monday with lofty goals overshadowed by concerns that key participants... more »»

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the... more »»

The Latest: UN chief condemns Syria attacks

May 23, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from... more »»

Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff

May 23, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader on Monday reiterated his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, seeking to persuade critics that he remains committed to peace as he prepares to... more »»

2 dead as Kenyan police attack electoral reform demos

May 23, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people died Monday when Kenya's police shot, beat and tear gassed demonstrators across the country who called for the electoral commission to be dissolved due t... more »»

Turkey threatens to suspend agreements with EU

May 23, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey's president on Monday that Ankara must fulfill all the European Union's conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens,... more »»

Tunisian Islamist party to separate religious, politics work

May 23, 2016

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party voted Monday to separate its political and religious work, part of its effort to cast itself in line with the North African country's secula... more »»

Multiple blasts in Syria government strongholds kill 80

May 23, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200... more »»

World Humanitarian Summit aims to tackle crisis

May 23, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — An ambitious summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises opened on Monday in Turkey with lofty goals and financial targets overshadowed by concerns... more »»

Greece to start evacuating Idomeni migrant camp within days

May 23, 2016

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities will start a gradual evacuation of the country's main informal camp for refugees and other migrants within the next 10 days, officials said Monday. more »»

GE announces deals worth over $1.4 billion with Saudi Arabia

May 23, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — General Electric Co. said Monday it made a series of deals with Saudi Arabia worth more than $1. more »»

After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam

May 23, 2016

ERFURT, Germany (AP) — Weeks after declaring that there is no place for Islam in Germany, a surging nationalist party has sharpened its rhetoric against prominent Islamic groups and suggested... more »»

Left-leaning candidate wins Austrian presidency

May 23, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the election to become Austrian president Monday, but his right-wing rival was only narrowly behind, a result that reflects the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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