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New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

September 21, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a... more »»

Erdogan: Turkey won't give hostage release details

September 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government won't reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group, President Recep Tayyip... more »»

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

September 21, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict. more »»

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

September 21, 2014

KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official sai... more »»

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

September 21, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ag... more »»

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

September 21, 2014

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and... more »»

German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

September 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday. more »»

Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week

September 21, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well as negotiations between... more »»

Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State

September 21, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.. more »»

Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence

September 21, 2014

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced that extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he visited Albania on Sunday, holding up as a model the Balkan... more »»

Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital

September 21, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a... more »»

US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

September 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates. more »»

Egyptian military helicopter crashes, 6 killed

September 21, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state television says a military helicopter has crashed in an oasis province southwest of Cairo, killing six and wounding one. more »»

Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants

September 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is... more »»

Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

September 21, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political... more »»

Spanish judge indicts 9 persons for cyber fraud

September 21, 2014

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge charged nine people with fraud Sunday for allegedly participating in the theft of $45 million after a massive hacking of a bank's card payments system. more »»

Turkish security forces clash with Kurds

September 21, 2014

KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces on Sunday fired tear gas, water and paint pellets on dozens of Kurds in a village on the border with Syria, which tens of thousands of... more »»

UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey

September 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group. more »»

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

September 21, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East. more »»

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

September 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. more »»

 
 

 

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