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Japan seeks Jordan's help on gaining hostage's release

January 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release. more »»

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

January 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by... more »»

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

January 26, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the... more »»

Japan working to gain IS hostage's release, analyzing video

January 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. more »»

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

January 26, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded... more »»

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

January 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been... more »»

Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil

January 25, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting the stage for a showdown with... more »»

Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

January 25, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by... more »»

Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties

January 25, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U. more »»

UK reviewing security after hoax call to Cameron

January 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime... more »»

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

January 25, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern... more »»

Images of shot Egypt protester revive criticism of police

January 25, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's... more »»

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

January 25, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. more »»

Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president

January 25, 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.

"I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens," said Lungu at the inauguration ceremony. more »»

Iran foreign minister summoned to explain stroll with Kerry

January 25, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. more »»

Iranian lawmakers honor Guard commander over IS victories

January 25, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers are publicly praising a senior Guard commander for his work fighting the militant Islamic State group. more »»

Outgoing Greek prime minister concedes defeat in elections

January 25, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's outgoing prime minister has conceded defeat to the radical left Syriza party, saying he is delivering a country that has put the worst of its financial crisis behin... more »»

Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

January 25, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded... more »»

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

January 25, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that... more »»

Jolie in Iraq, says more needed for Iraq and Syria refugees

January 25, 2015

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis an... more »»

 
 
 

 

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