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Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

January 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their execution loomed Friday, without any signs of progress on securing their release. more »»

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

January 23, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.. more »»

Saudi's new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family

January 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor o... more »»

Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east

January 23, 2015

SOKILNYKY, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after a new peace initiative for Ukraine began taking shape, mortar shells rained down Thursday on the center of the main rebel-held city in the east, killing at... more »»

Saudi Arabia nears generational change in the throne

January 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With the death of King Abdullah, the throne of Saudi Arabia passed to another son of the country's founder as it has relatively smoothly for the past six decades. more »»

Yemen's US-backed president quits; country could split apart

January 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's U.S. more »»

UN meeting challenges world to stand up to anti-Semitism

January 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first U.N. more »»

Hostage video: was it really done outside?

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past IS videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. more »»

Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's... more »»

Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said... more »»

Yemen's US-backed president quits; country could split apart

January 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's U.S. more »»

New Brazil ag minister bats down anti-environment reputation

January 22, 2015

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — New Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu, nicknamed the "chainsaw queen" by Brazilian environmentalists for what they call her promotion of deforestation, strongly rejected th... more »»

Argentine president now says prosecutor's death not suicide

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez made an about-face Thursday, saying she now is "convinced" prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was not a suicide just days after she... more »»

Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight

January 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S. more »»

US, Cuba move toward embassies but long path lies ahead

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba on Thursday set a detailed agenda for re-establishing full diplomatic ties, but said it could take weeks just to schedule the next round of talks, a sign... more »»

UN meeting challenges world to stand up to anti-Semitism

January 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. more »»

France tackles inequalities, extremism after attacks

January 22, 2015

MONTFERMEIL, France (AP) — As France's prime minister kicks off a new plan to fix troubled schools and restive suburbs, the people he's trying to help are more skeptical than hopeful. more »»

Iraqi Torah scroll makes mysterious journey to Jerusalem

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 200-year-old Torah scroll has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem, where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony... more »»

 
 
 

 

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