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Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

September 23, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of airstrikes by the U.S. more »»

New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

September 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization. more »»

Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

September 23, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing... more »»

US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. more »»

Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat

September 23, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said. more »»

Image of Asia: Saving their livelihood from floods

September 23, 2014

In this photo by Anupam Nath, Indian villagers rescue their pigs on a makeshift banana raft at Chaygaon village in Kamrup district of Assam stat. more »»

Islamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers

September 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a militant stronghold west of Baghdad, residents said. more »»

Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S. more »»

Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5

September 23, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said. more »»

Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit

September 23, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try. more »»

France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping

September 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Tuesday his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage. more »»

Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

September 23, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a... more »»

Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

September 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the... more »»

Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening... more »»

Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat

September 23, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this... more »»

Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence

September 23, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a moderate scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicte... more »»

Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome... more »»

Poland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US

September 23, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. more »»

Euro area gets new 10-euro bill

September 23, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The 18 countries that use the euro currency have a new 10-euro ($13) note, which the European Central Bank says has enhanced security features that will make it harder to counterfeit. more »»

Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

September 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the potentially lethal virus behave. more »»

 
 

 

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