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Kurdish fighters capture military air base in northern Syria

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — An opposition activist group and a rebel say Kurdish fighters and their allies have captured a military air base in northern Syria. more »»

Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

February 11, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have begun nationwide celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolutio. more »»

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

February 11, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. more »»

S. Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N. Korea

February 11, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major... more »»

APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery

February 10, 2016

EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and... more »»

2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

February 10, 2016

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday. more »»

Police arrest over 100 suspected Sicily Mafia clan members

February 10, 2016

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors say police in Italy and abroad have arrested more than 100 suspected Laudani Cosa Nostra members, dealing a heavy blow to the Mafia clan which has terrified businesses in... more »»

The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria

February 10, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

11:00 p.m.

Russia's U.N. more »»

NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe

February 10, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's... more »»

APNewsBreak: Kenya athletes allege doping bribery

February 10, 2016

EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and... more »»

Pope on Ash Wednesday: charity's not to please ourselves

February 10, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis rubbed ashes on the bowed heads of prelates, nuns and ordinary Catholics Wednesday, and had them smudged on his own head, too, to usher in the Lenten season of... more »»

Italians arrest Argentine prelate in swindle scheme

February 10, 2016

ROME (AP) — An Argentine monsignor suspected of being behind a Ponzi scheme swindling investors out of 30 million euros ($34 million) has been put under house arrest in Genoa, Italian financial... more »»

The Latest: Britain calls on Russia to stop bombing Syria

February 10, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

8:15 p.m. more »»

Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin's support

February 10, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia's liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be the Russian president himself. more »»

UK to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skin

February 10, 2016

LONDON (AP) — It's often said some laws aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Not in Britain, where for centuries laws have been printed not on paper but on calfskin parchment known as vellum. more »»

French lawmakers approve divisive citizenship bill

February 10, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges. more »»

AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014

February 10, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. more »»

The Latest: European markets close up amid Yellen comments

February 10, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil global financial markets (all times local):

5:15 p.m. more »»

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

February 10, 2016

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of... more »»

Portugal lawmakers overturn veto on gay rights, abortion law

February 10, 2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion... more »»

 
 
 

 

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