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Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

April 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the capital's heavily-fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a... more »»

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

April 30, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other... more »»

Police: 12 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 12 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday. more »»

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic... more »»

Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament

April 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi... more »»

Sweden celebrates king's 70th with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

April 30, 2016

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Royals from around the world flew in, loyal Swedes lined the streets of Stockholm and the sounds of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" rang out from an army band on Saturday as Sweden... more »»

Iran's moderates emerge from runoff with most seats

April 30, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year's landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff... more »»

Kremlin: Japan's PM Abe to visit Putin in Russia next week

April 30, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with President Vladimir Putin, a step toward deepening relations overshadowed b... more »»

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands

April 30, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. more »»

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

April 30, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. more »»

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway

April 30, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board. more »»

Police: 10 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday. more »»

Iran media: Moderates win more than 30 more parliament seats

April 30, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 additional seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV. more »»

Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration

April 30, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. more »»

In Norway, search for 2 missing bodies after deadly crash

April 30, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A search continued Saturday for the two missing bodies from the crash of Airbus EC-225 helicopter off western Norway, killing all 13 people on board. more »»

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

April 30, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting... more »»

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21

April 30, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. more »»

Police confirm 7 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

April 30, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Seven people were killed and at least 121 others were injured in the collapse of a residential building in Nairobi during heavy rains, Kenyan officials said Saturday. more »»

Police detain protesters at party convention in Germany

April 30, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Police have detained about 400 leftists who were protesting against the national convention of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart. more »»

Iran state media: Moderate bloc wins more seats in runoff

April 30, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV. more »»

 
 
 

 

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