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US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters

May 23, 2016

NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls "darkness."

Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she said. more »»

Obama signs bill striking offensive terms from US laws

May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal laws will no longer include outdated and offensive terms used to describe minority groups. more »»

Investigators search wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA

May 23, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — The French navy said Monday that one of its ships has joined the search for the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, focusing especially on the hunt for its flight recorders, as question... more »»

Left-leaning candidate wins Austria presidency in tight race

May 23, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — A pro-European Union candidate eked out a victory Monday over a right-wing, anti-migrant rival to become Austria's next president, in a tight contest viewed Europe-wide as a proxy... more »»

The Latest: EgyptAir plane had overheated engine in 2013

May 23, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Thursday, killing all 66 on board (all times local):

7:30 p.m. more »»

Humanitarian summit aims high amid refugee rights concerns

May 23, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — An ambitious summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises opened in Turkey on Monday with lofty goals overshadowed by concerns that key participants... more »»

Supreme Court upends all-white jury verdict, death sentence

May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the... more »»

The Latest: UN chief condemns Syria attacks

May 23, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from... more »»

Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff

May 23, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader on Monday reiterated his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, seeking to persuade critics that he remains committed to peace as he prepares to... more »»

2 dead as Kenyan police attack electoral reform demos

May 23, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people died Monday when Kenya's police shot, beat and tear gassed demonstrators across the country who called for the electoral commission to be dissolved due t... more »»

Turkey threatens to suspend agreements with EU

May 23, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey's president on Monday that Ankara must fulfill all the European Union's conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens,... more »»

Tunisian Islamist party to separate religious, politics work

May 23, 2016

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party voted Monday to separate its political and religious work, part of its effort to cast itself in line with the North African country's secula... more »»

World Humanitarian Summit aims to tackle crisis

May 23, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — An ambitious summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises opened on Monday in Turkey with lofty goals and financial targets overshadowed by concerns... more »»

After migrants, German nationalist party takes aim at Islam

May 23, 2016

ERFURT, Germany (AP) — Weeks after declaring that there is no place for Islam in Germany, a surging nationalist party has sharpened its rhetoric against prominent Islamic groups and suggested... more »»

Left-leaning candidate wins Austrian presidency

May 23, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the election to become Austrian president Monday, but his right-wing rival was only narrowly behind, a result that reflects the... more »»

The Latest: Putin stands by 'Syrian partners' after bombings

May 23, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from... more »»

The Latest: Austrian left-leaning candidate narrowly wins

May 23, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austria's presidential election (all times local):

4:55 p.m. more »»

Germany: right-wing violence rose over 40 percent last year

May 23, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Violent crimes with a right-wing political motive rose more than 40 percent in Germany last year as the country saw a large influx of migrants, the government said Monda. more »»

Police: Hostages in deadly Sydney siege appeared 'jovial'

May 23, 2016

SYDNEY (AP) — A police official described a group of people being held hostage by a gunman inside a Sydney cafe during a 16-hour ordeal as "jovial," a police commander told an inquest into the... more »»

Pope embraces Al-Azhar imam in sign of renewed relations

May 23, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, reopening an important channel for Catholic-Muslim dialogue after ... more »»

 
 
 

 

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