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IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

April 1, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist... more »»

Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in US

April 1, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad. more »»

Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ

April 1, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said. more »»

Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

April 1, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest... more »»

Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising... more »»

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

April 1, 2015

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's defense minister says security forces have achieved a "magnificent victory" over the Islamic State group in Tikrit. more »»

Israeli leader says world needs 'better deal' with Iran

April 1, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran, saying the world must insist... more »»

35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

April 1, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early Wednesday, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft... more »»

Egypt president welcomes release of withheld US military aid

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday welcomed the restoration of U.S. more »»

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

April 1, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible mid-air collision after they got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean... more »»

Nigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian civil societies say discrepancies in election tallies suggest the turnout was inflated in defeated President Goodluck Jonathan's southern strongholds. more »»

AP names Adam Schreck as news director for the Gulf region

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Adam Schreck, who has covered conflict and upheaval in the Middle East as well as sweeping economic changes reshaping the region, has been named Gulf News Director for The Associated... more »»

AP names Karin Laub as Jordan bureau chief

April 1, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Associated Press has named Karin Laub, a veteran Middle East correspondent, as its chief of bureau for Jordan. more »»

Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand

April 1, 2015

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week — but refused to... more »»

Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'

April 1, 2015

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the comin... more »»

Francis recalls John Paul II's suffering decade after death

April 1, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is remembering St. more »»

A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

April 1, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31... more »»

International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member

April 1, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, saying it wanted "justice not vengeance" for alleged Israeli war crimes. more »»

Lufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site where 150 died

April 1, 2015

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps last week — but refused to say what... more »»

Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election. more »»

 
 
 

 

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