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Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba

May 4, 2016

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba. more »»

The Latest: UN aid chief describes 'carnage' in Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:40 p.m.

The U.N. humanitarian chief has told an emergency meeting of the U.N. more »»

The Latest: UN: Bombing of Aleppo among worst of Syrian war

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

The U.N. political chief has told an emergency meeting of the U.. more »»

The Latest: 16 Syrians detained in Albania

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

9:05 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Syrian army confirms 48-hour truce in Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

Syria's military has confirmed a 48-hour cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo after U.S. more »»

The Latest: Germany welcomes cease-fire in Syria's Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

Germany's foreign minister has welcomed the U.S. more »»

Kenya: Baby rescued from collapsed building out of danger

May 4, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A baby who survived for nearly four days under the debris of a collapsed building is out of danger, a Kenyan hospital official said Wednesday. more »»

Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border

May 4, 2016

HADALAT, Jordan (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of... more »»

Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say

May 4, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Encouraging women to enter local politics, setting quotas in parliaments and pushing legislation on gender equality help narrow gender gaps in politics, participants at a... more »»

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

May 4, 2016

KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring... more »»

Egypt's journalists warn of strike if minister stays

May 4, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, threatening a possible strike by media workers if demands including the dismissa... more »»

Morocco arrests suspect linked to Islamic State group

May 4, 2016

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Interior Ministry says a person suspected of ties with the Islamic State group in Libya has been arrested. more »»

Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls

May 4, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year, 11 diplomats from western countries said... more »»

Russia claims arrest of group planning holiday attacks

May 4, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Federal Security Service says a group of Central Asian citizens have been arrested on suspicion on planning attacks in the Moscow region and that explosives and weapons hav... more »»

EU moves on visa offer to win Turkey's help with migrants

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union pressed ahead Wednesday with efforts to persuade Turkey to stop asylum seekers from reaching Europe and take back thousands more by offering Turkish citizens th... more »»

The Latest: UN says 400,000 could flee without Aleppo truce

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

The U.N. more »»

Princess Charlotte's playmate? Royals welcome a hamster

May 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A hamster named Marvin has joined Prince William and his wife Kate's household. more »»

Report: Violence against Jews dropped in 2015

May 4, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Tel Aviv University report has found a drop in violent attacks against Jews last year, but said the number remains high and that "institutional anti-Semitism" is on the rise. more »»

Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister

May 4, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Long-denied tensions between Turkey's president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country's... more »»

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

May 4, 2016

CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) — NATO's new supreme allied commander, U.S. Army Gen. more »»

 
 
 

 

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