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Burundi: Parliamentary polls postponed to June amid unrest

May 20, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June, as police on Wednesday battled hundreds of protesters,... more »»

Ukraine open to hosting missile-defense system

May 20, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense... more »»

Iran rejects access to military sites, scientists

May 20, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with worl... more »»

Hollywood sex abuse documentary screens in Cannes

May 20, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — A dark side of the movie world has played out onscreen at Cannes in "An Open Secret," a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself "the movie Hollywood doesn't... more »»

Israeli prime minister calls off West Bank bus segregation

May 20, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his own defense minister... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: Thailand not yet accepting migrants

May 20, 2015

5:20 p.m. (1020 GMT)

While Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea, Thailand has not committed to providing them with refuge. more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: UN says urgent to get people ashore

May 20, 2015

12 p.m. (1000 GMT)

The U.N. refugee agency says that with the agreement in place to accept migrants stranded at sea, it is now urgent for them to be brought ashore without delay.

The U. more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar likely to attend meeting

May 20, 2015

4:30 p.m. (0930 GMT)

Myanmar is likely to attend a regional meeting next week on addressing the crisis involving thousands of minority Muslims fleeing the Southeast Asian nation by boat. more »»

Malaysia, Indonesia to offer temporary shelter to migrants

May 20, 2015

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — In a potential breakthrough in Southeast Asia's humanitarian crisis, Indonesia and Malaysia offered Wednesday to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants... more »»

Indonesia, Malaysia to help Muslim migrants stranded at sea

May 20, 2015

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia and Malaysia agreed Wednesday to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants believed to be stranded at sea, a potential breakthrough in the... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Peruvians seek relief from ills at the seaside

May 20, 2015

LIMA, Peru (AP) — They arrive at Lima's coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure. more »»

Freed from reef off Bermuda, cruise ship awaits inspection

May 20, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A cruise ship carrying nearly 3,500 passengers and crew spent the early hours of Wednesday anchored off Bermuda after being grounded on a reef close to the British... more »»

Over 430 migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

May 20, 2015

SIMPANG TIGA, Indonesia (AP) — A flotilla of Indonesian fishermen rescued more than 430 migrants who were stranded at sea and brought them ashore to safety Wednesday, the latest victims of a... more »»

UN chief says North Korea cancels invitation to visit

May 20, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.N. more »»

Survivors stunned by loss in Colombian town hit by flood

May 20, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Hector Raul Henao wept as he surveyed the barren landscape of mud and uprooted trees that had been a vibrant community of small coffee farmers. more »»

Over 370 migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

May 20, 2015

SIMPANG TIGA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said Wednesday, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi... more »»

Libya sends special envoy to talk with EU about migrant plan

May 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya said Tuesday it has sent a special envoy to speak with the European Union about the EU's proposed military operation to destroy the boats of migrant smugglers who... more »»

Algerian army kills 21 extremists who planned to hit capital

May 19, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian army troops killed 21 armed Islamic extremists who were meeting Tuesday in a forest to plan attacks on the country's capital, a ranking gendarmerie official said. more »»

Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

May 19, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is hamstrung by the sectarian politics it has... more »»

Russians captured in Ukraine send messages back home

May 19, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Lonely and hurting, two men lie in narrow beds in a Kiev hospital as controversy swirls around them. more »»

 
 

 

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