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US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people

May 22, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. more »»

China's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home

May 22, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti

May 22, 2015

OBOCK, Djibouti (AP) — Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has... more »»

Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties

May 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both th... more »»

World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'

May 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and... more »»

South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: UN estimates 3,000 still adrift

May 22, 2015

10 a.m. (0300 GMT)

The U.N. refugee agency is estimating that over 3,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants — or even more — could still be adrift in the Andaman Sea. more »»

SKorea court suspends nut rage executive's prison term

May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending... more »»

US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone

May 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel amid an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a landmark treaty review... more »»

Colombia bids farewell to victims of deadly flooding

May 21, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of mourners poured into the streets Thursday to bid farewell to dozens of the victims of a deadly mudslide that ravaged this coffee-growing town nestled deep in... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: US military preparing air patrols

May 21, 2015

4 a.m. (2200 GMT)

The U.S. military says it is preparing to help countries in the region address the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya migrants stranded at sea.

Pentagon spokesman Lt. more »»

Terror suspect wanted in US wins Irish case, walks free

May 21, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — An Algerian-born terror suspect wanted in the United States walked free from a Dublin court Thursday after five years behind bars and a two-year legal battle against extradition. more »»

A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS

May 21, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at Palmyra, the Syrian archaeological gem captured by Islamic State fighter. more »»

Former Boko Haram captives still held _ by Nigerian military

May 21, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session. more »»

Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

May 21, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian desert town of Palmyra,... more »»

Report: Iranian ship with Yemen aid has arrived in Djibouti

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian cargo ship loaded with aid bound for Yemen arrived in Djibouti on Thursday and is anchored offshore, a U.S. official said. more »»

Amnesty: South Sudan government troops are burning villages

May 21, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country's former vice president,... more »»

US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone

May 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel in an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a nuclear treaty review... more »»

Senior Israeli diplomat: 'This land is ours'

May 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Lan... more »»

French school newspaper threatened over Charlie Hebdo issue

May 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Teachers, parents and media freedom activists are urging police action after death threats against a French teenager over a school newspaper issue about the extremist attack against... more »»

 
 

 

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