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Russia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog

January 29, 2015

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Russia has extended its walkout from Europe's human rights watchdog after again losing its right to vote over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist

January 29, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a... more »»

Rights group blasts IS for atrocities, Iraq, Syria policies

January 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the Syrian and Iraqi governments over what the New York-based group... more »»

As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

January 29, 2015

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to... more »»

Japan says it trusts Jordan to help Islamic State hostage

January 29, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants, after the latest message purportedly from his captors... more »»

News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis

January 29, 2015

A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. more »»

Israel-Lebanon border calm day after escalation

January 29, 2015

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli-Lebanese border is calm but Israel remains on alert a day after the deadliest escalation since the two sides' 2006 war. more »»

Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu

January 29, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. more »»

North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

January 29, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. more »»

Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

January 29, 2015

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. more »»

Inquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullet

January 29, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to en... more »»

Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

January 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has released a message purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to... more »»

Rights groups also doubt Mexico account on missing students

January 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — International human rights groups on Wednesday questioned the Mexican government's official account of the disappearance of 43 college students last fall in the southern state... more »»

North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

January 28, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. more »»

Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

January 28, 2015

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering a... more »»

Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp

January 28, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within... more »»

Huge YouTube bulk makes it tough to catch all terror videos

January 28, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt th... more »»

Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly... more »»

Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion... more »»

Greece, eurozone creditors gear up for clash over bailout

January 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new radical left government has shot the first salvo in what is expected to be a tough clash with fellow eurozone countries over budget cuts that Athens says are... more »»

 
 

 

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