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New deadline approaches in Islamic State hostage crisis

January 29, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A sunset deadline was approaching Thursday in the Middle East for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner or face the death of a captured Jordanian air force pilot, according to the... more »»

Greek bailout in focus as EU parliament head visits Athens

January 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament's president arrived in Athens Thursday for a visit closely watched for signs of a potential clash between Greece's new left-wing government and its... more »»

Police question child who backed Charlie Hebdo attackers

January 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Police detained and questioned an 8-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, drawing criticism Thursday... more »»

UN chief: Boko Haram to top discussions at Africa Union meet

January 29, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The threat posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, will be a focus of U.N. more »»

Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start

January 29, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here. more »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. 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 »»

Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

January 28, 2015

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

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 »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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