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Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani

January 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Kurdish fighters have gained full control of the Syrian town of Kobani, taking it back from Islamic State militants after four months of fighting. more »»

China's shadow looms large over Obama visit to India

January 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — As President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi this week, the shadow of a third player hung over the talks: neighboring China, which has... more »»

French authorities raid prison cells of radicals

January 26, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says authorities have found phones, USB flash drives and other equipment during searches of about 80 prison cells of Islamic radicals after terrorist... more »»

IS spokesman calls on Muslims in West to commit more attacks

January 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The spokesman for the Islamic State group called on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to "shed a drop of... more »»

Greek vote shows growing European backlash against austerity

January 26, 2015

The election result in Greece reflects a growing European backlash against austerity policies. more »»

First US drone strike in Yemen since leader resigned kills 3

January 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. more »»

Eurozone looks for dialogue after stunning Greece elections

January 26, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The election in Greece of a radical party that wants to overhaul the country's bailout program raises new uncertainties for the eurozone. more »»

Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

January 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S. more »»

Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

January 26, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting... more »»

Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

January 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic State... more »»

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

January 26, 2015

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — The voices of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one... more »»

Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in court

January 26, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier... more »»

Church of England consecrates first female bishop

January 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.

The Rev. more »»

Libya official says kidnapped deputy foreign minister freed

January 26, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A security official says the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally-recognized government has been released after being kidnapped a day earlier. more »»

Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister

January 26, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister Monday after forming a surprise alliance with a small right-wing nationalist party Independent... more »»

Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

January 26, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. more »»

Spain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials

January 26, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.. more »»

Greece's Syriza to form government after election victory

January 26, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible... more »»

Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

January 26, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play... more »»

Syrian president dismisses talks with 'puppets' in interview

January 26, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russia and Syria played down any hopes of a breakthrough in talks set to begin Monday in Moscow, while much of the opposition shied away. more »»

 
 
 

 

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