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Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid

June 24, 2017

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government released Saturday hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad on the eve of a major Muslim holiday. more »»

Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

June 24, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on... more »»

Dior designer celebrates decade at helm at Paris menswear

June 24, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Celebrating a decade at the creative helm of Dior Homme on Saturday, designer Kris Van Assche held court with Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Kata Mara at his catwalk collection tha... more »»

Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

June 24, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Britain's famed Glastonbury music festival has embraced an unlikely headline act: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. more »»

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

June 24, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them childre. more »»

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

June 24, 2017

LONDON (AP) — British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts. more »»

Iran detains Islamic State linked group

June 24, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained members of a group linked to the Islamic State group it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy... more »»

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

June 24, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started a foreign tour that will include his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. more »»

Israel strikes Syrian positions after fire toward it

June 24, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria Saturday, destroying two tanks, in response to more than 10 projectiles that landed in its territory, the military said. more »»

Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists

June 24, 2017

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the... more »»

Turkey bans Istanbul Pride, organizers vow to march anyway

June 24, 2017

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday — the third year in a row the celebration has been banned. more »»

Berlin gives celebrity welcome to 2 giant pandas from China

June 24, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Two giant pandas — Meng Meng and Jiao Qing — received a celebrity welcome Saturday in Berlin from the German capital's mayor and the Chinese ambassador after they safely weathered a... more »»

UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

June 24, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four massive public housing towers due to concerns about flammable external... more »»

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

June 24, 2017

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.. more »»

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

June 24, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it... more »»

The Latest: UK PM pledges help for hundreds of evacuated

June 24, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London (all times local):

2:55 p.m. more »»

The Latest: PM pledges help for tower block evacuees

June 24, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on response to deadly tower-block fire in London (all times local):

2:55 p.m. more »»

2 Dutch journalists freed unharmed by Colombian rebels

June 24, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two Dutch journalists have been freed unharmed after being held captive for almost a week by leftist rebels in Colombia, the Dutch foreign minister said Saturda. more »»

Swiss journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries

June 24, 2017

PARIS (AP) — A Swiss journalist has died of injuries suffered from a mine blast in Iraq earlier this week while covering a military operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul. more »»

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

June 24, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation... more »»

 
 
 

 

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