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Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

February 26, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

February 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of... more »»

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

February 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as... more »»

Petesch appointed AP West Africa correspondent

February 26, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Carley Petesch, a longtime editor in Africa who has reported from Nigeria and South Africa for The Associated Press, has been named a West Africa correspondent for the news... more »»

Leaked spy documents reveal plot to kill African Union head

February 26, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African Union chairwoman is "safe and sound," the organization said on Thursday, after leaked intelligence documents revealed a 2012 plot to assassinate her. more »»

Nigeria army chief: Displaced Baga residents can soon return

February 26, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army chief said that residents displaced from Baga town in the country's northeast should be able to return to vote in March elections after the military... more »»

Egypt: 3 arrested over grisly dog killing

February 26, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Thursday arrested three men over a grisly online video showing a group of men stabbing and bludgeoning a dog to death on a busy Cairo street. more »»

Israeli opposition leader to PM: Cancel Congress speech

February 26, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his upcoming speech to the U.S. more »»

Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

February 26, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military says it will start pulling back its heavy weapons from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a cease-fire agreement. more »»

Mortar shells land by Somalia's presidential palace

February 26, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says that at least three mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified presidential palace compound. more »»

Custody for 2 men suspected of helping gunman extended

February 26, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court has given another four weeks in custody to two men accused of helping a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this month. more »»

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

February 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of... more »»

South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery

February 26, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up... more »»

Egypt: Series of blasts in Cairo kill 1, wound at least 7

February 26, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A series of blasts in Cairo on Thursday killed one person and wounded at least seven, Egyptian security officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks using homemade explosives that... more »»

Ex-Turkish police chief detained over journalist's killing

February 26, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a former police intelligence chief has been detained as part of an investigation into negligence by officials in the 2007 murder of an... more »»

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 162 amid rescue efforts

February 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Afghan military officer says the death toll from an avalanche caused by heavy winter snows in a mountainous valley northeast of the capital Kabul has risen to... more »»

Spain to deport 34 members of violent Latin street gangs

February 26, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain says it plans to deport 34 top members of violent Latin American street gangs operating in the Spanish capital. more »»

Think tank: Some NATO countries cutting defense spending

February 26, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite stern talk and solemn pledges from NATO, a British-based think tank says some alliance member nations are cutting their spending on defense. more »»

Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement

February 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year. more »»

Russian FM: Ukraine's demand of full cease-fire 'ridiculous'

February 26, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister is sharply criticizing Ukraine's insistence that it won't begin pulling back heavy weapons in its fight against separatists in the east until the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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