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Syria tries to stabilize ailing currency

May 4, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Foreign reconstruction help needed

May 4, 2015

2 p.m. (0815 GMT)

Nepal's information minister says the country will need immense international support as it begins turning its attention toward post-quake reconstruction in coming weeks. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Egyptian doorman makes a rare trip home

May 4, 2015

ABU AL-NASR, Egypt (AP) — Salama Osman's day begins before the tenants of his Cairo apartment building wake and ends only after the last returns home at night, a work week without weekend. more »»

Kerry honors victims in Kenya as talks focus on al-Shabaab

May 4, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry commemorated the victims of Kenya's past and present terror attacks Monday, and offered American support in the fight against an increasingly... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Everest climbing season likely to end

May 4, 2015

12 noon (0615 GMT

Sherpas in Nepal are refusing to rebuild the route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than one week ago, a decision which will... more »»

Nepal urges foreign rescue workers in capital to return home

May 4, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government urged foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home Monday as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrines and monasteries to mark the... more »»

Flight to UAE diverted to air base after bomb threat

May 4, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A commercial plane was diverted to a military air base in Dubai after a passenger said the plane would explode, the United Arab Emirates' state news agency said... more »»

Iraqi city still a ghost town a month after defeat of IS

May 4, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa's hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patro... more »»

Nepal's wrenching choices: 'I feel like I could die anytime'

May 4, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back... more »»

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent

May 4, 2015

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and... more »»

Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians

May 3, 2015

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers, community leaders and residents of central Plateau state charge... more »»

Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops land in Yemen

May 3, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials... more »»

With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

May 3, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an... more »»

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

May 3, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.. more »»

Athens prison brawl leaves at least 2 dead, 21 injured

May 3, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A brawl in an Athens prison wing housing foreigners left at least two inmates dead and 21 others injured on Sunday, many seriously, authorities said. more »»

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent

May 3, 2015

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and... more »»

Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions

May 3, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would also send weapons directly to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visitin... more »»

Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority rallies against racism

May 3, 2015

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway... more »»

Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya

May 3, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodie... more »»

IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19

May 3, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite... more »»

 
 
 

 

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