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Iraqi Torah scroll makes mysterious journey to Jerusalem

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 200-year-old Torah scroll has taken an unusual and mysterious journey from Baghdad to Jerusalem, where it was greeted with candies and song in a jubilant dedication ceremony... more »»

Prisoners coordinated attacks from notorious Lebanese jail

January 22, 2015

ROUMIEH, Lebanon (AP) — For years, Islamist prisoners of a Lebanese jail connected with fellow militants on the outside through smartphones and computers purchased from guards, operating freely i... more »»

At least 12 dead in Congo in protests over electoral law

January 22, 2015

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Anti-government protests in Congo have left at least a dozen people dead, officials said Thursday, as the Senate postponed a vote on a proposed law that the opposition fear... more »»

DAVOS WATCH: Merkel upstaged, more protests, currency wars

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world. more »»

Prince Andrew denies claims he had sex with underage girl

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenage. more »»

Yemen president resigns under pressure from rebels

January 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president resigned Thursday, saying he had reached a "deadlock" in talks with Shiite rebels who rule the capital and had confined him to his home. more »»

US, Cuba move toward embassies but normal ties some way off

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba made progress Thursday toward restoring diplomatic ties and embassies as promised by their leaders, even as key officials warned that re-establishing... more »»

Radical Left political outsiders prepare for power in Greece

January 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dressed in an open-collar shirt and blue suede shoes, Alexis Tsipras arrives at his party's headquarters for a live Q-and-A session on Twitter. more »»

S. Sudan gov't and rebels agree to re-unify political party

January 22, 2015

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to reunify their political party, a conflict resolution organization said Thursday. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Faces of voters ahead of key Greece elections

January 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Six years of deep recession, galloping unemployment and repeated income cuts have jolted the average Greek out of a relatively comfortable — albeit often credit-fueled —... more »»

US, Cuba lay out path to resuming diplomatic ties

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba began laying out the path to normalized ties Thursday as the highest-level U.. more »»

Flogging of Saudi blogger delayed again on medical grounds

January 22, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The planned flogging of a Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam has been delayed for a second straight week, a leading international rights group said... more »»

French terror judge sees shifting jihadi profiles

January 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Europe's combustible mix of experienced extremist fighters and young jihadis looking to join the fighting in Syria poses new dangers for a continent ill-equipped to trace hundreds of... more »»

Sons of Egypt's Mubarak to be released on bail

January 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were ordered released on bail Thursday pending a retrial in the last case that was keeping them behind bars, paving the way fo... more »»

NATO: Fighting in eastern Ukraine fiercer than ever

January 22, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine is fiercer than ever in some locations, NATO's top commander in Europe said Thursday — adding that the weapons systems seen now in the region have in... more »»

Russia accuses Poles of 'mockery of history' over Auschwitz

January 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia has accused Poland of engaging in a "mockery of history" after the Polish foreign minister credited Ukrainian soldiers, rather than the Soviet Red Army, with... more »»

Israeli premier accepts Boehner invite to speak to Congress

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he has accepted House of Representatives leader John Boehner's invitation to address the U.S. Congress. more »»

HRW: Media suppression in Ethiopia curbing democratic space

January 22, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Suppression of media freedom by Ethiopia's government is curtailing democratic space ahead of elections in May, a rights advocacy group said Thursday. more »»

Large blast at Mogadishu hotel as suicide car bomber hits

January 22, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel which was being used by a delegation of Turkish officials Thursday in Somalia's capital, killing three Somali... more »»

EU court scraps sanctions on Iran bank, shipping concerns

January 22, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union high court has annulled sanctions that the 28-nation bloc imposed on an Iranian bank and a shipping line and companies linked to it, over Tehran's nuclear program. more »»

 
 
 

 

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