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Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

September 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S. more »»

West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

September 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements... more »»

Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS

September 16, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish opposition legislator said Tuesday that at least 53 Turkish families — some with children — had crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State group in the past week... more »»

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded... more »»

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.. more »»

Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

September 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. more »»

Ukraine legislators ratify landmark EU deal

September 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified a landmark association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, firmly pivoting the country toward the West and drawing a line under the... more »»

Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

September 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S. more »»

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific... more »»

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. more »»

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

September 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents. more »»

Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

September 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages... more »»

AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press... more »»

AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The... more »»

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

September 16, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was... more »»

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

September 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1. more »»

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

September 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization... more »»

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

September 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebelliou... more »»

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

September 16, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bor... more »»

Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

September 16, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodie... more »»

 
 

 

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