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Obama's visit raises Ethiopia's stature amid rights concerns

July 26, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Like the visit to Kenya, President Barack Obama's trip Sunday to Ethiopia represents the first time a sitting U.S. more »»

Syria's embattled president vows to win bloody civil war

July 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country's long-running civil war while acknowledging his troops had given up... more »»

Obama to close historic Kenya visit with national address

July 26, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama is closing an historic visit to the land that considers him a local son with an address to the people of Kenya. more »»

Afghan officials say Taliban take remote police base in deal

July 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban took control of a large police base in remote northeast Afghanistan after some 100 police and border officers joined the insurgents following three days of... more »»

Officials: Car bombing in southeast Turkey kills 2 soldiers

July 26, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have detonated a car bomb in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast that killed two soldiers and wounded four. more »»

Turkey couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets

July 26, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S. more »»

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 120; deadliest in Yemen conflict

July 25, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March... more »»

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Cameroon

July 25, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a popular night spot in northern Cameroon on Saturday evening, killing at least 10 people only days after Islamic militants were blamed for... more »»

Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure attacks

July 25, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Friday and Saturday in what were the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013. more »»

The Latest: Obama jokes Kenya trip is family reunion

July 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya (all times local):

11:30 p.m. more »»

Pollard's ex-wife: Israel should fund his legal defense

July 25, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The former wife of Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, called Saturday on the Israeli government to pay for an attorney to facilitate his freedom amid... more »»

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 120 in Yemen coastal town

July 25, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen late Friday, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since... more »»

Turkey couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets

July 25, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S. more »»

In Kenya, Obama blends blunt messages with warm reflections

July 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya's leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism Saturday with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation... more »»

White House Notebook: Obama faces 'family politics' in Kenya

July 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — What happens when an American president invites his African relatives to dinner at a Nairobi hotel? A lot of family members show up — more, perhaps, than he even knew he had. more »»

Hezbollah chief 'proud' of US sanctions on members of group

July 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Hezbollah militant group says he is "proud" of U.S. sanctions targeting three members of the group. more »»

Tunisia overwhelmingly passes anti-terror law

July 25, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's parliament voted overwhelmingly to pass the country's new anti-terror law after a pair of devastating attacks against tourists, but critics fear the new legislatio... more »»

The Latest: Obama says US, Kenya working for direct flights

July 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya (all times local):

7:00 p.m.

President Barack Obama says the U.S. more »»

Obama pushes African nations to treat gays equally under law

July 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama nudged African nations Saturday to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent. more »»

Escaped Mexican drug lord no saint, but lesser evil at home

July 25, 2015

BADIRAGUATO, Mexico (AP) — People living in the hometown of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have heard stories of his benevolence: gifts of medicine for the poor, deliveries of drinking water... more »»

 
 
 

 

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