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Egypt's el-Sissi says need growing for joint Arab force

February 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Sunday that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the threat of Islamic militancy. more »»

Iran responds to US warnings it might quit nuclear talks

February 22, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — A senior Iranian official is responding sharply to warnings that Washington is ready to quit nuclear talks unless Tehran agrees to a deal that demonstrates it does not want atomic... more »»

Attacks kills 19 people in Iraq

February 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Multiple bombings, including a suicide truck bomb attack on Shiite militiamen, killed 19 people on Sunday in Iraq, as police found four bodies with gunshots wounds in the capital,... more »»

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

February 22, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, ... more »»

AP Interview: Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

February 22, 2015

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Liberia's leader on Sunday urged the United States and other countries to keep up their support to the West African nation as it recovers from the Ebola... more »»

Yemen's Hadi says still legitimate president

February 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The embattled Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and has fled the rebel-controlled capital said on Sunday that he is still the country's legitimate president... more »»

Report: Saudi men detained for dancing at birthday party

February 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. more »»

Maldives arrests ex-president for his move to arrest judge

February 22, 2015

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Authorities in the Maldives arrested former President and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday, ordering him to stand trial for his 2012 decision to arrest a... more »»

Ferry sinks in central Bangladesh, killing at least 48

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people, officials said. more »»

Hadi, once-quiet leader of Yemen, strikes newly defiant pose

February 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Virtually powerless for months, Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi looked ready to leave the country after fleeing Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September... more »»

Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing 2

February 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people were killed and about a dozen injured in a bomb explosion at a march Sunday in Ukraine's second-largest city marking the first anniversary of the ouster of... more »»

Egypt prosecutor refers 215 to trial for forming armed group

February 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor has referred 215 alleged Islamists to trial in a criminal court on charges of forming armed groups responsible for killing half a dozen security personnel and... more »»

Pope gets away from Vatican to work on correcting 'defects'

February 22, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is getting away from the Vatican for a few days and taking his advisers along, to work, as he put it, on fixing the " many defects we all hav. more »»

Deaths in Saudi Arabia from MERS virus climb to 385

February 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says two more people have died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, pushing the total number of deaths from the... more »»

Ukraine: blast hits march in Kharkiv, killing 2, injuring 8

February 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people were killed and about eight others injured in a bomb explosion at a march Sunday in Ukraine's second-largest city that was commemorating the first anniversary of... more »»

Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks; at least 31 dead

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 31 people, officials said. more »»

Saudi effort to promote open society abroad in tatters

February 22, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Austria was enthusiastic when Saudi Arabia said it was ready to bankroll a center for religious and cultural understanding in Vienna — but two years after its launch, the desert... more »»

Syrian state media calls Turkish raid a 'blatant aggression'

February 22, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the Turkish raid overnight into Syria to evacuate troops guarding an Ottoman tomb is a "blatant aggression. more »»

Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks; at least 15 dead

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 15 people, officials said. more »»

Report: Swedish journalist released from captivity in Syria

February 22, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish tabloid Expressen says Swedish journalist Joakim Medin has been released from a weeklong captivity in Syria. more »»

 
 
 

 

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