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Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence

September 21, 2014

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced how extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and... more »»

UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey

September 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group. more »»

Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

September 21, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to... more »»

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

September 21, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East. more »»

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

September 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. more »»

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

September 21, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. more »»

A transcript of AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A transcript of The Associated Press's interview with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Q: What role will Egypt assume in the U.S. more »»

Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion Week

September 20, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are making a nonbinding treaty with wome. more »»

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East. more »»

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

September 20, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

September 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria have streamed across the dusty and barren... more »»

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

September 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. more »»

Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capital

September 20, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's top security body has imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas in the capital, Sanaa, after Shiite rebels took over the state TV building amid heavy clashes. more »»

Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

September 20, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the... more »»

Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone

September 20, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A police official says health workers in Sierra Leone have come under attack while trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital.

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AP Interview: El-Sissi ready to back anti-IS fight

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but calle... more »»

Sierra Leone into massive Ebola isolation effort

September 20, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, ... more »»

Egypt court sentences 5 to death on terror charges

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted and sentenced five people to death on charges of forming a terrorist group and attacking a church, killing one policeman, the country's state... more »»

10 activists, officers killed in Libya

September 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday. more »»

Buffer zone agreed upon in Ukrainian peace talks

September 20, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants... more »»

 
 

 

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