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Polls open in key runoff parliamentary election in Iran

April 29, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Polls have opened in Iran's parliamentary runoff elections, a key vote to decide whether hard-liners or moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will control the... more »»

 
 
 
Iran calls on UN to help with US court asset award

April 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran asked the United Nations on Thursday to intervene with the U.S. more »»

UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

April 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday. more »»

Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan

April 28, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should... more »»

The Latest: UN says many starve in 'senseless' Syria war

April 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

11:45 p.m. more »»

Biden presses Iraq to not let political chaos upend gains

April 28, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country... more »»

Israelis, Palestinians differ on shooting after teens killed

April 28, 2016

QATANA, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian siblings gunned down at a West Bank checkpoint after approaching Israeli troops — with knives, according to Israel — were needlessly killed and could have bee... more »»

Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria's largest city

April 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned... more »»

Carnage in Aleppo, once again a battlefield in Syria's war

April 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned... more »»

The Latest: US says attacks on Syria's Aleppo were 'immoral'

April 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:15 p.m. more »»

The Latest: US: evidence suggests Syrian gov't hit hospital

April 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

9:30 p.m.

A spokesman for the U.S. more »»

Vatican crackdown on tax cheats flagged in oversight report

April 28, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog said Thursday it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a three-fold increase over 2014, thanks in part to... more »»

UK police charge 3 with terrorism offenses in Birmingham

April 28, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday charged two men and a woman from Birmingham with terrorism-related offenses in a probe that began after the deadly extremist attacks on Paris and Brussels. more »»

Biden cites 'serious' progress toward defeating IS in Iraq

April 28, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, visiting Iraq on Thursday, described progress toward defeating the Islamic State group as "serious" and "committed" despite a crippling political crisis... more »»

Iraqi authorities shut down Al Jazeera's Baghdad bureau

April 28, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Al Jazeera Media Network says Iraqi authorities have shut down their bureau in Baghdad and banned its journalists from reporting in the country. more »»

Strikes, protests in France against disputed labor reforms

April 28, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Protesters clashed with police in several French cities Thursday over proposed reforms to the country's labor rules and strikers forced cancellations and delays at two major airports... more »»

Refugee baby Serbia Merkel in transit across Europe

April 28, 2016

KRNJACA, Serbia (AP) — She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa. more »»

The Latest: Russia denies bombing hospital in Aleppo, Syria

April 28, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

7:45 p.m. more »»

Families of Hillsborough stadium victims sue British police

April 28, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers representing some of the families of 96 soccer fans crushed to death in a U.K. more »»

Kenya: Large pyres set up for massive burn of ivory

April 28, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest... more »»

France shows off humanoid underwater exploration robot

April 28, 2016

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — French officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology. more »»

 
 
 

 

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