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Nigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian civil societies say discrepancies in election tallies suggest the turnout was inflated in defeated President Goodluck Jonathan's southern strongholds. more »»

AP names Adam Schreck as news director for the Gulf region

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Adam Schreck, who has covered conflict and upheaval in the Middle East as well as sweeping economic changes reshaping the region, has been named Gulf News Director for The Associated... more »»

AP names Karin Laub as Jordan bureau chief

April 1, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Associated Press has named Karin Laub, a veteran Middle East correspondent, as its chief of bureau for Jordan. more »»

Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'

April 1, 2015

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the comin... more »»

Francis recalls John Paul II's suffering decade after death

April 1, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is remembering St. more »»

A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

April 1, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31... more »»

International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member

April 1, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, saying it wanted "justice not vengeance" for alleged Israeli war crimes. more »»

Lufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site where 150 died

April 1, 2015

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps last week — but refused to say what... more »»

Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election. more »»

American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia

April 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after the U.S. more »»

Palestinians want leverage on Israel in international court

April 1, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher... more »»

French ex-president appears before financial investigators

April 1, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Three days after a resounding electoral victory for his conservative party, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is appearing before investigators probing financing of his failed... more »»

The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117

April 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. more »»

Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission has declared former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari the winner of a bitter and divisive election that is ending on a high note with... more »»

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

April 1, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Violent past haunts Peru dances in Ayacucho area

March 31, 2015

LIMA, Peru (AP) — They danced all day, until the sun set over Latin America's oldest bullring. But these were not typical dances of Peru's highlands. more »»

Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier "severe depression"

March 31, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished... more »»

Nigeria new leader Muhammadu Buhari has strict reputation

March 31, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country's history, also knows how to take power through other... more »»

PM: Prosecutor wounded in Istanbul hostage standoff has died

March 31, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hostage takers and police,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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