News  /  World  / 

Most Recent

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:47am

Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that last summer saw riots over acute water pollution and crippling power outages.

Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:32am

Egyptian security forces say they've killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

Algerian ex-prime minister Benflis to run for presidency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:06am

Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ali Benflis has announced he will run for president in next year's election.

US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:03am

Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend "small-format" talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with "a small group of international experts."

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:51am

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can devise a plan to end Afghanistan's 17-year war, the U.S.'s longest military engagement.

AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:24am

2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears.

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel duct blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:20am

The Latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local):

Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:53am

Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded.

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:57am

A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven't succeeded. Another vessel crowded with panicking migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent, separate appeal for help in the southern Mediterranean.

Rival militias negotiate truce in Libya's Tripoli

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:53am

Libyan security officials say a temporary cease-fire has taken hold in the capital of Tripoli, after deadly fighting between rival militias that dominate the city flared up last week.

Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:19am

The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims were buried in a solemn ceremony at a Jewish cemetery near London on Sunday after spending years in storage at a British museum.

Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:07am

Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage.

Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:03am

Rescuers in southern Spain said Sunday that the frantic effort to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain.

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:54am

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali's Kidal region, killing at least eight peackeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday.

Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

Demetris Nellas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:43am

Protesters clashed with police outside Greece's parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people Sunday against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people arrested, police said.

The Latest: AU 'postpones' urgent trip to Congo over vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:54am

The Latest on Congo's election results (all times local):

The Latest: Blast aboard bus in northern Syria kills 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:41am

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Sudan police clash with demonstrators in fresh protests

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 4:06am

Sudanese police clashed with demonstrators in and around the capital Khartoum on Sunday, after they deployed in large numbers in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said.

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 3:27am

Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result.