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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

December 22, 2014

In the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people —most of them children — in what was one of the country's... more »»

Morocco's transgender dancer courts acceptance

December 22, 2014

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. more »»

Iraq TV show makes 'terrorists' confront victims

December 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. more »»

Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

December 22, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. more »»

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

December 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the... more »»

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

December 22, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what... more »»

France: Driver goes on rampage, feeding fears

December 22, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds around the city of Dijon in eastern France on Sunday, raising concerns at a time when Islamic extremists are calling for attacks in... more »»

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

December 22, 2014

CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court. more »»

Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat

December 21, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop... more »»

Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president

December 21, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance... more »»

Protester takes perch on St. Peter's façade

December 21, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur lowered himself onto a narrow ledge on the facade of St. more »»

German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dies

December 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. more »»

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

December 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. more »»

Nigerian Islamic uprising poses regional threat

December 21, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop... more »»

Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town

December 21, 2014

MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic... more »»

Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff

December 21, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between an official from the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after... more »»

Boko Haram camp dismantled in Cameroon, army says

December 21, 2014

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory. more »»

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

December 21, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what... more »»

Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

December 21, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

December 21, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics... more »»

 
 
 

 

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