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Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay detainees

January 16, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman said Monday it accepted 10 detainees from the U.S. more »»

Iraqi troops advance in eastern Mosul amid fierce clashes

January 16, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants on Monday in two key neighborhoods in the eastern half of Mosul, a senior commander said, advancing deeper after fully... more »»

Belfast power-sharing faces Monday deadline for destruction

January 16, 2017

DUBLIN (AP) — Northern Ireland's power-sharing government faced imminent collapse Monday as rival British Protestant and Irish Catholic leaders accused each other of wrecking the coalition at the... more »»

UK leader Theresa May to appear in US Vogue magazine

January 16, 2017

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to appear in the American edition of Vogue magazine. more »»

Bombers at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill professor

January 16, 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Three suicide bombers, including a child, exploded at dawn Monday at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing a university professor and another child,... more »»

Egypt court rules against handing islands to Saudi Arabia

January 16, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court ruled on Monday against the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia — a landmark verdict likely to deepen tensions with the kingdom... more »»

Kyrgyzstan ministry says cargo plane crash kills 37

January 16, 2017

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37 people on the ground and in the plane, the Emergency... more »»

UN agency chiefs urge access for aid to civilians in Syria

January 16, 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The heads of major U.N. more »»

Muted reaction in Russia to Trump's talk of nuclear arms cut

January 16, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Suggestions by President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut attracted a frosty reception in Moscow on Monday. more »»

'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump

January 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country's "one-China principle" regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any attempt to reconsider... more »»

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

January 16, 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael... more »»

Afghan government says IS militants kidnap 14 clerics

January 16, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that Islamic state militants stormed a religious school in eastern Nangarhar province, kidnapping 14 clerics who were teaching at the school and... more »»

Oman says it accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

January 16, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman said Monday it accepted 10 inmates from the U.S. more »»

A look at how Trump might shake things up in Asia

January 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region. more »»

Bahrain city hall set ablaze, gunfire heard after executions

January 16, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain says a city hall was set ablaze during a night of clashes between police and protesters following the execution of three men convicted of a deadly... more »»

China state media call Trump's Taiwan strategy 'despicable'

January 16, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump "speaks like a rookie," China's state-run media said Monday, describing his suggested use of America's position on Taiwan as a bargaining chip as... more »»

Trump: Brexit 'a great thing,' EU to continue to break apart

January 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Wading into foreign affairs days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump said Britain's decision to leave the European Union would "end up being a great thing" and... more »»

Gambia president says country must wait for court decision

January 16, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president said late Sunday that he has filed an injunction to restrict president-elect Adama Barrow from taking office Thursday and to bar other parties from... more »»

Death toll at 26 inmates from latest Brazil prison violence

January 15, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of jail... more »»

World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace

January 15, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Sending a forceful message to Israel's prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward... more »»

 
 
 

 

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