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UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour

May 5, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London — and are expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party. more »»

Israel discovers new tunnel from Gaza

May 5, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has discovered a new tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip underneath the border and into Israel. more »»

Iraq's PM replaces military commander over Green Zone breach

May 5, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi replaced the commander of a military division tasked with protecting the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday after hundreds of angry... more »»

Israeli army deputy chief draws rebuke for Holocaust comment

May 5, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army's deputy chief of staff drew rebukes from hawkish Israeli ministers Thursday for comparing pre-Holocaust Germany to trends in Israel today. more »»

The Latest: State TV reports 2 explosions in Homs province

May 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

11 a.m. more »»

Blasts in Syria kill 6 as Aleppo mostly calm after truce

May 5, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two blasts struck a central Syrian village Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens, hours after a truce brought relative calm to the northern city of... more »»

Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town

May 5, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in... more »»

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

May 4, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts... more »»

Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

May 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on... more »»

US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. more »»

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

May 4, 2016

KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring... more »»

US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, the State Department sai... more »»

Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba

May 4, 2016

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba. more »»

The Latest: UN aid chief describes 'carnage' in Aleppo

May 4, 2016

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

10:40 p.m.

The U.N. humanitarian chief has told an emergency meeting of the U.N. more »»

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

May 4, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten... more »»

Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister

May 4, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Long-denied tensions between Turkey's president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country's... more »»

The Latest: UN: Bombing of Aleppo among worst of Syrian war

May 4, 2016

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

10:15 p.m.

The U.N. political chief has told an emergency meeting of the U.. more »»

The Latest: 16 Syrians detained in Albania

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

9:05 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Syrian army confirms 48-hour truce in Aleppo

May 4, 2016

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

10:00 p.m.

Syria's military has confirmed a 48-hour cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo after U.S. more »»

The Latest: Germany welcomes cease-fire in Syria's Aleppo

May 4, 2016

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

9:45 p.m.

Germany's foreign minister has welcomed the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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