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Correction: Iraq-Bombing Baghdad story

November 26, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman. His name is Saad Maan Ibrahim, not Maan Saad. more »»

 
 
 
Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the... more »»

Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found

November 26, 2014

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, the country's health minister said. more »»

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

November 26, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hampered by gale-force winds and high waves, a Greek navy frigate was slowly towing a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants to safety on the southern islan... more »»

Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance

November 26, 2014

YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you... more »»

Arab world's beloved singer Sabah dies at 87

November 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, an icon of Arab music, died Wednesday after a career that spanned over six-decades, Lebanese media said. She was 87. more »»

UN appeals for $405M for Afghanistan aid in 2015

November 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015.

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Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja

November 26, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the captur... more »»

Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

November 26, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more... more »»

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

November 25, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then... more »»

Official: Afghan president orders military review

November 25, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night... more »»

24 died in Burkina Faso unrest that ousted leader

November 25, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A committee cataloging the damage done during protests that forced Burkina Faso's longtime president from power says 24 people were killed in the unrest. more »»

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

November 25, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. more »»

2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

November 25, 2014

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs. more »»

8 shoes of Holocaust victims stolen in Poland

November 25, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say that eight shoes that once belonged to Holocaust victims have been stolen from the former concentration camp Majdanek in Poland, now a state-run museum. more »»

Top US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutor

November 25, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Jesuits in the United States defended the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor Tuesday, saying he had virtually no role in the order's handling of a notorious... more »»

Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

November 25, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance. more »»

Black Friday shopping catches on in UK

November 25, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States. more »»

Activists: Syrian strikes kill 60 in IS-held city

November 25, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday on the de-facto capital of the extremist Islamic State group, killing at least 60 people, shattering shop... more »»

Yemen army frees 8 hostages, including foreigners

November 25, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's army freed eight hostages Tuesday in a raid on an al-Qaida militant hideout, the Supreme Security Committee said. more »»

Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time

November 25, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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