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Amnesty: Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for 3rd week

January 30, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing... more »»

Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile... more »»

Canada to criminalize public terror threats

January 30, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to encourage terrorism against Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday in response to two... more »»

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman

January 30, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Unio. more »»

Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity

January 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its... more »»

Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest... more »»

Hezbollah warns Israel it won't tolerate more attacks

January 30, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Friday that this week's deadly cross-border attack on Israeli soldiers was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli... more »»

Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US

January 30, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible... more »»

UN: Destruction of Syria chemical weapons facilities begins

January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International investigators say the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities has begun. more »»

Bomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead

January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. more »»

50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

January 30, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the... more »»

Ahead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders

January 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their... more »»

Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops

January 30, 2015

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday,... more »»

American shot and injured in Saudi Arabia

January 30, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia's eastern al-Ihsaa province. more »»

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

January 30, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensifies... more »»

Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further wor... more »»

Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials on Friday raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sina... more »»

EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

January 30, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. more »»

UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions

January 30, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica... more »»

Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop

January 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fadin... more »»

Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

January 30, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said... more »»

 
 

 

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