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Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama

March 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. more »»

Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

March 29, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday and despite extremis... more »»

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing

March 29, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people... more »»

UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

March 29, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRW... more »»

Thousands protest voting problems in Nigerian oil capital

March 29, 2015

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians have taken to the streets in the country's oil producing-center, Port Harcourt, to protest alleged killings of opposition campaign workers and... more »»

France's far right breakthrough expected in local elections

March 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate Sunday's final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another... more »»

Boko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote

March 29, 2015

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting Sunday in... more »»

Syrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals

March 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians fled Idlib Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate captured the northwestern town, activists said. more »»

Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family

March 29, 2015

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the... more »»

Israel premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal

March 29, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran. more »»

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

March 29, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran may accept new constraints on uranium enrichment but is pushing back about the length of limits on technology it could use to make nuclear arms, Western official... more »»

Guinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight

March 29, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors... more »»

Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

March 29, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of... more »»

Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

March 29, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. more »»

Arab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

March 29, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also... more »»

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

March 29, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash. more »»

Waving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015

Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter. more »»

High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president

March 29, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime... more »»

Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

March 29, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. more »»

Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures

March 29, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — In a renewed effort to eradicate Ebola, Guinea's president announced new restrictions on burials and warned of possible lockdowns in the country's western region. more »»

 
 

 

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