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Abbas to resign, briefly, from PLO post, but tighten grip

August 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The official Palestinian news agency is quoting President Mahmoud Abbas as saying he is resigning from the Palestine Liberation Organization's top leadership body — a move seen a... more »»

Police, anti-government protesters again clash in Beirut

August 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese riot police are spraying thousands of protesters with water cannons in downtown Beirut, the second day of mass demonstrations against an ongoing trash crisis becoming... more »»

Americans recount how they subdued train attack gunman

August 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — U.S. airman Spencer Stone says he was awakened from a nap before springing into action and subduing a gunman on a high-speed train with two other Americans he was traveling with. more »»

Pint-size thieves frighten Ivory Coast's largest city

August 23, 2015

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast taxi driver Mamadou Bamba had finished his shift and was walking home around midnight when a dozen children accosted him on the street and demanded his... more »»

2 planes collide at Swiss airshow, killing 1 pilot

August 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — One pilot died when two small planes collided in the air and crashed at an airshow in northern Switzerland on Sunday, police said. more »»

UK airshow crash death toll likely to rise to 11

August 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British police say the death toll from an airshow crash is "highly likely" to increase to 11 people after a fighter jet slammed into a busy main road. more »»

Dubai, Saudi markets lose 7 percent after oil price dip

August 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Dubai closed around 7 percent lower on Sunday on the back of a further slide in oil prices.

Dubai's main index closed 6. more »»

Train gunman known to 3 countries; lawyer says he's homeless

August 23, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The man who boarded a high-speed train in Europe with an assault rifle before being subdued by three Americans was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to... more »»

Insurgents shell main prison near Syrian capital, killing 10

August 23, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents shelled the central prison near the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday as well as residential neighborhoods in the city, killing at least 11 and wounding more tha... more »»

Protesters pour into Beirut demanding government resignation

August 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of protesters poured into central Beirut on Sunday demanding that the country's top politicians resign, hours after Prime Minister Tammam Salam hinted he might step down... more »»

Rockets kill 4 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

August 23, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Rockets fired by militants from across the Afghan border hit a Pakistani military post Sunday in the Khyber tribal region, killing four soldiers and wounding four others, the... more »»

The Latest on Koreas: Talks again stretch deep into night

August 23, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

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10:20 p.m. more »»

Koreas resume talks as Seoul sees North Korea troop movement

August 23, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Senior officials from North and South Korea on Sunday were in their second day of marathon talks meant to pull the rivals back from the brink, even amid reports of... more »»

Thousands of migrants head closer to EU from Macedonia

August 23, 2015

GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (AP) — Thousands of beleaguered migrants — mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans fleeing bloody conflicts — crammed into trains and buses in Macedonia that brought them one step... more »»

EU praises release of political prisoners in Belarus

August 23, 2015

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The European Union praised Belarus' release of political prisoners as "important progress" in its efforts to improve relations with the West, while the most prominent of... more »»

British foreign secretary reopens embassy in Tehran

August 23, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the British Embassy in Tehran on Sunday, nearly four years after it was closed following an attack by hard-liners. more »»

Lebanese PM hints he might resign after protests

August 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister hinted Sunday he might resign after violent protests against government corruption and political dysfunction triggered by a monthlong trash crisis in Beiru. more »»

UAE army frees British hostage as al-Qaida expands in Yemen

August 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen, which has expanded its reac... more »»

One-day record for migrant rescues in sea near Libya: 4,400

August 23, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's coast guard says it coordinated the rescue of some 4,400 migrants in a single day, a record-setting number, as smugglers took advantage of ideal sea conditions off Libya to... more »»

China rehearses for massive military parade

August 23, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Fighter jets flew low over Beijing on Sunday as thousands of soldiers from China, Russia and other countries rehearsed for a military parade next month commemorating the end of... more »»

 
 

 

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