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Global outrage over IS group attack on ancient Iraqi site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in... more »»

Palestinian assailant wounds 5 Israelis in car attack

March 6, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near a border police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, police said. more »»

Frenchman on trial for helping girl, 14, seeking to join IS

March 6, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The French girl knew him as "Tony Toxiko" — an Islamic State recruiter who first used Facebook to cajole her into joining him in Syria, then brusquely called to force the issue: Come... more »»

Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria

March 6, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an... more »»

South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail

March 6, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Frida. more »»

Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander

March 6, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership. more »»

South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal, frustrating mediators

March 6, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of... more »»

BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field

March 6, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The U.. more »»

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists... more »»

Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say

March 6, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she's ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she's offered a balanced diet. more »»

German Parliament approves quota for female directors

March 6, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards... more »»

Austrian panel recommends no return of Klimt masterpiece

March 6, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel ruled Friday against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner, and the government said it would keep the... more »»

Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

March 6, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month's... more »»

Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack

March 6, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and... more »»

In Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail

March 6, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — There's no monarch in democratic Turkey — but you might not know it watching the news these days. more »»

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody

March 6, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of... more »»

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

March 6, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. more »»

Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats

March 6, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her... more »»

Emirates forges special relationship with el-Sissi's Egypt

March 6, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This small Gulf nation, known for its soaring skyscrapers and mercantile bent, is making itself into the most stalwart ally of the Arab world's biggest country. more »»

Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality

March 6, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. more »»

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

March 6, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by... more »»

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. more »»

 
 
 

 

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