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Canadian diplomat's ex-husband says their son killed in US

April 1, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — One teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat was killed and a younger son is under arrest after they were involved in an alleged drug deal that turned into a gun battle,... more »»

 
 
 
As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from a... more »»

Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead

April 1, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the se. more »»

Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

April 1, 2015

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying... more »»

Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

April 1, 2015

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be... more »»

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

April 1, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give... more »»

Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade

April 1, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's air traffic controllers' union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country's air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle increasing number... more »»

US military aid released to Egypt boosts leader's legitimacy

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The release of U.S. more »»

Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa

April 1, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It began with a container of excrement. more »»

IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

April 1, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist... more »»

Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in US

April 1, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad. more »»

Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ

April 1, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said. more »»

Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

April 1, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest... more »»

Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising... more »»

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

April 1, 2015

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's defense minister says security forces have achieved a "magnificent victory" over the Islamic State group in Tikrit. more »»

Israeli leader says world needs 'better deal' with Iran

April 1, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran, saying the world must insist... more »»

35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

April 1, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early Wednesday, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft... more »»

Egypt president welcomes release of withheld US military aid

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday welcomed the restoration of U.S. more »»

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare

April 1, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible mid-air collision after they got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean... more »»

Nigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian civil societies say discrepancies in election tallies suggest the turnout was inflated in defeated President Goodluck Jonathan's southern strongholds. more »»

AP names Adam Schreck as news director for the Gulf region

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Adam Schreck, who has covered conflict and upheaval in the Middle East as well as sweeping economic changes reshaping the region, has been named Gulf News Director for The Associated... more »»

 
 
 

 

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