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7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

February 27, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36. more »»

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridge

February 27, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul's five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq's second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back... more »»

Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue

February 27, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N. more »»

Iranians cheer Farhadi's Oscar as rebuke of Trump policies

February 27, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Oscar for Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman" energized many of the filmmaker's fellow Iranians, who saw the win for best foreign film Monday as a pointed rebuke to the Trump... more »»

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

February 27, 2017

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend. more »»

Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

February 27, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stiflin... more »»

Oscar-winning Syrian group hopes award will stop 'massacres'

February 27, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A young volunteer in the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary said Monday he hopes the award will help stop "massacres" in his country, an... more »»

Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western Mosul

February 27, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi federal police units pushed deeper into western Mosul on Monday, gaining control of a neighborhood along the Tigris River and the foot of one of the city's five bridges amid... more »»

Poland's populist govt brings hope to struggling rural areas

February 27, 2017

KOBYLIN-BORZYMY, Poland (AP) — Life has always been hard for Witold Pogorzelski, a farmer in eastern Poland. Fuel shortages in the communist era prevented him from transporting his produc. more »»

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

February 27, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new U.S. more »»

French Institute in Athens targeted in arson attack

February 27, 2017

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an overnight arson attack against the French Institute and French archaeological school in Athens caused minor damage but no injurie. more »»

France's 2 left-wing presidential candidates refuse to unite

February 27, 2017

PARIS (AP) — The two main left-leaning candidates in France's presidential election won't join forces after all. more »»

Iranians welcome Farhadi's Oscar for best foreign film

February 27, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians on Monday cheered the choice of one of their own for the best foreign film Oscar, lauding director Asghar Farhadi's boycott of the Hollywood ceremony for his film "Th... more »»

Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials

February 27, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency... more »»

Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

February 27, 2017

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. more »»

1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era

February 27, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in... more »»

Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

February 26, 2017

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. more »»

Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of Hormuz

February 26, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. more »»

Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city

February 26, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and... more »»

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

February 26, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — "We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road. more »»

 
 
 

 

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