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Saudi effort to promote open society abroad in tatters

February 22, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Austria was enthusiastic when Saudi Arabia said it was ready to bankroll a center for religious and cultural understanding in Vienna — but two years after its launch, the desert... more »»

Syrian state media calls Turkish raid a 'blatant aggression'

February 22, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the Turkish raid overnight into Syria to evacuate troops guarding an Ottoman tomb is a "blatant aggression. more »»

Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks; at least 15 dead

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 15 people, officials said. more »»

Report: Swedish journalist released from captivity in Syria

February 22, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish tabloid Expressen says Swedish journalist Joakim Medin has been released from a weeklong captivity in Syria. more »»

Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate troops, tomb

February 22, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish soldiers launched an overnight raid into neighboring Syria, evacuating dozens of besieged troops guarding an Ottoman tomb and moving the crypt Sunday back in Turkey... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Running police keep the peace at Tokyo Marathon

February 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The running police made sure the Tokyo Marathon went off without a hitch. more »»

Head of UN climate panel skips meeting amid harassment case

February 22, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian leader of the U.N. more »»

Andean culture frustrates organ transplants in Bolivia

February 22, 2015

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — For seven years, Maria Ramos battled bouts of depression as she underwent thrice-weekly dialysis treatments to keep her alive, her ambition of becoming a schoolteacher a... more »»

1,000 join Muslim 'ring of peace' outside Oslo synagogue

February 22, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — More than 1,000 people formed a "ring of peace" Saturday outside Oslo's main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims. more »»

First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

February 22, 2015

ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a... more »»

Finance minister: Greece to submit reforms list by Sunday

February 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will submit a list of reforms to be agreed with its creditors Sunday, the country's finance minister said Saturday. more »»

Yemen leader says still president after fleeing capital

February 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country's south on Saturday said all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital, Sanaa, las... more »»

Afghanistan dialogue with Taliban could begin in March

February 21, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, officials, diplomats and experts said as President... more »»

US warns it is ready to walk away from Iran nuclear talks

February 21, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — With only weeks left to the deadline to reach a first-stage nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. more »»

Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages

February 21, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, Nigeria's military said, although witnesses also reported the Islamic... more »»

Yemen leader says still president after flight to south

February 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and has fled to the country's south says all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital last September are... more »»

Attorney: Canada businessman home after released by Cuba

February 21, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — A Canadian automobile executive imprisoned in Cuba on corruption charges for more than three years was released Saturday after Cuba's government ended a case that it called a... more »»

Thousands attend funeral in Haiti for 17 Carnival victims

February 21, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of people streamed into Haiti's main public park on Saturday to honor the 17 victims who died in an accident involving a Carnival float. more »»

First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

February 21, 2015

ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists completed an exchange of prisoners Saturday, starting a process outlined in a peace deal brokered by international... more »»

Ukraine's president: freeing of war prisoners is under way

February 21, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says the freeing of soldiers who were held captive by rebels is under way. more »»

 
 
 

 

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