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Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

February 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a... more »»

Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama

February 1, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S. more »»

Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would... more »»

Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

February 1, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists kept up their assault Sunday on a railway hub in eastern Ukraine, the fiercest battle in fighting that the government said has killed 13 of its... more »»

Jordan renews swap offer to free pilot held by Islamic State

February 1, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaida prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants... more »»

Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

February 1, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous... more »»

Pope to visit Sarajevo to boost 'brotherhood and peace'

February 1, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in hopes of boosting efforts toward brotherhood in the country that was ravage... more »»

Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria

February 1, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by... more »»

Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader

February 1, 2015

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where... more »»

Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities

February 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one... more »»

Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit

February 1, 2015

KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doomed Cabinet of President Hosni Mubarak, then resigned i... more »»

Arabic news channel backed by Saudi prince goes on air

February 1, 2015

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The fight for Arabic news viewers is heating up. more »»

Romanian mountain Ice Church draws all types of Christians

February 1, 2015

BALEA LAC, Romania (AP) — High on a remote mountain in Romania, priests have blessed a church made entirely from ice, outstanding both for its architectural style as well as being a place for... more »»

Thousands of Hong Kongers march for democracy

February 1, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through Hong Kong's streets Sunday in the first major rally since mass protests last year. more »»

Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place. more »»

Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. more »»

African leaders to court: Drop cases against top Africans

February 1, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African... more »»

Shock and sadness as Japanese react to IS video

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. more »»

Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage o... more »»

Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

February 1, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. more »»

 
 
 

 

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