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Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

January 29, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner... more »»

Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas

January 29, 2015

JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern... more »»

Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round

January 29, 2015

ROME (AP) — Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also... more »»

Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist

January 29, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a... more »»

Argentina buries prosecutor who accused gov't of cover-up

January 29, 2015

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Family and friends paid final respects Thursday to the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead after alleging that President Cristina Fernandez agreed to protect those... more »»

Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

January 29, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the... more »»

Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot

January 29, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded. more »»

Jewish leader triggers alarm at Auschwitz, held by police

January 29, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of Rome's Jewish community, whose grandparents were killed at Auschwitz, visited the former Nazi death camp to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its liberatio. more »»

Portugal approves citizenship plan for Sephardic Jews

January 29, 2015

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Portugal is granting citizenship rights to their... more »»

Netanyahu blasts Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border

January 29, 2015

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday blamed Iran for a deadly flare-up along the Lebanese border, the deadliest escalation on the disputed frontier... more »»

Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

January 29, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the... more »»

EU plans to step up fight on online jihadi propaganda

January 29, 2015

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The EU on Thursday called for more help from Internet companies to fight online terrorist propaganda in the face of the terror attacks in France. more »»

Rights group blasts IS for atrocities

January 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Thursday blasted Islamic State militants over their atrocities, but also criticized the "sectarian and abusive" policies of the Syrian and Iraqi governments,... more »»

Jordan demands IS deliver proof captured pilot still alive

January 29, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the... more »»

Failed Iraqi bomber at center of international hostage drama

January 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosiv... more »»

As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

January 29, 2015

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to... more »»

New deadline approaches in Islamic State hostage crisis

January 29, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A sunset deadline was approaching Thursday in the Middle East for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner or face the death of a captured Jordanian air force pilot, according to the... more »»

Greek bailout in focus as EU parliament head visits Athens

January 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament's president arrived in Athens Thursday for a visit closely watched for signs of a potential clash between Greece's new left-wing government and its... more »»

Police question child who backed Charlie Hebdo attackers

January 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Police detained and questioned an 8-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, drawing criticism Thursday... more »»

UN chief: Boko Haram to top discussions at Africa Union meet

January 29, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The threat posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, will be a focus of U.N. more »»

 
 
 

 

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