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A broader Israel-Arab deal _ rare opportunity or diversion?

February 16, 2017

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pledged to seize what they believe is an opportunity for an ambitious Israeli-Arab peace deal. more »»

Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins at age 64

February 16, 2017

MADRID (AP) — A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age. more »»

Israel warns Hezbollah after threats to hit reactor

February 16, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel warned Lebanon's Hezbollah on Thursday against attacking the Jewish state after the leader of the Iranian-backed militant group threatened to strike its nuclear reactor. more »»

Baghdad car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 55

February 16, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb at a Baghdad auto dealership killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 60 on Thursday, Iraqi officials said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. more »»

Trump's ambassador pick is well-known figure in West Bank

February 16, 2017

BEIT EL, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel may be causing controversy in Washington. But in this West Bank settlement, he is a well-known friend. more »»

Morocco authorities find Baroque altarpiece taken from Italy

February 16, 2017

ROME (AP) — Moroccan authorities have located an important Baroque altarpiece stolen from an Italian church in 201. more »»

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

February 16, 2017

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers have decided to beef up the military alliance's naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia. more »»

Rift with Trump: UN and Arab heads endorse 2-state solution

February 16, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Nations and the Arab League on Thursday issued a joint statement in support of the establishment of a Palestinian state, exposing a rift with President Donald Trump,... more »»

Boko Haram shoots at military helicopter, wounds airman

February 16, 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists fired repeatedly at a military helicopter on a humanitarian mission in northeast Nigeria and wounded one airman, the Nigerian Air Force sai... more »»

US, Asian allies condemn NKorea after diplomats meet

February 16, 2017

BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States, South Korea and Japan on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest missile test and said they will enhance security cooperation in response. more »»

Austria pressing fraud charges against Airbus over fighters

February 16, 2017

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's government announced Thursday that it has asked state prosecutors to press fraud charges against Airbus and an affiliated company, alleging they overcharged for 15 combat... more »»

Roadside bomb kills 12 in Afghanistan's Paktika province

February 16, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 12 civilians were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the eastern Paktika province. more »»

Syrians meet in Kazakhstan ahead of Geneva peace talks

February 16, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government officials sat face-to-face with rebels for the second time in three weeks in Kazakhstan on Thursday, as diplomats stepped up efforts to lay the groundwork for U.N. more »»

Angolan vice president faces corruption charges in Portugal

February 16, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon... more »»

French prosecutors continue probe of presidential candidate

February 16, 2017

PARIS (AP) — French financial prosecutors decided Thursday to continue their investigation of embezzlement allegations against conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, saying they hav... more »»

North Korea and its long history of using female spies

February 16, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean passenger plane that exploded off the coast of Southeast Asia. Army officers lured into sexual encounter. more »»

The Latest: Russia says group formed to preserve Syria truce

February 16, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

5:15 p.. more »»

3 arrested in NKorean's death in Malaysia; autopsy completed

February 16, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities announced two more arrests Thursday in the death of the North Korean leader's half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed a... more »»

2 dead as al-Shabab claims mortar attack near Somalia palace

February 16, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two civilians were killed in an al-Shabab mortar attack outside Somalia's presidential palace during a handover ceremony for the country's new leader, police said... more »»

Italian teams restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city

February 16, 2017

ROME (AP) — Italian art conservationists have restored two funerary busts from the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria that were badly damaged by members of the Islamic State group. more »»

 
 

 

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