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Azerbaijan's station raided by police

December 26, 2014

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A radio station funded by the U.S. more »»

Talks on Ukraine settlement break down

December 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The foreign ministry of Belarus, which has been hosting Ukraine peace talks, says the much-anticipated round of negotiations on Friday has been scrapped. more »»

Activists launch condom campaign against Russian opposition

December 26, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Kremlin activists are distributing condoms on the streets of Moscow with the images of opposition leaders whom they blame for the collapse of the Russian currency. more »»

US missile strikes kill 7 militants in NW Pakistan

December 26, 2014

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected U.S. more »»

Israel's ultra-Orthodox mull bigger role for women

December 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A struggle for women's rights is brewing within Israel's deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater... more »»

Sony says online PlayStation disrupted

December 26, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Sony's online PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies. more »»

Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

December 26, 2014

KHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) — Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million... more »»

Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for release

December 26, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking the group to treat him well in captivity as a... more »»

Militants attack African Union base; 9 dead

December 26, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at... more »»

Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

December 25, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out. more »»

Saudi to dig into reserves for 2015 budget

December 25, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on Thursday endorsed a 2015 budget that projects a slight increase in spending and a significant drop in revenues due to sliding oil prices,... more »»

Father of pilot captured by IS pleads for release

December 25, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow... more »»

Militants attack AU Somalia base, at least 5 dead

December 25, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that left at least five... more »»

Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack

December 25, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite... more »»

Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

December 25, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. more »»

UK queen calls for harmony in Christmas message

December 25, 2014

SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II used her traditional Christmas broadcast Thursday to call for reconciliation throughout the United Kingdom and to praise medical workers fighting... more »»

Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

December 25, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others... more »»

Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

December 25, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases,... more »»

Swimmers brave cold for Berlin Christmas swim

December 25, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — For a group of hardy Berliners, Christmas Day is a time to sing seasonal songs, don festive wear — and take a plunge in a cold lake. more »»

Russia's Putin scraps New Year's holidays for ministers

December 25, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis. more »»

 
 

 

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