LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Fighting between soldiers and Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria killed at least 187 people, the worst single incident of violence in the region since an insurgency there began three years ago, an aid agency
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican official spearheading the case to make slain Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador a saint said Tuesday the process is moving forward under Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, after years
RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bikinis and briefs are no longer welcome on some sands in the United Arab Emirates.
Authorities in Ras al-Khaimah, the northernmost emirate in the UAE, have posted signs on public beaches
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s prime minister summed up sentiment on both sides: “Don’t expect us to start loving each other.” Hashim Thaci spoke days after he reached a deal with his Serbian counterpart to normalize ties —
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — She uses a wheelchair and carries the weight of her 87 years, but Clelia Luro feels powerful enough to make the Roman Catholic Church pay attention to her campaign to end priestly celibacy.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — To know what it is like to make a mobile phone call in Nigeria, ask anyone to turn out their pockets or upend their purses. One, two, three and sometimes even four phones tumble
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is taking the first steps to switch its weekend to begin on Fridays to align its banking and business days with most other nations in the region.
Saudi media reports say
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A game reserve in Kenya plans to hold a memorial next month for Anna Merz, a conservationist who sought to protect the rhinoceros from systematic poaching that has severely depleted its numbers in Africa.
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities say a man opened fire in a southwestern town, killing at least six people before fleeing.
Officials at the city hall in Belgorod said Monday that the man opened fire outside a department store,
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan military officers are demanding the dismissal of the army chief of staff, pledging to go on strike if he is not replaced.
Hundreds of officers met late Sunday in the eastern Libyan city
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A defense lawyer in Kuwait says a former parliament member was granted bail and will remain free while fighting a five-year sentence for a speech considered insulting to the Gulf nation’s emir.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s top general said Monday that a fourth North Korean nuclear weapons test is a possibility that underscores the need for fresh talks between Pyongyang and other regional parties.
Chief of the General Staff Gen.
BRUSSELS (AP) — A senior American official says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host a meeting of top Afghan and Pakistani officials this week in Brussels to discuss reconciliation with the Taliban and other issues.
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — An aunt of the elder Boston bombing suspect says he struggled to find himself while trying to reconnect with his Chechen identity on a trip to Russia last year.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev “seemed to be
BERLIN (AP) — A German data protection agency fined Google Inc. 145,000 euros ($189,000) for illegally recording information from unsecured wireless networks — an amount it acknowledged is “totally inadequate” as a deterrent to the multinational giant.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Israel on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to preserving and improving the Jewish state’s military edge in the Middle East.
Hagel, on his first visit
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he will travel from Russia to the United States this week to seek “justice and the truth.”
Anzor Tsarnaev told The Associated Press that he
ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities are suspending and investigating a provincial prosecutor who ordered a man flogged 80 times for public drunkenness.
Spokesman Mahmoud el-Hefnawi of the prosecutor general’s office says the country’s top attorney ordered Hussein
BAGHDAD (AP) — Many of Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority held a day of civil disobedience on Monday to protest what they see as discrimination by the Shiite-led government.
Many schools, markets and government offices shut down in the
NEW DELHI (AP) — A child disappears. Police are called. Nothing happens.
Child rights activists say the rape last week of a 5-year-old girl is just the latest case in which Indian police failed to take urgent action