Top Gadhafi aide to face trial in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A cousin and onetime top aid of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi will face trial in Egypt on charges of attempted murder. Prosecutor Hamdi Mansour ordered Sunday that Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam be tried for attempted…

Iran says election will not affect nuclear stance

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian nuclear negotiator is saying that Iran’s coming presidential election will not affect its stance in nuclear talks with world powers. The Sunday report by the official IRNA news agency quotes Abbas Araghchi…

Gay marriage opponents demonstrate in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to sunny Paris boulevards on Sunday to protest the expected passage this week of a bill legalizing gay marriage. One protestor called the bill “a threat to the social…

Italian protest party: people fed up with politics

ROME (AP) — A day after Italy’s president was re-elected to an unprecedented second term, the leader of an anti-establishment movement says citizens’ patience with traditional parties is wearing thin. Beppe Grillo, a comic who heads the Five…

Israeli official says drones could replace planes

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s air force is on track to developing drones that within four to five decades would carry out nearly every battlefield operation executed today by piloted aircraft, a high-ranking Israeli officer told The…

AP PHOTOS: From the finish line to capture

People crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon, and their friends and family watching on, had no way to know that they were about to be attacked. The jovial mood was quickly shattered as the two blasts…

Egypt justice minister submits resignation

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s justice minister submitted his resignation Sunday, a Cabinet spokesman said, in a move that signaled strong disapproval of the president’s handling of a prolonged showdown with the country’s judiciary. The letter of resignation surfaced…

Kerry pushes Turkey-Israel rapprochement

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Turkey to speed up and cement an American-brokered rapprochement with Israel, and he explored with Palestinian officials new ways to relaunch Mideast peace efforts. Kerry tried…

Yemen officials: US drone kills 2 militants

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni army officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed two suspected al-Qaida militants east of the capital, sparking a retaliatory attack on a military checkpoint. It’s the third suspected U.S. drone strike in…

China rushes relief after Sichuan quake kills 188

LUSHAN, China (AP) — After dynamiting through landslide-blocked roads, Chinese relief crews hurried food, water and other supplies into the rural hills of China’s Sichuan province Monday, two days after an earthquake killed at least 188 people and…

Egypt resumes hot air balloon sightseeing

CAIRO (AP) — A senior civil aviation official says Egypt has resumed hot air balloon sightseeing flights in the ancient city of Luxor in southern Egypt, weeks after a fiery accident. Authorities suspended flights after 19 tourists were…

Condition of Indian girl who was raped improves

NEW DELHI (AP) — The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was raped, tortured and then left alone in a locked room for two days has improved, a doctor said, as protests continued in India’s capital over the…

Iraqis see some irregularities in provincial vote

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi election monitors on Sunday reported multiple irregularities in the country’s first provincial vote since U.S. troops left, but were unclear as to whether results would be affected. In an initial report, two non-governmental organizations,…

Israel: Gaza militants fired from Sinai last week

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is accusing Gaza militants of carrying out a rocket attack from Egypt’s Sinai desert on a southern Israeli resort last week. Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that “the shooters were apparently a terror…

Nigeria censors documentary in growing crackdown

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The documentary on a massive strike that paralyzed life in Nigeria features newspaper headlines, television news footage and other information widely known about a government gasoline subsidy that saw billions of dollars stolen by…

Pentagon chief stresses Israel’s right to hit Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or Israeli…

Syrian opposition calls on Hezbollah to stay out

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Police have arrested eight Syrians on suspicion of inciting riots at a refugee camp near the Jordan-Syria border, a Jordanian security official said Sunday. About 100 Syrian refugees threw stones at police on Friday…

London race: Tributes to Boston, extra security

LONDON (AP) — The London Marathon started as planned on a glorious sunny morning Sunday despite concerns raised by the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon six days ago. Some 36,000 runners are expected to take part, with…

Blackstone founder creates $300M China scholarship

BEIJING (AP) — The founder of the U.S. private equity firm Blackstone announced Sunday the establishment of a $300 million scholarship program in China for postgraduates from around the world. The money being raised by Stephen A. Schwarzman…

Taliban attacks kill 9 people in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says Taliban insurgents have attacked a police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, killing six officers. The militants hit the post Sunday in the Dayak district of Ghazni province, said Col. Mohammad Hussain, Ghazni’s…