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Iraq launches operation to drive Islamic State from Anbar

May 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a major military operation to drive the Islamic State from the western Anbar province and retake the Sunni heartland where the extremist... more »»

APNewsBreak: UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. more »»

Iran begins closed-door trial of Washington Post reporter

May 26, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court on Tuesday held the first hearing in the closed trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10... more »»

Myanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya

May 26, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling... more »»

Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp

May 26, 2015

BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted... more »»

The Latest on IS: Fighting, strikes near Iraq's Ramadi

May 26, 2015

3:18 p.m. (1218 GMT)

Officials in Iraq's Anbar province say there is ongoing fighting and airstrikes west and south of the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi. more »»

Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police

May 26, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday. more »»

Fire at home for elderly in central China kills 38 people

May 26, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of facilities... more »»

Iraq launches operation to drive IS from Anbar

May 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial... more »»

Police: 13 officers missing following attack; 5 injured

May 26, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Thirteen Kenyan police are missing after suspected al-Shabab gunmen attacked their vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five other officers and burning five... more »»

Modi vows cleaner India, but no clear path to get there

May 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four months after becoming prime minister, Narendra Modi stunned Indians by picking up a crude straw broom and, holding it like a dance partner, gently sweeping at a small pile o... more »»

Egypt allows Gazans to return home through border crossing

May 26, 2015

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow stranded Palestinians to return home. more »»

Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter

May 26, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the... more »»

Report: Israeli leader offers talks over settlement blocs

May 26, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to renew peace talks with the Palestinian. more »»

For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart

May 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's wa. more »»

Afghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold

May 26, 2015

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an... more »»

UN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months

May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. more »»

Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban

May 26, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. more »»

Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January

May 26, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. more »»

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

May 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. more »»

 
 

 

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