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Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 30, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

Yemen factions gear up for key battle over central province

August 30, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring factions on Sunday braced for a key battle in a central province, where victory could allow pro-government forces to move rapidly north into the heartland of... more »»

Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after... more »»

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

August 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent. more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 30, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. more »»

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

August 30, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a... more »»

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

August 30, 2015

ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea. more »»

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

August 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense... more »»

Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

August 30, 2015

SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from... more »»

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

August 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on... more »»

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11

August 30, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more... more »»

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

August 30, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria. more »»

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

August 30, 2015

JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in South Sudan's volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, accordin... more »»

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

August 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years... more »»

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

August 30, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. more »»

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams

August 30, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border... more »»

US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case

August 30, 2015

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra... more »»

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

August 30, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. more »»

Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating

August 30, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Sunday the man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly bombing was being uncooperative, possibly not telling the truth to interrogators and would remain in... more »»

 
 
 

 

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