Syrian activists report wave of violence in Hama
2012-06-06 23:11:15 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists reported a surge of bloodshed in the central Hama province late Wednesday, with at least 23 people killed — and possibly many more.
The reported mass killings are likely to ignite more anger nearly two weeks after...
Clinton to China, Russia: Syria needs change
2012-06-05 17:51:12 UTC
BATUMI, Georgia (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is inviting China and Russia to "be part of the solution in Syria" but says that must include a political transition from the Assad regime.
Clinton says the transition "has to be ...
UN: Syria permits aid workers to enter 4 provinces
2012-06-05 16:57:08 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — President Bashar Assad's government has agreed to ease humanitarian access to four of the hardest-hit provinces in Syria, officials said Tuesday, even as the regime plunged into further international isolation by labeling a string of...
NKorea threatens specific attacks on SKorean media
2012-06-05 03:02:43 UTC
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's military warned Monday that troops have aimed artillery at the specific coordinates of South Korean media groups as Pyongyang threatened a "merciless sacred war" over perceived insults.
The North Kore...
Grim search for dead after Nigerian plane crash
2012-06-05 02:56:46 UTC
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emergency crews wearing masks to protect them from the acrid smoke and the stench of the dead searched for bodies in a smoldering, shattered neighborhood near the Lagos airport Monday after the crash of an airliner killed all...
Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at protesters
2012-06-05 02:22:07 UTC
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of the Zimbabwe prime minister's party outside a courthouse on Monday, witnesses said.
About 200 demonstrators gathered outside the High Court in downtown Harare to protest charges...
Iran rallies to aid of Iraq's embattled leader
2012-06-05 01:18:17 UTC
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has played many political roles in Baghdad since the fall of Saddam Hussein: spoiler to American-crafted administrations, haven for Iraqi political outcasts and big brother to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led governm...
Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search
2012-06-04 22:53:42 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to "log in."
The agent, suspecting Tamari...
Syria's Assad says he's surgeon saving patient
2012-06-03 16:15:50 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad defended his government's crackdown on opponents Sunday, saying a doctor performing messy emergency surgery does not have blood on his hands if he is trying to save a patient.
In his first speech sinc...
Egypt prosecutor to appeal Mubarak trial verdicts
2012-06-03 15:03:35 UTC
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor is appealing the verdicts in the trial of Egypt's ousted president and others, acquitting Hosni Mubarak and his two sons on corruption charges and clearing senior police officers of complicity in killing protest...
10 killed in cargo plane crash in Ghana's capital
2012-06-03 05:43:15 UTC
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana's capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle, emergency re...
Suu Kyi returns home after 1st trip in 24 years
2012-06-03 06:17:46 UTC
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi completed her first trip out of Myanmar in 24 years on Sunday, a tour that highlighted her new freedom to explore the world — and to return home.
Suu Kyi smiled broadly as she walked throug...
Queen spends day at races as jubilee events begin
2012-06-03 05:24:10 UTC
LONDON (AP) — It was a royal day at the races, as Queen Elizabeth II watched a horse with the courtly name of Camelot win the Epsom Derby on Saturday — the kickoff to a four-day celebration of the British monarch's 60 years on the throne.
Pro- and anti-Syrian groups clash in north Lebanon
2012-06-02 18:35:50 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Gunbattles between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in northern Lebanon killed at least seven people and wounded 22 on Saturday, security officials said, as activists reported fresh shelling in a region in central Syria where a massacre l...
Satellite photos said to show Iran nuke clean up
2012-06-01 20:31:10 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — New commercial satellite images suggest that Iran has demolished two buildings at a military site where it is suspected of trying to erase evidence of a nuclear arms program, a U.S. nonproliferation think tank said Thursday.
US is heaping new pressure on Russia over Syria
2012-06-01 20:21:07 UTC
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The U.S. is heaping new pressure on Russia to change course and support international action in Syria, warning that intransigence by Moscow may lead to open civil war that could spill across the Middle East with devastat...
AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40
2012-06-01 07:11:54 UTC
TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) — In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
She will always be naked after blobs of sticky napalm melted thro...
Suu Kyi calls for 'healthy skepticism' on Myanmar
2012-06-01 06:56:27 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's opposition leader and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi urged the international community Friday to exercise "healthy skepticism" toward her country's reforms as it sheds a half-century of military rule.
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Now you see it: Temporary terminal for Olympics
2012-05-31 20:52:27 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The project will cost 20 million pounds ($31 million), process 37,000 bags and deal with 10,000 or so athletes. But don't blink, because you might miss Heathrow's Games Terminal: After three days, it will disappear.
So why would H...
Egypt's 31-year emergency law ends
2012-05-31 20:47:33 UTC
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's notorious emergency law expired Thursday, ending 31 years of broad powers to detain and arrest for a police force accused of severely abusing its far-reaching authority.
Since former President Anwar Sadat's 1981 assassinati...
Made in Israel? Not a simple question
2012-05-31 20:42:50 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — For decades, Israel has marketed an array of cosmetics and food products manufactured in the occupied West Bank as "Made in Israel," blurring their true origins in Jewish settlements opposed by virtually the entire international c...
Police think Canada body parts suspect is overseas
2012-05-31 20:35:00 UTC
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian porn actor suspected of mailing body parts to the headquarters of two major political parties after making a video of the killing might have fled North America, police said Thursday.
Montreal Police Cmdr. Ian L...
UK minister faces questions over ties to Murdoch
2012-05-31 20:24:05 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal faces new criticism after a minister assigned to make an impartial decision on a takeover deal by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said his cozy ties to th...
Suu Kyi presses for migrants' rights in Thailand
2012-05-31 20:17:52 UTC
MAHACHAI, Thailand (AP) — Long a fighter against oppression inside Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has used her first foreign trip in 24 years to fight for her countrymen suffering abroad — millions of economic migrants unable to work at home but vulner...
Bedouins free 2 US tourists abducted in Egypt
2012-05-31 20:08:13 UTC
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Two American tourists abducted by Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were released unharmed Thursday following negotiations between local tribesmen and the kidnappers, a security official said.
Security officials said th...