Rwandan orphans find hope in village
2012-05-24 06:32:34 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — From a teenager who was a month old when her parents were killed in Rwanda's genocide to a young man inspired to become a doctor, hundreds of orphans have found hope for the future in a special village outside the Rwandan capital.
Iran nuclear talks snag over dueling demands
2012-05-24 01:35:07 UTC
BAGHDAD (AP) — Talks between Iran and six world powers snagged Wednesday over dueling proposals concerning Tehran's nuclear program, a tug-of-war that pits international concerns about the Islamic Republic's potential to build atomic weapons again...
Officials: Injured Mali president heads to France
2012-05-23 20:03:18 UTC
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's interim president, who was beaten by a mob of demonstrators who broke into his office this week, has left the country to seek medical treatment in France, an adviser and two French government officials said Wednesday.
Syria says sanctions have cost country $4 billion
2012-05-23 17:48:52 UTC
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's oil minister blamed international sanctions Wednesday for shortages of cooking gas and other basic goods, saying the measures have bled $4 billion from the nation's ailing economy.
President Bashar Assad's regime ...
SAfrica: Zuma seeks ban on artwork; vandals hit
2012-05-22 17:45:39 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma and his African National Congress sought a court order Tuesday to have a painting depicting the president's genitals removed from an art gallery but two men took matters into their own hands b...
NKorea vows to push ahead with nuclear program
2012-05-22 17:39:58 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday vowed to push ahead with its nuclear program because of what it called U.S. hostility, as an outside analysis of satellite images suggested it has ramped up work at its nuclear test site over the pa...
UN nuclear chief : Deal with Iran reached on probe
2012-05-22 17:33:58 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — Despite some remaining differences, a deal has been reached with Iran that will allow the U.N. nuclear agency to restart a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear arms, the U.N. nuclea...
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for Yemen's bombing
2012-05-21 19:15:59 UTC
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in the capital at a military parade rehearsal which killed nearly 100 soldiers and injured at least 200.
The militant group said in an emailed sta...
UN nuclear chief in Iran on key mission
2012-05-21 19:07:52 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the U.N nuclear watchdog, in Tehran on a key mission that could lead to the resumption of probes on whether Iran has secretly worked on a nuclear weapon, said Monday that he met with Iranian leaders amid a "good atm...
Israeli premier says Iran wants to destroy Israel
2012-05-21 19:01:41 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran is seeking atomic weapons to destroy Israel and world powers should not make any concessions over its nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.
Netanyahu made the remarks as the head of the U....
Violence in Syria spills over into Lebanon
2012-05-21 18:47:39 UTC
BIREH, Lebanon (AP) — Syria's war barreled over the border with an angry, raucous funeral Monday for an anti-Syrian cleric whose killing set off a night of deadly street battles in Beirut and raised fears that Lebanon is getting drawn into the cha...
Gunbattle in Beirut amid fears of Syria spillover
2012-05-20 22:49:20 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — A gunbattle has erupted in Beirut as fears mounted that the conflict in neighboring Syria is bleeding across the border.
Lebanon's National News Agency says six people were wounded in the clashes that erupted late Sunday and conti...
Car bomb explodes near security agencies in Syria
2012-05-19 08:19:54 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — A strong explosion shook Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour Saturday, apparently targeting a security agency in the latest of a wave of blasts to hit the country in recent months, state media and opposition activists reported.
Diplomats: Nuclear agency chief to visit Tehran
2012-05-18 18:12:39 UTC
VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats tell The Associated Press that the head of the U.N. nuclear agency will fly to Tehran next week to seal an agreement that would allow his organization to resume a probe of suspicions that Iran may have worked on developing ...
UK surveillance program could expose private lives
2012-05-18 18:58:34 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British officials have given their word: "We won't read your emails."
But experts say the government's proposed new surveillance program will gather so much data that spooks won't have to read your messages to guess what you're up...
Largest protests yet in Syrian city of Aleppo
2012-05-18 17:42:12 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands rallying Friday in Aleppo in what activists said was the largest protest yet in a city that has largely remained loyal to President Bashar Assad during t...
Obama and Hollande tackle eurozone crisis
2012-05-18 17:26:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the G-8 economic summit will target both management of the European debt crisis and a "strong growth agenda."
Obama spoke in the Oval Office following his first meeting with new French President Fra...
US envoy to Israel: US ready to strike Iran
2012-05-17 19:59:03 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. has plans in place to attack Iran if necessary to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons, Washington's envoy to Israel said, days ahead of a crucial round of nuclear talks with Tehran.
Dan Shapiro's message resonat...
Syrian opposition head offers to resign
2012-05-17 19:04:39 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main opposition council is crumbling under the weight of infighting and divisions over issues that cut to the heart of the revolution, including accusations that the movement is becoming as autocratic as the regime it wants t...
Greece gets caretaker PM until next vote in June
2012-05-16 23:16:57 UTC
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior judge was sworn in Wednesday to head Greece's caretaker government for a month as the debt-crippled country lurches through a political crisis that threatens its membership in the 17-nation eurozone.
Syrian leader says terrorists are behind unrest
2012-05-16 23:03:15 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — In his first interview since December, Syrian President Bashar Assad insisted Tuesday his regime is fighting back against foreign mercenaries who want to overthrow him, not innocent Syrians aspiring for democracy in a yearlong uprisi...
Mexican novelist, essayist Carlos Fuentes dies
2012-05-16 03:53:51 UTC
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Author Carlos Fuentes, who played a dominant role in Latin America's novel-writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the Mexican revolution, died Tuesday in a Mexico City hospital. He was 83.
Fuentes died at the Angel...
Iran hangs alleged Israeli agent in shadow war
2012-05-15 18:41:11 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At the gallows, the condemned prisoner Tuesday repeated the allegations Iran lodged against him: That he was trained by Israel's spy agency to carry out one of the first attack on Iranian scientists in a suspected shadow war ag...
Strauss-Kahn countersues NYC hotel maid for $1M
2012-05-15 17:42:01 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn is suing the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexually assaulting her, saying she seriously damaged his reputation with what he calls a bogus allegation.
The former International Monetary Fund leader a...
Syrian activists say regime fires on funeral
2012-05-15 16:44:52 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say regime forces fired on a funeral procession in the presence of U.N. observers, causing many casualties.
The activists said the observers were not among the wounded Tuesday, but their vehicles were damaged.