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Arab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

March 29, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention... more »»

 
 
 
Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

March 29, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a... more »»

French conservatives win key local voting, gov't left loses

March 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up... more »»

Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family

March 29, 2015

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the... more »»

3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola

March 29, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors... more »»

Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama

March 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. more »»

Air Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing

March 29, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people... more »»

Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

March 29, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic... more »»

UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

March 29, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRW... more »»

Thousands protest voting problems in Nigerian oil capital

March 29, 2015

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians have taken to the streets in the country's oil producing-center, Port Harcourt, to protest alleged killings of opposition campaign workers and... more »»

France's far right breakthrough expected in local elections

March 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate Sunday's final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another... more »»

Boko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote

March 29, 2015

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting Sunday in... more »»

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

March 29, 2015

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people... more »»

Syrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals

March 29, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians fled Idlib Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate captured the northwestern town, activists said. more »»

Israel premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal

March 29, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran. more »»

Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

March 29, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister,... more »»

Guinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight

March 29, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors... more »»

Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

March 29, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of... more »»

Q&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force

March 29, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. more »»

Pope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass

March 29, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash. more »»

Waving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015

Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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