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Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

March 2, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout... more »»

Iraq's Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul

March 2, 2015

The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was... more »»

Small SUVs, pricey sports cars to dominate Geneva auto show

March 2, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. more »»

UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

March 2, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,"... more »»

Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

March 2, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. more »»

UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

March 2, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. more »»

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

March 2, 2015

BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive:

On Feb. more »»

Estonia's ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election

March 2, 2015

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's... more »»

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

March 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more... more »»

AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked

March 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in... more »»

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow... more »»

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack

March 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the... more »»

In Russia, dwindling opposition mourns Putin foe Nemtsov

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow... more »»

Russia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. more »»

Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera

March 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. more »»

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

March 1, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a... more »»

Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali

March 1, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali. more »»

Rival Yemeni camps entrench as Iran flights arrive

March 1, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen's Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in... more »»

Italy resumes Navy exercise amid new tensions over Libya

March 1, 2015

ROME (AP) — The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North African nation. more »»

Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group

March 1, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. more »»

 
 
 

 

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