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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan said Wednesday it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman held on death row in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. more »»

Jordan ready to swap prisoner for pilot held by IslamicState

January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's information minister says his government is ready to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic... more »»

Hostage Mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji

January 28, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State group extremists appealed publicly to Japan's leader to save her son Wednesday after his captors purportedly issued what they... more »»

Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

January 28, 2015

BETIN, West Bank (AP) — The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison... more »»

Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals

January 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Turki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the... more »»

Group: Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes

January 28, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the... more »»

Egyptian police criticized over death of female protester

January 28, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also... more »»

TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

January 28, 2015

SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel... more »»

Mexico: Missing students' parents reject official account

January 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 college students missing since last year angrily rejected the Mexican attorney general's declaration that investigators are certain the youths were killed and... more »»

Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an... more »»

Mexico: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay put

January 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico's top prosecutor said Tuesday. more »»

Japan's Abe calls latest hostage deadline 'despicable'

January 28, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release... more »»

Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an... more »»

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

January 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Japanese officials were tightlipped Wednesday as secret talks in Jordan sought to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State... more »»

Mexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are dead

January 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the... more »»

Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom

January 27, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects... more »»

UN: 3 killed, 13 hurt in northern Mali protest

January 27, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers said they fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to disperse a protest that had degenerated into violence outside one of their bases in northern Mali. more »»

Leader of Yemen's rebels urges 'peaceful transfer of power'

January 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of Shiite rebels who control the Yemeni capital called for a "peaceful transfer of power" on Tuesday, after his forces released a presidential aide whose abduction... more »»

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

January 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Secret talks were underway Tuesday in Jordan in the presence of a Japanese envoy to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State... more »»

Egypt's police criticized over death of female protester

January 27, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also... more »»

 
 
 

 

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