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Report: Saudi men detained for dancing at birthday party

February 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. more »»

Maldives arrests ex-president for his move to arrest judge

February 22, 2015

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Authorities in the Maldives arrested former President and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday, ordering him to stand trial for his 2012 decision to arrest a... more »»

Ferry sinks in central Bangladesh, killing at least 48

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people, officials said. more »»

Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks; at least 31 dead

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 31 people, officials said. more »»

Hadi, once-quiet leader of Yemen, strikes newly defiant pose

February 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Virtually powerless for months, Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi looked ready to leave the country after fleeing Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September... more »»

Egypt prosecutor refers 215 to trial for forming armed group

February 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor has referred 215 alleged Islamists to trial in a criminal court on charges of forming armed groups responsible for killing half a dozen security personnel and... more »»

Pope gets away from Vatican to work on correcting 'defects'

February 22, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is getting away from the Vatican for a few days and taking his advisers along, to work, as he put it, on fixing the " many defects we all hav. more »»

Deaths in Saudi Arabia from MERS virus climb to 385

February 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says two more people have died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, pushing the total number of deaths from the... more »»

Ukraine: blast hits march in Kharkiv, killing 2, injuring 8

February 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people were killed and about eight others injured in a bomb explosion at a march Sunday in Ukraine's second-largest city that was commemorating the first anniversary of... more »»

Saudi effort to promote open society abroad in tatters

February 22, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Austria was enthusiastic when Saudi Arabia said it was ready to bankroll a center for religious and cultural understanding in Vienna — but two years after its launch, the desert... more »»

Syrian state media calls Turkish raid a 'blatant aggression'

February 22, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the Turkish raid overnight into Syria to evacuate troops guarding an Ottoman tomb is a "blatant aggression. more »»

Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks; at least 15 dead

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying about 100 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 15 people, officials said. more »»

Report: Swedish journalist released from captivity in Syria

February 22, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish tabloid Expressen says Swedish journalist Joakim Medin has been released from a weeklong captivity in Syria. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Running police keep the peace at Tokyo Marathon

February 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The running police made sure the Tokyo Marathon went off without a hitch. more »»

Head of UN climate panel skips meeting amid harassment case

February 22, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian leader of the U.N. more »»

Andean culture frustrates organ transplants in Bolivia

February 22, 2015

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — For seven years, Maria Ramos battled bouts of depression as she underwent thrice-weekly dialysis treatments to keep her alive, her ambition of becoming a schoolteacher a... more »»

1,000 join Muslim 'ring of peace' outside Oslo synagogue

February 22, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — More than 1,000 people formed a "ring of peace" Saturday outside Oslo's main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims. more »»

First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

February 22, 2015

ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a... more »»

Finance minister: Greece to submit reforms list by Sunday

February 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will submit a list of reforms to be agreed with its creditors Sunday, the country's finance minister said Saturday. more »»

Yemen leader says still president after fleeing capital

February 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country's south on Saturday said all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital, Sanaa, las... more »»

 
 
 

 

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