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Afghan Taliban: 'family' of Mullah Omar confirm his death

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness. more »»

Putin praises Iran deal in call with Netanyahu

July 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised a deal between Iran and world powers in a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

July 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In a bid to consolidate his political support and clinch a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a vote within his party... more »»

The Latest: French helicopter joins search over Reunion

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments on the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly a year and a half ago (all times local):

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Nigeria, Cameroon pledge coordinated Boko Haram fight

July 30, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria's president is promising deeper collaboration with its neighbors in the fight against Islamic extremism after a two-day visit to Cameroon. more »»

Wildlife activists concerned over Uganda-Congo border oil

July 30, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Activists on Thursday urged Uganda's government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda's border with Congo, saying the move puts pressure... more »»

Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

July 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing... more »»

Taliban confirm leader's death, choose Mullah Omar successor

July 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two high-ranking Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and say the group's council has elected a successor. more »»

Preliminary hearing underway for Ukrainian pilot in Russia

July 30, 2015

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — A preliminary hearing in the trial of a Ukrainian officer charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists started in Russia's south on Thursday but was adjourned shortly... more »»

Egypt court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera reporters' retrial

July 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court on Thursday postponed the final verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters for next week, in a blow to the defendants and human rights activists who... more »»

Islamabad postpones Kabul-Taliban peace talks in Pakistan

July 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says the second round of peace talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban, which was due Friday, has been postponed after a statement from the Afghan insurgents... more »»

Greek PM seeks to quash rebellion with party vote

July 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has called for a vote within his radical-left Syriza party to decisively sideline rebels opposed to any bailout deal with the country's creditors. more »»

Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France

July 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and ... more »»

Afghan official: Drone strike kills 20 members of IS group

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State grou. more »»

Somalia president: No elections in 2016

July 30, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. more »»

Afghan Taliban indicate pullout of peace talks in Pakistan

July 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban, who have been fighting to topple the Kabul government for almost 14 years, said on Thursday they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks due th... more »»

Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

July 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. more »»

Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370

July 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the... more »»

India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

July 30, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people — the country's worst terrorist attack — was hanged... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes

July 30, 2015

MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their... more »»

 
 
 

 

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