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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile... more »»

 
 
 
Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity

January 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its... more »»

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

January 30, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as... more »»

South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

January 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the... more »»

Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest... more »»

Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

January 30, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic... more »»

Bomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead

January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. more »»

Ahead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders

January 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their... more »»

Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops

January 30, 2015

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday,... more »»

American shot and injured in Saudi Arabia

January 30, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia's eastern al-Ihsaa province. more »»

Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further wor... more »»

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further wor... more »»

Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials on Friday raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sina... more »»

EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

January 30, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. more »»

UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions

January 30, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica... more »»

Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop

January 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fadin... more »»

Police: Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV acted alone

January 30, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime has told detectives he was acting alone and... more »»

Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oil

January 30, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts a 1 trillion euro ($1.1 trillion) stimulus effort. more »»

Egyptian officials raise death toll of Sinai attacks to 32

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian health officials have raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive... more »»

Former Bulgarian president dies at 79

January 30, 2015

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Zhelyu Zhelev, a philosopher and communist-era dissident who became Bulgaria's first democratically elected president, died Friday, his family said. He was 79. more »»

Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan

January 30, 2015

KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a... more »»

 
 
 

 

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