TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen swooped in on trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns and surrounded Libya’s Justice Ministry on Tuesday, cutting off roads and forcing employees out of the building in the latest instance of powerful militiamen showing
A look at the world in photos for the week ending April 26, 2013
The vote came after months of debate and protest. It is the 14th country to legalize gay marriage.
A powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China’s southwestern Sichuan province Saturday, leaving at least 124 people dead and more than 2,600 injured.
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The Iron Lady who ruled for 11 remarkable years imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation — breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A dormant, decade-old Mideast peace plan has suddenly emerged as a possible key to breaking years of deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians.
A top Palestinian official said Sunday that the visiting U.S. Secretary of
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s prime minister says his bailed-out country must make deeper cuts in public services to compensate for a court ruling that prohibited some tax increases.
Pedro Passos Coelho said in a televised address to
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust has begun with a ceremony marking 70 years since the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
The uprising has come to symbolize Jewish resistance against
LONDON (AP) — There may be nearly four times as many people infected with the tropical disease dengue globally than was previously believed, according to a new study.
The World Health Organization has estimated there are about 50
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rights group says police in Hamas-ruled Gaza are arresting, beating and shaving the heads of young men who sport what they consider “indecent” hair styles.
Witnesses say those targeted wore their
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Madonna has left Malawi after visiting the projects she has helped support through her Raising Malawi charity.
The pop diva and her four children arrived in the southern African country Monday and left Saturday.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A trio of bombs exploded on Sunday in the northwest Iraqi city of Mosul, killing four security officers and wounding seven other people, officials said.
The violence began with a car bomb that killed two
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says the country’s top prosecutor has ordered a new investigation into corruption allegations against ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a move that will keep him detained during his upcoming retrial.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A 19-year-old Tunisian who bared her breasts and taunted Muslim hard-liners says that she fears for her life and wants to take refuge abroad.
The Ukraine-based group Femen, which stages pranks for women’s and
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. military officer tells The Associated Press that he’s cautious about the final stage of handing off security responsibility to Afghan forces and is optimistic about the chances it ultimately will prove
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian senior lawmaker says the recent nuclear talks between Iran and world powers were effective.
The Sunday report by the semi-official ISNA news agency quotes Alaeddin Boroujerdi as saying that the talks were
ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday railed against the “cowardly” terrorists responsible for the attack that killed five Americans in Afghanistan, including a “selfless, idealistic” young diplomat on a mission to donate books
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian activists say government airstrikes killed at least 20 people as the army presses ahead with its campaign to crush the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. military commander in South Korea has canceled a trip to Washington to testify before Congress because of tensions with North Korea.
In an email Sunday to The Associated Press, Army Col.