Officials in Iraq are growing increasingly concerned over an unabated spike in violence that claimed at least another 33 lives on Thursday and is reviving fears of a return to widespread sectarian fighting.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haiti humanitarian group for Hollywood star Sean Penn says it will sponsor five Haitian runners in the New York City Marathon in November.
Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization said Friday it will back
BERLIN (AP) — Justin Bieber’s former pet, Mally the Monkey, is getting ready to meet new playmates at his new home in Germany.
The 23-week-old animal was presented to photographers at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, in northern
CAIRO (AP) — A bus carrying Mexican tourists overturned Friday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula before bursting into flame, killing at least six, according to the state news agency MENA.
Head of emergency services for South Sinai governorate Khaled
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s highest court on Friday ordered President Robert Mugabe to hold elections by the end of July, chiding the longtime leader for what it said was a “violation of his duties” in not proclaiming
LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — When a huge mob of Buddhist thugs crawled on the roof of Ma Sandar Soe’s shop, doused it with gasoline and set it ablaze, the Buddhist businesswoman didn’t blame them for burning it to
JERUSALEM (AP) — A popular Israeli amusement park has come under criticism for the appearance of discrimination and denied on Friday that it had segregated between Jews and Arabs, insisting it remains open to all.
The Superland park
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says King Abdullah has left for a vacation in Morocco, challenging recent claims that the 90-year-old monarch was seriously ill.
The official Saudi Press Agency said on Friday that Abdullah left
LONDON (AP) — Police say the second of two suspects in the vicious slaying of an off-duty British soldier has been discharged from a hospital and taken to a London police station.
Police said Friday the 28-year-old man
BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese parliament postponed upcoming elections on Friday, extending its term 17 months because of deteriorating security conditions related to Syria’s civil war.
The decision, which had been expected, marks the first time that parliament
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Friday denied any role in this week’s attack on an International Committee of the Red Cross compound in eastern Afghanistan, saying they had previously cooperated with the aid agency and did
BARSKOON, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Hundreds of stone-throwing protesters have besieged a Canadian gold mine office in Kyrgyzstan, clashing with riot police and prompting the Central Asian nation to declare a state of emergency.
Over 50 people were wounded
An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations.
PARIS (AP) — Intelligence agencies that have succeeded in thwarting many of al-Qaida’s plans for spectacular attacks are struggling to combat the terror network’s strategy of encouraging followers to keep to themselves, use off-the-shelf weapons and strike when
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union is urging its 27 member states to test certain wheat shipments from the United States after unauthorized genetically modified grains were found on a U.S. farm, officials said Friday.
The move came