Yemen’s leader warns of al-Qaida expansion

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The president of Yemen is warning that the al-Qaida branch in the country is expanding and is using assassinations and abductions of foreigners as a way to challenge the central authority. President Abed Rabbo…

Slovenia announces anti-bailout measures

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s government announced Thursday an austerity plan designed to raise 540 million euros ($707 million) in new taxes as part of an effort to balance the budget and avoid seeking an international bailout. The…

Venezuelan politics get personal, divide families

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A portrait of Hugo Chavez stared down from a black metal frame as Jose Pastano sipped coffee after dinner with his sons in the slum house he shares with 17 relatives on the western…

NKorea: Detained American smuggled in propaganda

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says a Korean-American man sentenced last week to 15 years’ hard labor smuggled in unspecified inflammatory literature and tried to establish a base for anti-Pyongyang activities at a hotel in the…

Group: 10,000 dissidents detained in Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s government has jailed about 10,000 dissidents without charge or trial over the years, a rights group said in report Thursday, describing the Horn of Africa nation as one of the world’s most…

Group: 10,000 dissidents detained in Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s government has jailed about 10,000 dissidents without charge or trial over the years, a rights group said in report Thursday, describing the Horn of Africa nation as one of the world’s most…

Group: 10,000 dissidents detained in Eritrea

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea’s government has jailed about 10,000 dissidents without charge or trial over the years, a rights group said in report Thursday, describing the Horn of Africa nation as one of the world’s most…

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s collection…

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s collection…

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s collection…

Proposed UN resolution backs transition in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An Arab-backed resolution calling for a political transition in Syria and strongly condemning the regime’s escalating use of heavy weapons and “gross violations” of human rights has been circulated to the 193-member U.N. General…

Pakistan: 5 plunge to death from burning building

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police say five people have plunged to their deaths trying to escape a burning government building in eastern Pakistan. Police officer Maruf Wahla says the death toll could rise, since firefighters have not been…

Death toll in Nigeria police attack rises to 30

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in an attack on police in central Nigeria by an ethnic militia has risen to at least 30 killed, as the nation’s president rushed home from an overseas trip. The state-run…

UK budget airline to test ash cloud detector

LONDON (AP) — Budget airline easyJet PLC says it has acquired a ton of ash from Icelandic volcanoes for use in an experiment to test ash detection technology. The U.K.-based carrier says the experiment aims to minimize the…