MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist,
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s leading opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said Tuesday he believes the Islamist president will eventually be forced to reach out to the opposition because his group is losing support and isn’t able to tackle the
PARIS (AP) — French troops in Mali have arrested a French citizen who converted to Islam, took on the jihadist cause and threatened his native country in a video last fall, the military spokesman said Tuesday.
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials say a meningitis outbreak has killed at least 40 people in the West African nation of Guinea.
Conde Lansine, a doctor in the eastern city of Siguiri, said Tuesday it is feared
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An official in a semiautonomous region of Somalia says the government has executed 13 prisoners, including a woman.
Abdifatah Haji Aden, Puntland’s military court chairman, said the prisoners were executed by firing squad on
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African National Congress responds to a barrage of criticism over broadcasting video of a visibly frail Nelson Mandela by saying it wanted to share the anti-apartheid icon with South Africans and the world.
BERLIN (AP) — Italy’s prime minister is urging the European Union to drop its insistence on austerity policies and promote initiatives fostering growth instead.
Prime Minister Enrico Letta said Tuesday in Germany “it is absolutely necessary” to foster
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Siberian city of Perm has convicted seven people in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 156, sentencing them to prison terms of four to nearly 10 years.
The December 2009
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe’s human rights court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a harsh blow to President Viktor Yanukovych who has insisted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is insisting that use of chemical weapons in Syria would also be a “red line” for Tehran, but suggests rebel forces should be investigated rather than the Islamic Republic’s allies in
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The heat in the rubble was sweltering. It closed in on his body like the darkness around him, making it hard to breathe. Working by the faint glow of a flashlight, he slithered through
LONDON (AP) — Archaeologists who unearthed the skeleton of England’s King Richard III under a municipal parking lot say they want to dig up a 600-year-old stone coffin found nearby.
University of Leicester scientists say they hope to
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says that there will be no further privatization of state-owned companies.
Egypt’s economy is hard hit by the more than two years of turmoil since the ouster of longtime president Hosni
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan killed three NATO service members and nine Afghans on Tuesday, officials said, clear evidence that the insurgents’ annual spring offensive is underway.
The service members died in southern Afghanistan,
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland, a nation of seafarers, has been stormed by pirates.
They won’t be forming the government, but online freedom advocates the Pirate Party were still big winners in the country’s election.
The party, just
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Police in Mali’s capital have dismantled a terrorist cell belonging to the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, or MUJAO, three officials confirmed on Tuesday.
The presence of the cell confirms fears
JERUSALEM (AP) — An ancient limestone tablet covered with a mysterious Hebrew text that features the archangel Gabriel is at the center of a new exhibit in Jerusalem, even as scholars continue to argue about what it means.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI is coming home.
The Vatican says the 86-year-old emeritus pontiff will move into his new retirement home in the Vatican gardens Thursday.
Benedict has been living at the papal residence
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Arab League’s decision to sweeten its decade-old proposal offering comprehensive peace with Israel has placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a bind and swiftly exposed fissures in his new government.
Netanyahu’s chief peace negotiator
GOMA, Congo (AP) — Rebels in eastern Congo said Tuesday they are getting ready to fight a new United Nations brigade that will be allowed for the first time to pursue armed groups.
The U.N. peacekeepers are set
DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The party of Cameroon’s entrenched ruler Paul Biya won 56 of the 70 contested seats in the nation’s first-ever senatorial election, the Supreme Court announced.
Supreme Court President Alexis Dipanda Mouelle said Monday that
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court has fined a grieving British widower who allegedly arrived drunk to sign police paperwork to release the body of his wife. She had died in a balcony fall on
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan has killed two people, including a local police commander credited with reducing the number of insurgent attacks in his area.
Abdul Nazar, a local council member,
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More women are initiating divorces in Uganda, a conservative East African country where women are becoming empowered to leave a bad marriage in a way their mothers could not, rights activists and legal experts
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says that more 45,000 refugees in its territory who fled Syria’s civil war have chosen to return since last August.
Col. Zaher Abu Shihab, who directs Jordan’s largest refugee camp at Zaatari near
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean state election officials are dramatically inflating the numbers of electors on new voters’ lists months ahead of crucial polls, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party alleged Tuesday.
It said lists in some voting districts