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Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town

May 5, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in... more »»

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town

May 4, 2016

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts... more »»

Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

May 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on... more »»

US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. more »»

Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

May 4, 2016

KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring... more »»

US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, the State Department sai... more »»

Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba

May 4, 2016

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba. more »»

The Latest: UN aid chief describes 'carnage' in Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:40 p.m.

The U.N. humanitarian chief has told an emergency meeting of the U.N. more »»

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

May 4, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten... more »»

Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister

May 4, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Long-denied tensions between Turkey's president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country's... more »»

The Latest: UN: Bombing of Aleppo among worst of Syrian war

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

The U.N. political chief has told an emergency meeting of the U.. more »»

The Latest: 16 Syrians detained in Albania

May 4, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

9:05 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Syrian army confirms 48-hour truce in Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

10:00 p.m.

Syria's military has confirmed a 48-hour cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo after U.S. more »»

The Latest: Germany welcomes cease-fire in Syria's Aleppo

May 4, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

Germany's foreign minister has welcomed the U.S. more »»

Kenya: Baby rescued from collapsed building out of danger

May 4, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A baby who survived for nearly four days under the debris of a collapsed building is out of danger, a Kenyan hospital official said Wednesday. more »»

Some 59,000 Syrians, a new high, stranded on Jordan border

May 4, 2016

HADALAT, Jordan (AP) — The number of Syrian refugees gathered in remote desert areas on the Jordanian border and waiting to enter the kingdom has risen to a new high of 59,000, the commander of... more »»

Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say

May 4, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Encouraging women to enter local politics, setting quotas in parliaments and pushing legislation on gender equality help narrow gender gaps in politics, participants at a... more »»

Egypt's journalists warn of strike if minister stays

May 4, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, threatening a possible strike by media workers if demands including the dismissa... more »»

Morocco arrests suspect linked to Islamic State group

May 4, 2016

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Interior Ministry says a person suspected of ties with the Islamic State group in Libya has been arrested. more »»

Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls

May 4, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year, 11 diplomats from western countries said... more »»

 
 
 

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