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Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say

May 21, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said,... more »»

Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums' rejection

May 21, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan's aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure... more »»

Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain

May 21, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to give temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea appears to have defused a potential Southeast Asian humanitarian... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar will attend crisis meeting

May 21, 2015

4:00 p.m. (0930 GMT)

The Myanmar government says it will attend a regional meeting on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis next week. more »»

Rising inequality holding back economic growth, report warns

May 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The widening gap between haves and have-nots in much of the developed world not only raises concerns about the fraying social fabric — it's also dramatically holding back economic... more »»

Ukraine lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

May 21, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close... more »»

Spanish political renegade poses threat to dominant parties

May 21, 2015

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Nearly a decade ago, Albert Rivera caused a stir in Spanish local politics by posing nude in campaign poster. more »»

EU careful not to tread on Moscow's toes at Eastern summit

May 21, 2015

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday will seek new ways to bolster ties with six post-communist nations in Eastern Europe, a year and a half after a previous summit of the... more »»

The Latest on Rohingya: US diplomat meets Myanmar leader

May 21, 2015

2:35 p.m. (0830 GMT)

A senior U.S. diplomat has met with Myanmar's president to discuss the urgency of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

The U.S. more »»

Syrian activists: Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins

May 21, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising... more »»

Malaysia orders sea search and rescue for migrants

May 21, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy and the coast guard to comb the sea to look for stranded migrants, the first country to announce it... more »»

As crisis over migrants grows, Malaysia and Myanmar to talk

May 21, 2015

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The foreign minister of Malaysia will visit Myanmar on Thursday to discuss Southeast Asia's migrant crisis, a day after Indonesia and Malaysia offered to temporarily... more »»

South Sudan: Casualties as UN compound is bombed

May 21, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed on Tuesday when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. more »»

Facing child support, Minneapolis man joins the jihad

May 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet. more »»

From middle-class Australian to Islamic State bride

May 21, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Quietly — almost secretly — Zehra Duman morphed from private school student to Islamic State bride and online recruiter for the movement. more »»

For one Dutchman, life morphed from discos to jihad

May 21, 2015

LEIDEN, Netherlands (AP) — The father says he did not raise his son as a Muslim — and he regrets his decision now. more »»

Lonely man finds a home in Islam, and then in Islamic State

May 21, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. more »»

A Georgian region is fertile ground for Islamic State

May 21, 2015

BIRKIANI, Georgia (AP) — In the summer of 2012, a former Georgian Army corporal who had served prison time for illegal possession of ammunition burned his photo albums and quit his native village. more »»

Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State

May 21, 2015

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Journalists and activists in Morocco during the heady days of the Arab Spring knew Anas Haloui, a slight, serious, wispy-bearded man in his 30s who would bombard them with... more »»

 
 
 

 

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