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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

August 17, 2014

HAEMI, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in... more »»

Report: UN nuclear watchdog chief arrives in Iran

August 17, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog organization has arrived in Iran for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, state TV reported Sunda. more »»

Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church... more »»

Pope urges 'fraternal' dialogue with China

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has made a new gesture of outreach to China, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations with Beijing and stressing the importance of honest dialogue. more »»

AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea

August 17, 2014

Pope Francis held an outdoor Mass on Saturday for huge crowds in Seoul as part of his five-day trip to South Korea. The Vatican estimated some 800,000 people turned out for the service. more »»

Pope baptizes father of SKorea ferry victim

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has once again made a gesture toward the families who lost loved ones in South Korea's ferry disaster, baptizing the father of a student victim. more »»

2 UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali; 7 wounded

August 16, 2014

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and seven wounded in a suicide attack in Mali. more »»

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children,... more »»

Jihadists closing in on Syrian rebel stronghold

August 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. more »»

Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politicia... more »»

Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

August 16, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine... more »»

Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

August 16, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were... more »»

Liberia opens 2nd Ebola center in capital

August 16, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, while two more airlines... more »»

'Massacre' in Iraq as strikes hit near key dam

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at... more »»

Egypt PM blames saboteurs for rising power cuts

August 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's premier on Saturday partially blamed the country's worsening energy shortage -- with rolling blackouts of up to six hours in some Cairo neighborhoods -- on saboteurs seeking... more »»

Cleric leads anti-government protest in Pakistan

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fiery anti-government cleric led a massive rally Saturday in Pakistan's capital, demanding the country's prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election in... more »»

Mayor: 34 killed in C. African Republic attacks

August 16, 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over the last week in a series of attacks on remote villages. more »»

Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after 'massacre'

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq's largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of... more »»

Pope holds up Korean martyrs as models for church

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to... more »»

Russian aid convoy waits near Ukraine

August 16, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to... more »»

 
 

 

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