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  • Bomb kills 2 near police station in southern Egypt
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 1:12 pm
    An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others.
  • AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 12:48 pm
    As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.
  • 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 12:45 pm
    For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans.
  • Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 12:40 pm
    Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists.
  • Israeli military conducts 'surprise' drill in West Bank
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:48 am
    Israel's military has called up thousands of soldiers in a "surprise" training drill in the West Bank.
  • Elegant Vazquez replaces folksy Mujica as Uruguay president
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 11:04 am
    One leftist leader replaced another in Uruguay on Sunday, a change seemingly marked more by style than differences in policy as the elegant Tabare Vazquez took over from the famously casual Jose Mujica, who formally left office in rubber-soled brown shoes.
  • Russia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 10:57 am
    Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine's parliament has protested the detention.
  • Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 10:20 am
    The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said.
  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 10:08 am
    An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month.
  • Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 10:00 am
    Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.
  • Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 9:48 am
    Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others said Egypt is being unreasonable.
  • Italy resumes Navy exercise amid new tensions over Libya
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 9:48 am
    The Italian Navy is resuming exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, including near the coast of Libya, amid concerns about rapidly deteriorating security in the North African nation.
  • Rival Yemeni camps entrench as Iran flights arrive
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 9:48 am
    An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen's Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in signs that the rival camps seeking to rule the rapidly unravelling country are entrenching their positions.
  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 9:40 am
    Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
  • Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 9:32 am
    The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday.