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Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

Jan 16 2018 - 11:43am || Comments

BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of national elections planned for May.

  • | Posted: Dec 23 2017 - 12:05am

    JERUSALEM — Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts amid continued fallout over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

  • | Posted: Dec 21 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals’ shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world’s most heavily armed border.

  • Posted: Dec 20 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 258 million people left their birth countries and now are living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report about international migration released Monday.

  • | Posted: Dec 17 2017 - 12:06am

    ST. CATHERINE’S, Egypt — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai.

  • | Posted: Dec 17 2017 - 12:06am

    BUCHAREST, Romania — European royalty joined tens of thousands of Romanians who wept and applauded as they said farewell to Romania’s last monarch, King Michael, who was buried next to his wife Saturday after a state funeral.

  • Posted: Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s most populous island of Java on Friday night (Indonesia time), collapsing buildings and killing at least 2 people.

  • Posted: Dec 15 2017 - 12:06am

    PARIS (AP) — A regional train hit a school bus at a crossing in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring 11 other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said.

  • | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

  • | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am

    BAGHDAD — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.

  • | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am

    LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country’s efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector.

  • | Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 12:06am

    SANAA, Yemen — Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition rocked Yemen’s capital Tuesday, striking Sanaa’s densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Shiite rebels who control the city.

  • | Posted: Dec 5 2017 - 12:06am

    SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni rebels on Monday killed their onetime ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s former president, as they gained the upper hand in days of fighting with his forces for control of the capital, Sanaa. The tumult threw the country’s three-year civil war into an unpredictable new chapter just as Yemen’s Saudi-backed government had hoped the Shiite rebels would be decisively weakened.

  • Posted: Dec 4 2017 - 12:06am

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, an official said Friday, easily delivering on Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk’s 100-day guarantee.

  • | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 12:06am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Pope Francis urged Bangladeshi priests and nuns to resist the “terrorism of gossip” that can tear religious communities apart, delivering one of his trademark, zinger-filled spontaneous speeches to the country’s Catholic leadership on Saturday at the close of an otherwise tense and diplomatically fraught Asian tour.

  • | Posted: Dec 3 2017 - 12:06am

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack.