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Islamic extremists have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, although her husband remains in captivity despite pleas from the family and efforts by officials to secure his release.   Jocelyn Elliott and her...
Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a...
Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza pyramids to undercover journalists.   The Interior Ministry announced the arrests Saturday, after journalists from dotmsr...
The death toll has climbed to 11 in an earthquake that struck southern Taiwan. Taiwan's Emergency Management Information center says that nine of the victims were found at a residential high-rise building that collapsed in the quake Saturday,...
LONDON (AP) — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria's civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said "will save lives, will give hope, will...
CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a "slow death" on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an...
An Iranian opposition website is reporting authorities have detained a former BBC Persian service reporter.   A late Wednesday report by Kaleme.com says judiciary officers detained Bahman Daroshafaei on Wednesday morning in his residence did...
Three Palestinians carrying automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives shot and stabbed two Israeli security officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, critically wounding one of them before police shot and killed the attackers, police said.   It...
President Barack Obama's first visit to a US mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds.   Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday. Its campus...
A French police official says five people were arrested outside the city of Lyon with plans to stage attacks on nightspots and leave for Syria.   The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said four...