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In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger

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CAIRO (AP) — When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share pow... Full Story

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  • In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger
    In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger

    CAIRO (AP) — When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearingshorts.

  • Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate
    Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate

    BIDUR, Nepal (AP) — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage.

  • Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
    Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.

  • Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition.

  • Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
    Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.

  • A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
    A name for Britain's new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    LONDON (AP) — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life
    Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    LONDON (AP) — William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale.

  • AP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants' lives
    AP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants' lives

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's inability to ensure decent housing for its bulging migrant labor population was "a mistake" the government is working to fix as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the country's top labor official said Monday, vowing his country would improve conditions for its vast freign labor force.

  • Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party
    Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party

    PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.

  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal
    Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade.

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