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With Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in comm... Full Story

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  • With Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards
    With Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.

  • Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis
    Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over nfluence in the region.

  • Investigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state
    Investigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A French police official says European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of the 27-year-old German co-pilot who deliberately smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

  • Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
    Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight

    LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.

  • Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash
    Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash

    SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain (AP) — From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.

  • AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime
    AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    HONG KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.

  • Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
    Iran nuclear talks at crunch time

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.

  • Syrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year.

  • Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
    Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with he Palestinians.

  • Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform
    Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — It was just 7 a.m. and Hoda was walking alone to a clinic in the Moroccan coastal city of Agadir. She skipped breakfast: the Senegalese doctor had told her that the abortion would be better done on an empty stomach.

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