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The Latest: UNICEF seeks $9 million to fight Zika

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

2:20 p.m. more »»

French schools cite extremism as reason to lift smoking ban

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — French high schools say students should be allowed to smoke on school grounds so that they don't become targets for extremists when they gather for cigarette breaks on the street... more »»

Airstrikes destroy IS radio station in Afghanistan

February 2, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. more »»

Iraq awards contract for repairing major dam

February 2, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say an Italian company has been awarded a contract to overhaul and maintain the Mosul dam in the country's north, days after the top U.S. more »»

The Latest: Opposition has 'no optimism' for peace talks

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The latest on U.N hosted peace negotiations in Geneva aimed at ending Syria's devastating five-year conflict (all times local):

12. more »»

Nigerian separatists hijack ship, demand release of leader

February 2, 2016

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian separatists have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened to blow it up with its foreign crew if authorities do not release a detained leader agitating for a... more »»

Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur launches effort for Zika vaccine

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur announced Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a globa... more »»

Iran signs deal to buy 20 more airplanes

February 2, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's national air carrier has signed an agreement to buy 20 new passenger airplanes with an option for 20 more from French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR one week after... more »»

UN aid appeal for war-torn Libya only 1 per cent funded

February 2, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Syrian refugee teachers help fill the education gap

February 2, 2016

QAB ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — In the refugee camp in eastern Lebanon where Fatima Khaled lives with her two daughters, only three children found a spot in the local schoo. more »»

Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians

February 2, 2016

ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options. more »»

Airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan destroy IS radio station

February 2, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes on a remote region of Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station operated by the Islamic State group, American and Afghan officials said on Tuesday. more »»

Afghan Taliban open new front in war with attacks on media

February 2, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest media company last month has shocked local journalists, who fear they are now in th... more »»

Song by Haiti's outgoing leader jeers at female journalist

February 2, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his main target, an award-winning female... more »»

Deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging

February 2, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest has been largely protected from logging in a landmark agreement between aboriginals, forest companies, environmental... more »»

The Latest: Honduras declares emergency to fight Zika virus

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding the Zika virus (all times local):

4:45 a.m. more »»

The Latest: IOC chief confident about Rio Games despite Zika

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding the Zika virus (all times local):

4:15 a.m. more »»

UN envoy declares 'official beginning' to Syria peace talks

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks gained a small measure of momentum Monday with the U.N. more »»

Venezuela's UN envoy: Not concerned about US investigations

February 2, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations dismissed the possibility of cooperating with U.S. more »»

The Latest: Brazilian gov't welcomes WHO's Zika declaration

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding the Zika virus (all times local):

1:30 a.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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