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Ukraine, rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

January 20, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A view of the damaged Hospital Nº 3, after it was hit by Ukrainian Army artillery in Kalininsky district, in Donetsk, Ukraine. Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The separatist stronghold, Donetsk, was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire on Sunday as a bitter battle raged for control over the city’s airport. Streets in the [&hellip...

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Irish Cabinet minister announces he’s gay

January 19, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, shows health minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin, Ireland. Senior Cabinet minister in Ireland, Leo Varadkar, has announced he is homosexual, becoming the first openly gay government figure in the history of the...

Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east

January 19, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A Ukrainian woman embraces her dog in a shelter during the heaviest exchange of artillery fire in the last few days, at Voroshilovsky area, center of Donetsk, Ukraine. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. The separatist stronghold, Donetsk, was shaken by intense outgoing...

Israeli strikes kill 6 Hezbollah fighters in Syria

January 19, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this picture taken on February, 22, 2008, Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of slain top Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh, speaks during a rally to commemorate his father and two other leaders Abbas Musawi and Ragheb Harb in the Shiite suburb of Beirut, Lebanon....

Islamic State group releases 200 captive Yazidis in Iraq

January 19, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A disabled Yazidi boy is carried into a bus that will bring him to the Kurdish city of Dohuk, after being released by Islamic militants, in Alton Kupri, outside Kirkuk, Iraq, Sunday Jan. 18. 2015. The Islamic State group released about 200 Yazidis held for...

Mary J. Blige fetes DSquared2 on label’s 20th anniversary

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A model wears a creation for Philipp Plein men’s Fall – Winter 2015-2016 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) MILAN (AP) — Mary J. Blige feted designing twins...

Latest Charlie Hebdo cover continues to roil Muslim world

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Supporters of a Pakistani religious party ‘Tanzeem-e-Islami hold a demonstration to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Hundreds of supporter of religious groups...

Belgium: No sign Greek arrests are linked with Belgian probe

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Belgian para-commandos patrol near a synagogue in the center of Antwerp, Belgium, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Security around Belgium has been stepped up after thirteen people were detained in Belgium in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers,...

Yemen arrests 2 Frenchmen over suspected al-Qaida links

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A Yemeni man pasts a sticker on his traditional al-Janbiah dagger with Arabic writing of “Nothing but Muhammad” during a protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of the French Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen,...

In new blow, Syrian opposition shuns Russia peace initiative

January 17, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, left, speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria. A Russian initiative to host peace talks...