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After Tikrit victory, Iraq’s new challenge: Win over Sunnis

April 6, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo taken Sunday, March 15, 2015, an Iraqi soldier inspects the demolished tomb of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad. Iraq won the battle to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, backed by a coalition of the unlikely [&hellip...

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Analysis: Nuclear agreement risks projecting US weakness

April 6, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this file photo taken Thursday, April 2, 2015, from left, Chinese Wang Qun, chief negotiator and Director-General of the Department of Arms Control of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, German...

Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official’s son

April 6, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A young Christian boy is frisked with a metal detector and has his bag searched to prevent against possible attacks, as he enters the compound of the Our Lady of Consolation Church, which was attacked with grenades by militants almost three years ago, in...

Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter’s Square

April 6, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) blessing at the end of the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican , Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an Easter peace wish,...

Giant atom smasher starts up after 2-year shutdown

April 6, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE In this Aug. 7, 2010 file picture a photographer takes a picture in the assembly room of the elements of the LHC (large hadron collider) at the European Particle Physics laboratory CERN in Geneva, Switzerland The world’s biggest particle...

Pope presides over Easter Vigil service amid martyr concerns

April 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Pope Francis holds a lit white candle as he arrives for an Easter vigil service, in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, April 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis presided over the solemn Easter Vigil...

FM: Iran could resume nuclear activities if West withdraws

April 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is also Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, waves to his well wishers upon arrival at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, from Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, April 3, 2015. Iran and six world powers...

Video: Islamic State group shot, hammered away Iraq’s Hatra

April 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this image made from a militant video posted on YouTube on Friday, April 3, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows an aerial view of Hatra, a large fortified city recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, 110...

Kenya: Extremists vow more attacks; president responds

April 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Women look across as Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers arrive at a hospital to escort the bodies of the attackers to be put on public view, in Garissa, Kenya Saturday, April 4, 2015. Authorities displayed the bodies of the alleged attackers involved in the...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

April 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Burmese fishermen arrive at the compound of Pusaka Benjina Resources to report themselves for departure to leave the fishing company in Benjina, Aru Islands, Indonesia, Friday, April 3, 2015. Hundreds of foreign fishermen on Friday rushed at the chance to be...