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  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. More »

  • Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote
    Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead. More »

  • Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town 3 hours ago

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city. More »

  • Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps
    Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps 3 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure. More »

  • Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq
    Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq 3 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. More »

  • Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects in Yemen
    Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects in Yemen 4 hours ago

    Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders". More »

  • Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush
    Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush 4 hours ago

    Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term. More »

  • Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen
    Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen 5 hours ago

    Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed in a weekend of air strikes in Yemen. About 25 died on Sunday when training camps were targeted by drone attacks in a remote mountainous region in the south of the country, reports said. They said at least three separate strikes had taken place after dawn prayers, all targeting al Qaeda camps. One official said the militants were among the "leading and dangerous" elements of al Qaeda and were of different nationalities. More »

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal 6 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. More »

  • Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq
    Attacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq 7 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. More »

  • Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town 7 hours ago

    By Firas Makdesi MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. Assad's Easter visit to Maaloula - a rare appearance outside central Damascus - also highlighted growing government confidence in recent gains against insurgents around the capital and along the Lebanese border. Islamist fighters, including some from the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, had taken over part of Maaloula in December and held several nuns captive until releasing them in March in a prisoner-exchange deal. On Monday, government forces retook the town, which is roughly 60 km (40 miles) north of Damascus and has changed hands multiple times, the latest in a series of advances against rebels in the Qalamoun mountains region. More »

  • Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village
    Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village 8 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists. More »

  • Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers in ambush 8 hours ago

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. The troops were searching for militants in the Tizi Ouzou region, 120 km (75 miles) east of Algiers, when they were attacked by fighters from al Qaeda's north African branch, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the source told Reuters. Another 11 soldiers were wounded, the source said. The attack came just days after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, was re-elected for a fourth term following a campaign that portrayed the aging leader as key to continued security for the North African OPEC state. More »

  • Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush 8 hours ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election. More »

  • Syria media reports Assad visits Christian village 8 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. More »

  • Charity watchdog warns of Islamist threat
    Charity watchdog warns of Islamist threat 8 hours ago

    Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" problem faced by British charities, the head of the sector's watchdog said Sunday. More »

  • Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda fighters'
    Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda fighters' 10 hours ago

    At least five suspected al-Qaeda fighters killed in Abyan province in second such attack in as many days. More »

  • Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush
    Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush 10 hours ago

    At least 14 soldiers killed after fighters attack a military patrol in mountains 120km east of the capital Algiers. More »

  • France has 'information' Assad regime using chemical weapons: Holla …
    France has 'information' Assad regime using chemical weapons: Holla … 11 hours ago

    France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday. More »

  • Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem For Charity'
    Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem For Charity' 11 hours ago

    A charities' watchdog has warned that Islamist extremism is the "most deadly" problem the sector faces. William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission , said it was "ludicrous" that people convicted of terrorism offences or money laundering are not barred from setting up charities. He told The Sunday Times the commission was taking action against any charity that was "sending cash to extremist groups in Syria" or "dispatching young Britons for training in Syria by al Qaeda or other extremist groups". He said: "The problem of Islamist extremism and charities... is not the most widespread problem we face in terms of abuse of charities, but is potentially the most deadly. More »

  • Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT 12 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT 13 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • 4 French journalists back home after Syria ordeal
    4 French journalists back home after Syria ordeal 13 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside Paris. More »

  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT 13 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:30 a.m. GMT 14 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT 14 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, which had been packed with high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT 15 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, which had been packed with high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. More »

  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT 15 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, which had been packed with high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT 16 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship. More »

  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT 16 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship. More »

  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT 17 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship. More »

  • Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT 17 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship. More »

  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT 18 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship. More »

  • Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's police
    Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's police 18 hours ago

    Two police killed by gunmen while patrolling road between Cairo and Suez, in latest assault on security forces. More »

  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT 18 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. They have yet to find any survivors in the ship. More »

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian … Associated Press - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry … More »Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian …

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.

  • Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote
    Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of … Al Jazeera - 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead. More »Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of …

    Many dead in Iraq violence ahead of vote

    Blasts, including one at a college, kill 18, while fighting in Fallujah leaves 15 dead.

  • Picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency on April 20, 2014, shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad looking at icons at a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, recently recaptured from rebels
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit … AFP - 3 hours ago

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked … More »Syria's Assad pays Easter visit …

    Picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency on April 20, 2014, shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad looking at icons at a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, recently recaptured from rebels

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city.

  • People gather near a destroyed car that was carrying militants in the Sawmaa area of al-Bayda province, Yemen, Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. (AP Photo/Nasir al-Sanna'a)
    Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level … More »Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training …

    People gather near a destroyed car that was carrying militants in the Sawmaa area of al-Bayda province, Yemen, Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Yemeni military official says an American drone strike has killed nine suspected al-Qaida militants and inadvertently killed and wounded some civilians. (AP Photo/Nasir al-Sanna'a)

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.

  • Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
    Attacks kill at least 18 people in  … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on … More »Attacks kill at least 18 people in  …

    Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.

  • Yemeni soldiers stand guard in the capital Sanaa on April 20, 2014, as they check passing vehicles as authorities tightened security measures a day after a US drone killed Al-Qaeda suspects
    Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects … AFP - 4 hours ago

    Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot … More »Drone attacks kill dozens of Qaeda suspects …

    Yemeni soldiers stand guard in the capital Sanaa on April 20, 2014, as they check passing vehicles as authorities tightened security measures a day after a US drone killed Al-Qaeda suspects

    Weekend drone strikes in Yemen killed more than 40 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 on Sunday, days after the jihadist network's Arabian Peninsula offshoot vowed to fight against Western "crusaders".

  • Algerian security forces stand guard on a ridge looking down on the city of Ghardaia on March 18, 2014
    Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in … AFP - 4 hours ago

    Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won … More »Gunmen kill 11 Algerian soldiers in …

    Algerian security forces stand guard on a ridge looking down on the city of Ghardaia on March 18, 2014

    Gunmen killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush overnight, the defence ministry said on Sunday, in the first attack of its kind since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term.

  • Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen
    Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' … Sky News - 5 hours ago

    Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed in a weekend of air strikes in Yemen. About 25 died on Sunday when training camps were targeted by drone attacks … More »Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' …

    Dozens Of 'Al Qaeda Militants' Killed In Yemen

    Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants have been killed in a weekend of air strikes in Yemen. About 25 died on Sunday when training camps were targeted by drone attacks in a remote mountainous region in the south of the country, reports said. They said at least three separate strikes had taken place after dawn prayers, …

  • French President Francois Hollande, third from left, speaks with released French hostages, from left, Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, at the Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris, Sunday, April 20, 2014. The four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them. The four were freed by their captives a day earlier at the Turkish border. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
    4 French journalists home after long … Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how … More »4 French journalists home after long …

    French President Francois Hollande, third from left, speaks with released French hostages, from left, Didier Francois, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, at the Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris, Sunday, April 20, 2014. The four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them. The four were freed by their captives a day earlier at the Turkish border. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.

  • Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
    Attacks kill at least 15 people in  … Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in … More »Attacks kill at least 15 people in  …

    Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country balanced on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.

  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town
    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit … Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Firas Makdesi MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media … More »Syria's Assad pays Easter visit …

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town

    By Firas Makdesi MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists. Assad's Easter visit to Maaloula - a …

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad visited a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/SANA)
    Syria's Assad visits recaptured … Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's … More »Syria's Assad visits recaptured …

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014. Assad visited a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists. The rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, took Maaloula several times late last year. (AP Photo/SANA)

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists.

  • Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers … Reuters - 8 hours ago

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security … More »Militants kill 11 Algerian soldiers …

    By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. The troops were searching for militants in the Tizi Ouzou region, 120 …

  • Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers … Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported … More »Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers …

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election.

  • Syria media reports Assad visits Christian … Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek … More »Syria media reports Assad visits Christian …

    BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists.

  • William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission, seen in an undated handout photo received from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on July 19, 2013
    Charity watchdog warns of Islamist  … AFP - 8 hours ago

    Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" problem faced by British charities, the head of the sector's watchdog said Sunday. More »Charity watchdog warns of Islamist  …

    William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission, seen in an undated handout photo received from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on July 19, 2013

    Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" problem faced by British charities, the head of the sector's watchdog said Sunday.

  • Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda fighters'
    Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda … Al Jazeera - 10 hours ago

    At least five suspected al-Qaeda fighters killed in Abyan province in second such attack in as many days. More »Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda …

    Yemen drone strike 'kills al-Qaeda fighters'

    At least five suspected al-Qaeda fighters killed in Abyan province in second such attack in as many days.

  • Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush
    Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in … Al Jazeera - 10 hours ago

    At least 14 soldiers killed after fighters attack a military patrol in mountains 120km east of the capital Algiers. More »Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in …

    Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush

    At least 14 soldiers killed after fighters attack a military patrol in mountains 120km east of the capital Algiers.

  • French President Francois Hollande arrives to welcome the four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year and freed yesterday, at the Villacoublay air base southwest of Paris on April 20, 2014
    France has 'information' Assad … AFP - 11 hours ago

    France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said … More »France has 'information' Assad …

    French President Francois Hollande arrives to welcome the four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year and freed yesterday, at the Villacoublay air base southwest of Paris on April 20, 2014

    France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.

  • Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem For Charity'
    Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem … Sky News - 11 hours ago

    A charities' watchdog has warned that Islamist extremism is the "most deadly" problem the sector faces. William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission , said … More »Islamist Extremism 'A Deadly Problem …

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  • Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, … More »Top Asian News at 9:00 a.m. GMT

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still …

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    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, … More »Top Asian News at 8:30 a.m. GMT

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    4 French journalists back home after … Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside … More »4 French journalists back home after …

    In this photo made from video, two of the four French journalists who went missing in Syria last summer, Didier Francois, foreground, and Edouard Elias, right, leave a local hospital after a medical check, in Akcakale, Turkey, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Four French journalists who went missing in Syria last summer were found blindfolded and cuffed in Turkey's southeast Sanliurfa province late Friday, according to a private Turkish news agency. Dogan News Agency (DHA) said Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres were found by Turkish soldiers on routine patrol after the journalists were dropped off near the Turkey-Syria border by an unknown group. (AP Photo/DHA) TURKEY OUT TV OUT

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside Paris.

  • Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, … More »Top Asian News at 8:00 a.m. GMT

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 7:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, … More »Top Asian News at 7:30 a.m. GMT

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 7:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 6:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 6:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said. More than 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 50, officials said. More than 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still …

  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still …

  • Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's … Al Jazeera - 18 hours ago
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    Two police killed by gunmen while patrolling road between Cairo and Suez, in latest assault on security forces.

  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said. More than 250 people are still …