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OIC indirectly protests Trump plan to move Israel embassy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:40am

Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation have issued an indirect protest against plans by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Rights group: 2016 was deadliest year for Afghan reporters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:40am

A monitoring group says 2016 was the deadliest year yet for journalists in Afghanistan.

Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal

Babacar Dione and Robbie Corey-Boulet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:40am

Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired.

Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in Palmyra

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:30am

The Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in Syria's ancient Palmyra by shooting and beheading them, with some of the slayings carried out in the city's second-century Roman amphitheater, activists said on Thursday.

Albanian teacher arrested for pro-IS propaganda

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:00am

Albanian police said Thurday they had arrested a female teacher for making statements supportive of the Islamic State extremist group.

Iran says not worried, has options if Trump axes nuke deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:00am

Iran's foreign minister says his country isn't worried and has options if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump ditches a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers.

Uganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missing

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:50am

Hundreds of members of a Congolese rebel group have fled a military camp where they had been awaiting amnesty since the signing of a peace deal with Congo's government in 2013, Uganda's government said Thursday.

Collapse of burning Tehran high-rise kills 30 firefighters

Amir Vahdat and Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:50am

A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.

From IS to government control, Syrians left with few choices

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:40am

Carrying her four-year-old son, Elham Saleh walked all night behind a smuggler, navigating land mines through Islamic State group- and rebel-held territory in northern Syria.

Philippine police chief apologizes to South Korea in killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:31am

The Philippine national police chief apologized to South Korea on Thursday over the death of a Korean man who was arrested illegally and then slain by members of an anti-drug task force at the main police camp in Manila.

Former war correspondent on trial in Indonesia for hashish

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:20am

A former Reuters war correspondent on trial in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish faces up to four years in prison, a prosecutor said Thursday.

New Bulgarian president takes oath of office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:13am

Bulgaria's new president, Rumen Radev, took his oath of office Thursday, preparing the way for him to formally take over the post from Rosen Plevneliev on Sunday.

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

Colleen Barry and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:11am

Rescue workers were met with an eerie silence Thursday when they reached a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central Italy. At least 30 people were missing, including at least two children, authorities said.

Jordan boosts border forces amid IS threat from Iraq, Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:10am

A senior Jordanian military commander says the kingdom faces a growing threat to its border as Islamic State extremists in neighboring Iraq and Syria are being dislodged from their strongholds by military offensives.

At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:20am

A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

China notes progress in ties under US President Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:20am

Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors.

Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killings

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:10am

Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch.

Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 3:00am

Gambia's president-elect says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal. .

Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in Tehran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 2:30am

Iran's state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed when high-rise on fire collapsed in Tehran.