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Greek court rejects extradition for 2 Turkish servicemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:51am

A Greek court on Thursday rejected Turkey's extradition request for the last two of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after a failed July military coup, their lawyer said.

The Latest: UN official says Syria approves Aleppo aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:50am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

MSF: Jordan closure blocked 70 Syrians from life-saving care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:40am

Doctors Without Borders says 70 severely wounded Syrians, including 16 children, have been blocked from life-saving treatment since Jordan closed its border with Syria six months ago and that some have likely died.

UK government distances itself from Saudi 'proxy war' claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:00am

Britain's foreign secretary has claimed that U.K. ally Saudi Arabia was engaging in "proxy wars" in the Middle East — comments that Prime Minister Theresa May say do not represent Britain's position.

Amnesty calls for release of jailed Egyptian photojournalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:00am

Amnesty International has urged Egyptian authorities to release a photojournalist jailed for more than three years in what the London-based rights group calls a "politically motivated" case.

AP Interview: UN envoy says Erdogan ready to deal on Cyprus

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:50am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to "play ball" on reaching a deal to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus because it would help resolve overarching regional issues including mending Turkey's relations with the European Union, a United Nations envoy said Thursday.

Gunbattle triggers anti-India clashes in Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:40am

At least one civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Thursday in protests against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir that erupted following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces, officials and witnesses said.

EU: Little progress from Turkey on visa conditions

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:31am

The European Union said Thursday that Turkey has made virtually no progress on meeting conditions to earn visa-free travel for its citizens, a key part of their deal to prevent refugees reaching Europe.

Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:30am

An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Danish lawmaker: Warning shots should be fired at migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:30am

A Danish lawmaker said Thursday that he regretted saying migrants sailing to Europe should "be fired at" if they cross the continent's "territorial waters." He clarified his remarks to say "warning shots" should be fired instead.

Manila says will not help US on patrols in South China Sea

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:20am

The Philippine defense secretary said Thursday it is highly unlikely his country will allow the U.S. military to use it as a springboard for freedom of navigation patrols in the disputed South China Sea to avoid antagonizing China.

Teen fit to stand trial in UK slaying of retired US teacher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:50am

The lawyer for a teenager accused in the London slaying of a retired Florida teacher says the defendant is fit to stand trial next year.

Rights group says US may be complicit in Yemen 'atrocities'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:50am

Human Rights Watch is calling for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the war in Yemen, and says the United States might be complicit in "atrocities" there.

UAE police head to US after Ohio police killing of Emirati

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:00am

A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates is reporting that Abu Dhabi investigators are heading to the U.S. after police in Ohio shot dead an Emirati.

German intel agency: Russia is trying to destabilize Germany

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:51am

Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday.

The Latest: Pope prays for victims of Indonesia quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:42am

The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday (all times local):

S. Korea's parliament sets up presidential impeachment vote

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:40am

South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday against President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on whether to suspend her powers over a huge political scandal.

Indonesia quake stirs grim memories for tsunami survivors

Niniek Karmini and Amir Sagita, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:23am

Now, thousands of people in Indonesia's Aceh province have two horrifying stories to tell.

AP PHOTOS: Indonesian towns reel from earthquake devastation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:10am

Damage from the earthquake that shook Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday is extensive in towns near the epicenter. A market was leveled, and other buildings reduced to chunks of cement and twisted rebar.