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Lawyer: Panama to allow ex-dictator Noriega house arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:11pm

A lawyer for Panama's jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery.

Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by police

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:50pm

Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:50pm

Iraq's prime minister on Monday ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul.

Yemeni government forces take strategic port of Mokha

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:45pm

Forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen seized control of a strategic Red Sea port on Monday after waging an assault against Shiite rebels, a top military commander said.

Attorney says former Panama leader Manuel Noriega allowed house arrest pending surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:30pm

Attorney says former Panama leader Manuel Noriega allowed house arrest pending surgery.

The Latest: Trump willing to work with Russia against IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:30pm

The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):

US lawmakers propose sanctions for Venezuela food corruption

Hannah Dreier and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:20pm

Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.

Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

Abdoulie John and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:03pm

Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he now rules.

Video shows Italian who was tortured to death in Egypt

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:53am

Egyptian state television aired footage on Monday of an Italian student taken weeks before he was abducted and tortured to death, the first images of him involving the case to be made public.

Sinn Fein chooses new leader O'Neill for Northern Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:10am

Michelle O'Neill has been named as the new leader of the Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland.

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Paolo Santalucia and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:42am

Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.

Mexico ex-governor denies fake medicine claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:31am

Mexico has become accustomed to accusations of wrongdoing by former state governors, but the most recent scandal has been especially shocking.

France's President in Colombia to show support for peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:20am

French President Francois Hollande is in Colombia's capital as part of a two-day tour and he's expressing his support for a peace deal to end the country's half-century conflict.

Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes have flown first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:20am

Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes have flown first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft.

Austrian official: suspect potentially dangerous radical

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:00am

Austrian police urged Vienna residents Monday to be on heightened alert for suspicious objects and activities as they hunted for possible associates of a suspected Islamic radical who they say might have been planning a bomb attack.

Greek island mayors say refugee overcrowding too high

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:00am

The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding.

Official: 236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria's air force

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:40am

The death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria's air force has climbed to 236, a local official said Monday — a sharp increase from earlier counts.

German populists to discipline member for Holocaust remarks

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:21am

The nationalist Alternative for Germany party said Monday it will take "internal measures" against a prominent member for his comments suggesting ending the country's tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past, but stopped short of expelling him from the party.

Congo expels Human Rights Watch researcher a second time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:21am

Human Rights Watch says Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months.