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Albanian opposition denies getting Russian secret funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 8:07am

Albanian prosecutors say they have questioned opposition Democratic Party leaders about suspicious spending abroad of $650,000 during parliamentary elections two years ago.

Lebanon PM undergoes heart procedure in France

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:58am

Lebanon's prime minister underwent a heart procedure in a Paris hospital on Monday and is expected to be discharged later in the day.

Militia head refutes his group responsible for Mali massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:44am

The head of an ethnic Dogon militia blamed for a massacre in central Mali is denying that his fighters were involved in the gruesome attack.

Erdogan: Istanbul's Hagia Sophia could be turned into mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:27am

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia — a Byzantine-era cathedral that now serves as a museum — could be reconverted into a mosque, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Syrian group wants international tribunal for IS detainees

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:27am

The U.S-backed Syrian fighters who drove the Islamic State from its last strongholds called Monday for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremist group.

Indonesia says arrested Russian smuggled orangutan, lizards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:25am

Indonesian police said Monday they also found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist who was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali.

French Europe minister to lead Macron's EU campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:25am

France's European Affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, will lead President Emmanuel Macron's campaign in European Parliament elections in May.

Top Polish court backs gov't legislation of choice of judges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:19am

A top court in Poland ruled Monday that controversial rules introduced by the right-wing government that allow lawmakers to choose members of a judicial body are in line with the constitution.

Rights group faults treatment of Lebanese held in UAE

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:01am

Human Rights Watch says eight Lebanese men charged with links to the Hezbollah militant group are being poorly treated and held in undisclosed locations in the United Arab Emirates.

Drugs, mobile phones delivered to UK prison inside dead rats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:15am

British officials say dead rats stuffed with drugs and mobile phones have been thrown over prison fences to provide contraband to prisoners.

Greek PM: Turkish fighter jets harassed helicopter

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 6:11am

Greece's prime minister said Monday Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter he was traveling on during a visit to a remote Greek island to celebrate independence day.

Heavy rains flood Syria-Iraq border crossing vital to Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:54am

A border crossing linking Syria's Kurdish-administered areas to Iraq's northern Kurdish region has been flooded due to heavy rains.

Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:46am

Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday.

German ministry stands by 'sexist' bike helmet campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:24am

Germany's transport ministry says it stands by a cycling safety campaign that has drawn accusations of sexism even inside the governing coalition for featuring scantily clad women.

Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:24am

An unknown assailant threw a firebomb at the Athens home of Greece's deputy health minister in a pre-dawn attack Monday that caused minor damage and no injuries, police said.

Egypt refers 28 to court on charges of joining IS, al-Qaida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:13am

Egyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.

5 killed in shooting in China's Inner Mongolia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:04am

Five people died Monday in a shooting in China's Inner Mongolia region, authorities said.

The Latest: Thai parties jostle for power after election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:59am

The Latest on Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup (all times local):

Thai military-backed party says it should form post-election government after rival party makes same claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:34am

Thai military-backed party says it should form post-election government after rival party makes same claim.