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Greek baker who gave bread to arriving refugees dies at 77

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:27pm

Dionissis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who provided free bread to refugees who arrived on a Greek island, has died of unspecified causes. He was 77.

Taliban say unable to attend Pakistan talks; blame blacklist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:42am

The Taliban has postponed an unscheduled round of peace talks with the United States set for Monday in Pakistan saying "most" members of their negotiating team are unable to travel because they're on the U.S. and United Nations' blacklists.

Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 10:14am

Israel said Sunday it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis.

Austrian leader: Trump foreign policy successful in parts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:54am

Austria's chancellor has described parts of U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy as "very successful" as he prepares to visit Washington this week.

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:04am

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized.

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:54am

U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths arrived on Sunday in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida, Yemeni security officials said.

Italian populists ask if minister deserves immunity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:22am

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement, which is part of the country's ruling coalition, is asking its supporters to vote online on whether the leader of its junior coalition partner should be prosecuted.

Libyans, to varying degrees, celebrate 2011 uprising

Rami Musa and Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:44am

Libyans on Sunday celebrated the eighth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with a varying intensity of festivities underscoring the split between the country's east and west.

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

Albert Aji, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:41am

Only the Syrian state can protect groups in northern Syria and the army will "liberate every inch of Syria" from foreign troops, Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday.

24 bodies found after Zimbabwe mine disaster; search goes on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:38am

Searchers have recovered 24 bodies from a mine in Zimbabwe that was flooded after heavy rains, trapping dozens of subsistence miners underground.

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:21am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled the first Iranian made semi-heavy submarine.

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:04am

The family of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group and now wants to return to the U.K. said Sunday she has given birth to a baby boy.

Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:02am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that his government would allocate the necessary funds to complete a long-promised museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans.

Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in southern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:47am

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb killed three civilians in the southern Kandahar province.

Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:35am

A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade rule.

Israel PM appoints interim foreign minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:34am

Israel's prime minister has appointed an interim foreign minister after holding the post himself for the last four years.

Iran points to Pakistan after deadly attack on Guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:54am

Iran's parliament speaker said Sunday that an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard was "planned and carried out from inside Pakistan," which he said should answer for it.

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:54am

Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the "biggest source of destabilization" in the Middle East.

US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:19am

Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in eastern Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian militia fighting the group said Sunday.