GENEVA (AP) — A group of U.N. independent experts urged Iraq on Monday to reveal what happened to seven members of an Iranian dissident group who were allegedly abducted in September.
Six women and one man went missing after a Sept. 1 attack at that killed 52 people at the Camp Ashraf refugee camp in Iraq that once housed 3,000 Iranian exiles. The Geneva-based panel of human rights experts noted allegations that the attack and the abduction were conducted by Iraqi...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say more than a thousand people have protested in support of ultra-Orthodox Jews who were detained for failing to report for a mandatory draft assessment.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Monday's demonstration took place outside the jail where the men are being held. He said police broke up the protest when participants, mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews, threw stones at them. Other similar protests have taken place over the past week....
LONDON (AP) — Britain's overseas trade body has issued a warning to firms investing in Israeli settlements, saying ties to the Israeli communities established in the West Bank could be bad for business.
Investing in settlements involves legal and economic risks "stemming from the fact that the Israeli settlements, according to international law, are built on occupied land and are not recognized as a legitimate part of Israel's territory," the U.K. Trade and Investment...
PARIS (AP) — European air and defense company EADS, the parent company of Airbus, said Monday it is cutting 5,800 jobs over the next two years as part of a major overhaul to reduce costs and refocus on civil aviation.
The company said in a statement that the jobs would be eliminated from its corporate and space and defense divisions by the end of 2016. The many space and defense divisions will be combined into one arm, to be called Airbus DS.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says a U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen has killed three al-Qaida suspects.
The official says Monday's strike hit the suspects' moving vehicle in Hadramawt province and set it on fire.
The official says the bodies were found charred inside the vehicle and the suspects' identification wasn't possible. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to media....
LONDON (AP) — Amnesty International says it has filed suit before a British tribunal, arguing it may have been targeted by blanket snooping on its activities.
Amnesty said in a statement Monday that its efforts to examine human rights cases — such as the CIA program to kidnap terror suspects and transfer them to third countries — made them a target for spy agencies.
The human rights group says it has filed a claim before the Investigatory Powers...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader — a vivid example of the "Rainbow Nation" unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa.
LONDON (AP) — British investigators say there is no initial evidence of engine failure in the police helicopter that crashed into a Glasgow pub last month.
Nine people died when the helicopter crashed through the roof of The Clutha pub on Nov. 29, including the civilian pilot and two police officers aboard the aircraft. Thirty-two people were injured, 12 seriously.
The Air Accident Investigations Branch said Monday that initial evidence indicates the...
SAO PAULO (AP) — With disturbing images of fans hitting each other shown across Brazil, soccer's governing body downplayed the risk of violence inside stadiums during the World Cup.
FIFA condemned the mayhem in the southern city of Joinville, where fan fighting halted a decisive Brazilian league match for more than an hour Sunday. Four people were hospitalized, including one person who was airlifted from the field.