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November 25, 2015 - 9:36am
7 min 53 sec ago

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A brother of Jordan's king says extremist Islamic ideologies pose a global challenge, but can't be eradicated by military force alone.

Prince Feisal al-Hussein told The Associated Press on Wednesday that radicalism won't "disappear overnight" and that fighting it is a "long haul."

The prince heads an organization that promotes tolerance and non-violence. He says the group, Generations For Peace, has reached close to quarter of a...

November 25, 2015 - 8:39am
7 min 53 sec ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say they have increased security across the country after a video appearing on social media threatened attacks against police and other targets.

Jakarta police chief Maj. Gen. Tito Karnavian says Wednesday that security was being raised at airports, the presidential palace, foreign embassies and shopping centers.

A video calling for attacks on Jakarta police headquarters and the presidential palace...

November 25, 2015 - 8:35am
7 min 53 sec ago

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The chairman of the Brussels-based company that operates a luxury hotel in Mali's capital that was attacked by Islamic extremists last week says the hotel will re-open "as soon as possible."

A statement posted to the website of the company, Rezidor Hotel Group, said Wolfgang M. Neumann met with the families of three hotel employees killed in Friday's attack that claimed 19 lives, offering "immediate emergency support."


November 25, 2015 - 8:33am
7 min 53 sec ago

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader says the United States is using "money and sex" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic and warns Iranians not to fall into the "enemy's trap."

In remarks to commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard Wednesday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says authorities should take concerns about "infiltration" seriously and that political factions should not use the issue against each other.

His comments appeared to lend...

November 25, 2015 - 8:14am
7 min 53 sec ago

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says intensified talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus have made further progress and the island's rival leaders are confident remaining issues can be resolved soon.

Espen Barthe Eide says Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots, Mustafa Akinci, remain committed to reaching a peace accord "as soon as possible."

Eide said Wednesday after the...

November 25, 2015 - 7:56am
17 min 43 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen says it will take less than an hour to bring 1.6 and 2.0 liter turbodiesel engines in Europe into line with emissions rules.

The German automaker has pledged to fix 11 million vehicles worldwide that were discovered to contain software that enables them to cheat on emissions tests for nitrogen oxide.

Volkswagen said in a statement Wednesday that in Europe the 2.0 liter EA 189 engine will require only a software update taking...

November 25, 2015 - 7:48am
27 min 51 sec ago

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A prominent Burundian journalist says his government is seeking his extradition from Belgium over charges he played a role in a failed coup attempt against the government.

Antoine Kaburahe, director of independent newspaper Iwacu, said in a statement Wednesday that Burundi's government alleges he conspired with the military generals who plotted a failed coup in May during violent protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's efforts to get a third...

November 25, 2015 - 7:27am
27 min 51 sec ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Roman's Interior Ministry has suspended top emergency situation officials following revelations that they lied when they said they were unaware of the existence of a Bucharest nightclub where 60 people died in a fire.

Three senior officials of the Bucharest branch of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations initially denied knowing that the Colectiv nightclub was operating on the ground floor of a former shoe factory. A fire during a heavy-...

November 25, 2015 - 7:13am
1 hour 7 min ago

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Indian media and a rights group are accusing a paramilitary force of attempting to curtail press freedom by asking newspapers in an insurgency-hit northeastern state to stop publishing statements from a banned rebel group.

Nagaland Page newspaper editor Monalisa Changkija said the Press Council of India, an independent media watchdog, asked the Assam Rifles on Wednesday to explain why it issued notices to newspapers accusing them of supporting the...

November 25, 2015 - 7:01am
7 min 53 sec ago

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry say 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of military explosives were used in an attack on a bus carrying presidential guards that left 13 people dead.

It said in a statement Wednesday that either a backpack or an explosive belt containing the explosives was used.

It says the 13th body is believed to be the "terrorist who caused the explosion," but says the body can't be identified by fingerprints because no...

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