CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency is reporting that a Cairo court has acquitted a prime minister and interior minister who served under deposed President Hosni Mubarak in a corruption case.
The MENA news agency says the Cairo Criminal Court made the ruling Tuesday in the retrial of former Premier Ahmed Nazif and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, both of whom served in Mubarak's Cabinet before the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising that eventually forced Mubarak out of...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's creditors in the 19-country eurozone have approved a list of reforms Athens proposed to get a 4-month extension to its bailout, which would keep the country afloat.
An encouraging initial reaction from the so-called institutions — the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund — was backed by the eurozone Tuesday. It now goes to some member nations for approval.
BEIRUT (AP) — Two activist groups say Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrians after overrunning several villages in northeastern Syria.
Nuri Kino, the head of the activist group A Demand For Action that focuses on religious minorities in the Middle East, says the Islamic State fighters are holding between 70 and 100 captive, most of them from the Christian Assyrian village of Tal Shamiram.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have begun a large-scale pullback of heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan that aims to form a wide buffer zone between separatists' and Ukrainian forces' artillery.
The claim Tuesday by Eduard Basurin, a top rebel commander, could not immediately be confirmed. Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the observer mission that is monitoring the fighting in eastern Ukraine, said he could not...