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Saudi Arabia: Islamic State group linked to attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says militants linked to the Islamic State group were behind a surprise attack this month that killed seven Shiites in the kingdom's east.... 11/24/2014 5:45 PM

Congo: Amnesty says Belgian firm helped evictions
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A Belgian company supplied the bulldozers that destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.... 11/24/2014 5:40 PM

Lawyers of al-Jazeera reporter urge his release
CAIRO (AP) -- The lawyers of an imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist called Monday for his release, saying he should benefit from a recently passed law in Egypt that allows the country's president to deport foreign defendants, or be freed for health reasons.... 11/24/2014 5:39 PM

Swiss museum gets huge, priceless art trove
BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss museum accepted a massive, priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish heirs.... 11/24/2014 5:35 PM

Syrian on hunger strike outside Greek parliament
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- About 150 Syrian civil war refugees have begun a hunger strike in front of Greece's Parliament, urging the government to grant them temporary working and residence rights.... 11/24/2014 5:35 PM

Forces backing elected Libyan government take town
CAIRO (AP) -- Forces allied to Libya's elected government seized a western mountain town after heavy airstrikes drove back rival militias on Monday, as warplanes also bombed Tripoli's only functioning airport, killing two people, officials said.... 11/24/2014 5:29 PM

Israeli police say Arab stabs Jew in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say an Arab assailant has stabbed a Jewish man in Jerusalem.... 11/24/2014 5:23 PM

Morocco rights groups boycotting Marrakech meeting
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- A group of Moroccan human rights groups announced Monday they would boycott an international human rights conference being held in their country because of consistent government interference.... 11/24/2014 5:22 PM

Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July
VIENNA (AP) -- Facing still significant differences between the U.S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months.... 11/24/2014 5:17 PM

Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Pope Francis is set to deliver his first public speech about Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.... 11/24/2014 5:00 PM

Francis meets Egyptian president on European trip
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis emphasized Egypt's role in establishing Middle East peace during a meeting with the country's president.... 11/24/2014 4:51 PM

In Iran, Muslim clerics vow to combat extremists
QOM, Iran (AP) -- Muslim clerics meeting in Iran have vowed to counter extremists like the Islamic State group through mosques and Islamic teaching centers.... 11/24/2014 4:39 PM

Unseen Arthur Miller drama to premiere in Britain
LONDON (AP) -- A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British theater next year, the centenary of the playwright's birth.... 11/24/2014 4:29 PM

Fire damages 750-year-old oak tree in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A suspected arson fire in southwestern Poland has damaged a 750-year-old oak tree believed to be the country's oldest.... 11/24/2014 4:19 PM

Floods kill at least 32 in southern Morocco
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Days of unusually heavy rain pounded Morocco's south and unleashed deadly floods that killed 32 people, the Interior Ministry said Monday.... 11/24/2014 3:58 PM

Erdogan: women are not equal to men
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.... 11/24/2014 3:56 PM

Romania appoints diplomat as foreign minister
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania has named a respected diplomat as foreign minister after two ministers resigned over criticism about the way voting was organized for Romanians abroad in a recent election.... 11/24/2014 3:48 PM

Google settles with ex-banker over online abuse
LONDON (AP) -- Google has agreed to a settlement with a former Morgan Stanley banker who sued the search engine over defamatory Internet posts.... 11/24/2014 3:47 PM

Tanzania: Maasai group looks likely to keep land
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Maasai community near Tanzania's Serengeti National Park may be able to keep its traditional homeland after the country's president said on Twitter that the government would not take their land.... 11/24/2014 3:46 PM

Iraqi troops retake 2 towns in eastern province
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militiamen and Kurdish security forces have recaptured two eastern towns from Islamic State militants after fierce clashes, officials said Monday.... 11/24/2014 3:37 PM