US-Belgian arrested in Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' case

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a businessman with dual American-Belgian citizenship who has been accused of enslavement and pillaging "blood diamonds" during Sierra Leone's civil war,...

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook.

In the edited video, the masked...

Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic...

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for...

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say they have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria.

A national police statement said...

Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia in Mali says it will leave a northern town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists.

Fihroun Maiga, spokesman for the Platform...

Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday.

The girls and young women were...

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that...