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Blast in busy Cairo square kills 1 police officerBomb explosion in busy Cairo square kills 1 police officer, causes panic
The Associated Press1 hour ago
An actor dressed in a devil costume stands on the shores of the Rimac River in Lima, Peru, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The actor performed for people after they attended the reenactment of Jesus' baptism in the river as part of during Holy Week celebrations. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good FridayAP PHOTOS: Around the world, faithful re-enact events of Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Interior Minister, Taieb Belaiz, adjusts his earphones as he announces the results of the presidential elections during a press conference held in Algiers, Friday, April 18, 204.  President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced by the Algerian government Friday. His chief opponent, Ali Benflis, who garnered only 12 percent of the vote, has already criticized the election as marked by “fraud on a massive scale” after polls closed Thursday and vowed not to accept the results. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub  )
After Algerian landslide, what next?Algeria's frail president wins a new term but now faces an emboldened opposition
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Palestinian Christians gather around an effigy of Jesus Christ covered by flowers, during a symbolic funeral as part of their services marking Good Friday in the West Bank village of Al-Zababedah near Jenin, Friday, April 18, 2014. Followers of the Eastern Orthodox Churches are marking the solemn period of Easter. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy LandChristians in Holy Land re-enact crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows multiple rocket launchers fire Grad missiles by the Syrian rebels as they shell the government forces positions, in Aleppo, Syria, Monday April 14, 2014. Syrian government troops seized two villages, one of them an ancient Christian hamlet, north of Damascus on Monday, as part of the military's relentless offensive along the rugged frontier with Lebanon, state media and activists said. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)
Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in HomsSyrian state TV: 14 people killed by car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Tuesday, April 16, 2014 photo, Hesham Genena, the head of Egypt's oversight body, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office in Cairo, Egypt. Genena has created uproar simply because he decided to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt’s foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, including in the country’s most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlashProbing Egypt's most powerful agencies, a state corruption watchdog faces heavy backlash
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of voteAlgeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of voteAlgeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Bomb in shopping street in Iraqi capital kills 3Officials in Iraq say bombing in busy shopping street in capital, Baghdad, kills 3 people
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Egypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifactsOfficials in Egypt say they stopped an attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts out of the country
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Iranian army troops march in a parade marking National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini just outside Tehran, Iran, Friday, April 18, 2014. Ahead of the parade, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army paradeIran's President Rouhani underscores his outreach to West, moderate policies at army parade
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Vandals damage mosque in northern IsraelPolice: Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel, apparent act by extremists
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UN envoy urges Syria's warring sides to save HomsUN envoy calls Syrian city of Homs 'theater of death and destruction,' asks for negotiations
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Algerian plainclothes police escort away a man involved in a brief protest in downtown Algiers during the presidential elections on April 17, 2014. Algerians head to the polls to elect a president in a contest widely expected to be won by 77-year-old incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika who is running for a fourth term. (AP Photo/Paul Schemm)
Opposition cries fraud in Algerian electionOpposition candidate cries fraud in Algerian presidential election, vows to reject results
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal riftsGulf Arab states strike deal with Qatar in Saudi Arabia to heal rifts after ambassadors row
The Associated Press1 day ago
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