In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates
MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) -- Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme - including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found....
AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control
BEIJING (AP) -- Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to its fast-growing market....
AP Analysis: Saudi shakeup, Qatar crisis show a Gulf on edge
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- There was a time when the mention of the Persian Gulf brought to mind images of pampered societies ruled by aging monarchs content to preside quietly over their oil money and fantastical skyscrapers while the U.S. kept the peace....
IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul - the city's famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba, from where the IS leader proclaimed the militant group's self-styled caliphate nearly three years ago....
Archbishop: Church of England 'colluded' to hide sex abuse
LONDON (AP) -- The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday....
Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the new crown prince to "increase efforts" to end tensions in the region related to the dispute with Qatar, Turkish officials said Thursday....
IS blows up Mosul mosque, latest heritage site destroyed
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group's destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest in a long list of priceless archaeological and other cultural sites that the militants have ravaged....
Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- If European Union chief Donald Tusk is still "a dreamer" about Britain having second thoughts on leaving the EU, some other EU leaders at a summit Thursday tried to dash his hopes....
4 detained in raids linked to Brussels rail station attack
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian authorities said Thursday that police detained four people in a series of raids in Brussels linked to the failed bombing at a rail station this week by a man shouting "Allahu akbar."...
UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in 'flawed' trials
CAIRO (AP) -- U.N. human rights experts urged Egypt on Thursday to halt the execution of six men, sentenced to death over killing a policeman, saying that their trials were "flawed" and "did not meet international standards of fairness."...
Judge Steven O'Neill who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault mistrial has decided to release the identities of the Allegheny County jurists who deadlocked. Lawyers for news outlets had argued that jurors' names should be public to ensure transparency in the judicial process. Prosecutors and defense lawyers had argued they should remain secret, saying releasing them would make it more difficult to select a jury in Cosby's second trial.
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