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Saudi’s new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country’s top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within...
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Egypt’s president says Islam needs a reboot

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks during the panel “Egypt in the World” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The meeting runs from Jan. 21 through Jan. 24. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah...
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Yemen’s US-backed president quits; country could split apart

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan, 21. 2014, file photo provided by Yemen’s Defense Ministry, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi speaks during the closing session of the national dialogue conference in Sanaa, Yemen. Hadi submited his resignation Thursday, Jan. 22,...
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Argentine president now says prosecutor’s death not suicide

A sign that reads in Spanish “Justice” hangs on a fence next to Late prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s car in the parking area at the main entrance of Le Parc towers, where Nisman had his apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The death of the...
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Prince Andrew denies claims he had sex with underage girl

Britain’s Prince Andrew attends the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott) Britain’s Prince Andrew attends the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum,...
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Kerry: Iraq coalition has killed 50 percent of IS leaders

British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi perform a posed handshake for the media inside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool) British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and Iraqi Prime...

Flogging of Saudi blogger delayed again on medical grounds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The planned flogging of a Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam has been delayed for a second straight week, a leading international rights group said Thursday, a move that comes amid mounting pressure from Saudi Arabia’s...
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French terror judge sees shifting jihadi profiles

FILE – This Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 file photo shows French Investigating Judge Marc Trevidic as he addresses reporter during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris. France’s top terror judge says Europe’s combustible mix of experienced extremist...
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Zimbabwe’s First Lady seeks to control more land

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, members of a family stand next to their grass-hut dwelling which was destroyed by the police at Manzou Farm in Mazoe, north of Harare, in Zimbabwe. It has been reported by that police officers destroyed the thatch huts on Manzou farm,...