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Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France

Dec. 07, 2021 21:18 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested Tuesday in France, according to a French judicial official. The official said the suspect was being held on the basis of a Turkish arrest warrant. He requested not being named in accordance...

Saudi crown prince visits Oman on tour of Gulf Arab states

Dec. 06, 2021 21:18 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince traveled Monday to Oman, the first stop of a tour of Gulf Arab states that will see him meet neighboring rulers and allies as the kingdom closely watches negotiations in Europe to revive Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers. ...

Hedge fund founder Steinhardt will return looted antiquities

Dec. 06, 2021 19:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt has agreed to turn over $70 million worth of stolen antiquities and will be subject to an unprecedented lifetime ban on acquiring antiquities, the Manhattan district attorney announced Monday. In return, Steinhardt,...

Turkey says mosque attacks on Cyprus won't go 'unanswered'

Dec. 06, 2021 08:39 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that attacks on Muslim houses of worship on Cyprus would “not go unanswered” following reports of an attempted arson attack on a mosque on the southern, internationally-recognized Greek Cypriot part of the divided...

Tunisia records its first case of the omicron variant

Dec. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia recorded its first case of the omicron variant Sunday after health authorities in the North African country said a man traveling in from Turkey tested positive. A member of Tunisia’s COVID-19 task force, Dr. Hachemi Louzer, said the man...

Pope chides Europe, comforts migrants on return to Lesbos

Dec. 05, 2021 11:49 AM EST

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a refugee camp and blast what he said was Europe's indifference and self-interest “that condemns to death those on the fringes.” “Please, let us stop...

Vatican takes in 12 migrants as pope denounces indifference

Dec. 03, 2021 11:52 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the “culture of indifference” that the West shows migrants as the Vatican confirmed that at least a dozen asylum-seekers would be transferred from Cyprus to Italy in a gesture of solidarity with European countries that have...

Remains of bus crash victims returned to North Macedonia

Dec. 03, 2021 09:44 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Two Bulgarian military planes landed in North Macedonia Friday to return the remains of 45 people killed in a bus crash in Bulgaria last month to their families for burial. The bus had been carrying 52 people, mostly from North Macedonia...

EXPLAINER: Turkey's currency is crashing. What's the impact?

Dec. 03, 2021 09:37 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a widely criticized effort to cut interest rates despite surging consumer prices. ...

Kurdish activists enter grounds of chemical weapons watchdog

Dec. 03, 2021 08:44 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of flag-waving demonstrators from a Kurdish organization broke into the Dutch grounds of the global chemical weapons watchdog Friday to protest what they alleged was the use of chemical weapons by Turkish forces. Police said they...