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In this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 photo, from left to right UNAIDS country manager Ahmed Khamis, Christian father Boulos Soror, Dr. Walid Kamal, Islamic scholar and Sheik Ali al-Jifri, and Tabah Foundation member Mohammed Shahin, prepare for an even part of the World AIDS Day 2017 national advocacy campaign at a hotel, in Cairo, Egypt. An alarming HIV epidemic is silently spreading in Egypt, with an annual growth of up to 40 percent and funds to deal with the crisis running out by next year, U.N. officials and activists say. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
December 04, 2017 - 1:20 am
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis. The virus that causes AIDS, U.N. officials...
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December 02, 2017 - 4:39 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A retired CIA analyst has dismissed Turkish accusations that he was involved in last year's failed coup, saying he was a "choice target" following a warrant for his detention. Graham Fuller, an ex-vice chairman of the CIA's National Intelligence Council, told The Associated Press he...
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November 30, 2017 - 11:51 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was set to meet President Xi Jinping on a visit to friendly neighbor China starting Friday as international criticism over her country's persecution of Rohingya Muslims continues to grow. China has studiously avoided criticizing the crisis and...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the royal palace in Amman on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (Khalil Mazraawi/Pool photo via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 5:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the furor over President Trump's retweeting of British far-right group (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A White House spokeswoman says she does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump knew anything about a British far-right leader before he retweeted inflammatory anti-Muslim...
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FILE - This is a Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo of US President Donald Trump as he shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted on Thursday Nov. 30, 2017 th that she is not afraid to criticize a key ally, saying U.S. President Donald Trump's retweets of a "hateful" far-right group were "the wrong thing to do." But May's government dug in its heels over mounting calls to cancel Trump's planned state visit to the U.K. Trump's retweeting of anti-Muslim videos from far-right fringe group Britain First has been widely condemned in Britain. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 30, 2017 - 12:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — A few days after his inauguration, U.S. President Donald Trump stood beside British Prime Minister Theresa May in the White House and proclaimed the strength of the "most special relationship" between their two countries. Ten months later, that relationship looks decidedly strained...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, to travel to Missouri where Trump will speak about tax reform. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 30, 2017 - 1:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tweets of anti-Muslim videos (all times local): 8:00 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a tweet that British Prime Minister Theresa May should focus not on him but "on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the...
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Pope Francis is greeted by young children in traditional clothes upon his arrival at Yangon's airport, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 27, 2017 - 7:41 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia's most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming was whether he would utter the word "Rohingya" while he's here. Francis...
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Supporters of the radical religious party, 'Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah', celebrate after the country's Law Minister Zahid Hamid's resignation, during a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Pakistani Islamists announced they were disbanding their sit-in near Islamabad after the country's law minister resigned, caving in to the protesters who have been demanding his ouster in a three-week-long rally. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
November 27, 2017 - 6:25 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Islamists celebrated their victory over the government on Monday after the country's law minister resigned, caving in to fundamentalist protesters who have been demanding his ouster in a three-week-long rally. After Zahid Hamid's resignation, the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, ethnic Kachin Christians arrive at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Yangon, Myanmar. Pope Francis on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 begins a six-day trip to the two countries. While attention will focus on how Francis addresses the Rohingya Muslim crisis, the trip also holds huge significance for the tiny Catholic communities in each country. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw, File)
November 25, 2017 - 9:12 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday begins a six-day trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. While attention will focus on how Francis addresses the Rohingya Muslim crisis, the trip also holds huge significance for the tiny Catholic communities in each country. Those Catholics face obstacles...
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Relatives of Sheikh Sulieman Ghanem, 75, center, surround him as he receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was injured during an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
November 25, 2017 - 5:52 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Egypt's chief prosecutor says in a statement that the attack on a Sinai mosque has killed 305 people, including 27 children. In a statement Saturday, Nabil Sadeq says the attack a day earlier also left 126 people wounded...
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