• Jewish leader asks Michelin to taste Israeli cuisine

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of an umbrella organization representing world Jewry has asked the Michelin travel guide company to evaluate Israeli restaurants with its famous rating system, implying that the decision to omit the country may be political.

  • In this April 21, 2016, photo, Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson talks at The Associated Press's bureau in Albuquerque about her agency's new campaign to battle child abuse. Featuring slick commercials starring Albuquerque-born UFC fighter Carlos Condit and images of children from New Mexico's Hispanic neighborhoods and American Indian Reservations, the "Pull Together" campaign seeks to engage parents and create a movement to transform the way residents sees child abuse in the state. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    The Latest: New Mexico bishops attack anti-child abuse push

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico campaign aimed at tackling child abuse (all times local):

  • Protesters and supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans calling for governmental reforms as they wave national flags during a sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone yesterday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    The Latest: Iraqis announce disbanding of Green Zone protest

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq’s political crisis (all times local):

  • Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans calling for governmental reforms as they wave national flags before ending their sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anti-government protesters temporarily ended their mass demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday and began an orderly withdrawal a day after tearing down walls around the government district and invading parliament. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraq: PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days — a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people.

  • IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said.

  • This image made from video released by Qasion News Agency, a media opposition platform that relies on a network of activists on the ground, on Friday, April 29, 2016 shows people scrambling through rubble following airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria. Insurgents shelled a mosque in a government-held neighborhood of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria's largest city — even as the army unilaterally declared a brief truce in other parts of the country. (Qasion News Agency via AP)

    After brief lull, new air raids over Syrian city of Aleppo

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian army and rebels unleashed deadly new attacks on each other Friday in Aleppo, with insurgents shelling a mosque during weekly prayers and government airstrikes hitting opposition neighborhoods in escalating bloodshed the U.N. decried as a “monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties.”

  • The Facebook page of Roopbaan magazine, a LGTB rights publication, is seen on the screen of a cell phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 28, 2016. The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country's already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers their status to be criminal, rights groups said. (AP Photo)

    New killings in Bangladesh leave LGBT community full of fear

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The killing of two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital has driven the country’s already secretive and small gay community underground, wondering if they can trust a government that considers their status to be criminal, rights groups said.