KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military’s top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike on a heavily contested neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least five people Saturday, while several mortar rounds slammed into a residential district in Damascus, leaving at least
BAGHDAD (AP) — A member of an Iraq Shiite militant group was killed in Syria, an official with the group said Saturday, highlighting how the increasingly sectarian conflict there is drawing in its fragile neighbors that already experience
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday named a Spanish Franciscan to be the No. 2 at the Vatican’s office for religious orders, his first appointment to the Vatican bureaucracy badly in need of a shakeup.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s self-appointed leader says he’s created a new council that now will choose a president to lead the country until elections can be held.
Michel Djotodia, whose fighters moved into
CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between Egyptian Muslims and Christians erupted early Saturday in a town near Cairo, leaving at least five people dead, security officials said.
Investigators said they are waiting for autopsy reports to confirm how the
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ikea says it has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium.
Ikea spokeswoman Tina Kardum said the
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said.
The statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of an Iranian opposition group have rallied in Stockholm, denouncing the Islamic Republic’s regime and urging the U.N. to better protect the group’s members in neighboring Iraq.
Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy
BEIRUT (AP) — A prominent Lebanese politician named prime minister on Saturday after receiving vast support from parliament said he will work to end divisions in Lebanon and prevent the civil war in Syria from spilling over into
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A construction magnate’s preppy son is forced to drive one of Mexico City’s battered green buses, while his spoiled sister waits tables at a cantina in a miniskirt and non-designer shoes. Their credit cards
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official is pressing the U.S. to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.
President Barack Obama pledged to shutter the prison soon after taking office but Congress opposed it, passing a
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition leader who made his name exposing official corruption says he hopes to win the next presidential election so he has the power to crack down on Russia’s “current government of thieves.”
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of ultraconservative protesters threw rocks at the residence of Iran’s top diplomat in Cairo to protest the Egyptian government’s attempt to improve ties with Tehran.
The protesters are upset about Iranian tourists who arrived
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani military officials say four soldiers and 14 militants were killed as the army launched a ground offensive in a restive valley in the northwest.
The officials say five soldiers were also wounded in
BEIRUT (AP) — A prominent Lebanese politician is poised to become the next prime minister of Lebanon this weekend after securing the support of a majority of lawmakers from across the country’s political spectrum.
President Michel Suleiman began
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government is preparing to kick Maasai tribesmen off cattle-grazing land near the country’s most famous wildlife park and will instead allow a hunting company from the United Arab Emirates to take control of
MOSCOW (AP) — North Korea has warned diplomats in its capital of Pyongyang that it can’t guarantee the safety of embassies in the event of a conflict and suggested they may want to evacuate their staff, Russia’s top