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Turkey, once touted as regional model, is mired in tension

July 27, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North... more »»

IS suicide attack in mostly Kurdish Syria town kills 44

July 27, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A suicide bomber riding an empty livestock truck laden with explosives blew himself up Wednesday in a crowded district in the predominantly Kurdish town of Qamishli in... more »»

Chilling details of France church attack as hostage speaks

July 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — More horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church even as the country's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting... more »»

Pope Francis: The world's at war, but not a war of religions

July 27, 2016

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of... more »»

Iraq: Attacks kill at least 14; province takes on militants

July 27, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a series of attacks Wednesday in and around Baghdad, killing at least 14 people, officials said. more »»

The Latest: German bomber may have detonated inadvertently

July 27, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):

3:45 p.m. more »»

Minister: Bavaria bomber in online chat before attack

July 27, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up at a bar in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately before the... more »»

Pope Francis travels to Poland to meet world Catholic youth

July 27, 2016

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis is traveling to Poland to meet young Catholics from around the globe and visit the Auschwitz death camp and many Catholic places in this deeply religious nation. more »»

Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

July 27, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities issued warrants Wednesday for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists at the Zaman newspaper, which was associated with the U.. more »»

Hostage: Attackers forced my husband to film slain priest

July 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic... more »»

Witnesses say South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near UN camp

July 27, 2016

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed... more »»

US Marine Corps horse honored for Korean War valor

July 27, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery.

Sgt. more »»

IS says it's behind attack that killed 44 in northern Syria

July 27, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria's state-run news agency and... more »»

Syrian media raise death toll from attack in north to 44

July 27, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency has raised the death toll from what it says was a twin bombing that struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in the country's north to 44 killed. more »»

European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

July 27, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a yea. more »»

Gunmen in Armenia take paramedics hostage

July 27, 2016

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they came in to help the wounded following... more »»

Israeli military says it killed suspect behind deadly ambush

July 27, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces tracked down a group of suspects behind the deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that... more »»

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

July 27, 2016

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled. more »»

Japan police send suspect in stabbing spree to prosecutors

July 27, 2016

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — The suspect in a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled in Japan was being transferred Wednesday from a local police statio... more »»

Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Dem, GOP conventions

July 27, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's 30 chapters long and almost nobody has read it, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is the unlikely villain at both political conventions. more »»

The Latest: Shocked French town honors slain priest

July 26, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a French church claimed by Islamic State group (all times local):

10:30 p.m. more »»



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