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Detained Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his release

July 28, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The lawyer of detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian said Tuesday her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Iranian... more »»

NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey's request

July 28, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general said Tuesday that the alliance "stands in strong solidarity with our ally Turkey," as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat... more »»

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

July 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been... more »»

Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex

July 28, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says troops have moved into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition. more »»

Summer camp for Iraqi Shiite boys: training to fight IS

July 28, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group. more »»

Explosion shuts down Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline

July 28, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's energy minister says an explosion on a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey caused a large fire and shut down the flow of gas. more »»

Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking

July 28, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery. more »»

US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

July 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the... more »»

Turkish bombing of Kurds carries risk of instability

July 27, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending a period of relative calm and stabilit... more »»

Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

July 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis,... more »»

WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Barack, meet Lucy

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama met an unexpected guest on the way to Monday night's state dinner at Ethiopia's National Palace — Lucy. more »»

US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

July 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the... more »»

British Lord in alleged cocaine video seeks leave of absence

July 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — House of Lords member John Sewel has requested a leave of absence while police and Parliament investigate his alleged drug use and sexual behavior. more »»

NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey's request

July 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and... more »»

Greece readies for bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

July 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government was poised Monday for the imminent start of intricate bailout discussion but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis... more »»

Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as ke... more »»

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

July 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British judge investigating the death from radioactive poisoning of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by... more »»

Yemen airstrikes resume; 15 allied fighters killed

July 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight Sunday, security officials and... more »»

US, Turkey aim for IS-free zone in northern Syria

July 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that... more »»

Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keepin... more »»

 
 

 

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