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On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria's Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir...

‘We dare not squander the moment:’ Zimbabwe’s new leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans must set aside "poisoned" politics and work together to rebuild the nation and re-engage the world, new President Emmerson...

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming...

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a...

Tillerson says Ukraine key sticking point in US-Russia ties

VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russia...

UN to vote on rival resolutions on chemical weapons in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is calling for a vote Thursday on a resolution to extend the mandate of experts trying to...

Polish finance chief Morawiecki to be new prime minister

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister resigned Thursday and will be replaced by Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, as the conservative ruling party took...

Iraqi forces retake the country’s last IS-held town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the...

Bangladesh condemns US attack in which citizen is suspect

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government condemned an attack on New York City's subway system, as it emerged that the suspect is an immigrant...

Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of...

Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

BEIRUT (AP) — At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid...

Pomp and pageantry for Trump in Beijing before tough talks

BEIJING (AP) — China rolled out the red carpet for President Donald Trump on Thursday, treating him to an elaborate welcome ceremony on the...

Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. refugee chief sharply criticized the Security Council and world leaders Thursday for failing to prevent and resolve conflicts...

Venezuela arrests top oil officials in corruption probe

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two former top officials in a widening corruption probe into the state-run oil industry that...

Spain judge jails Catalan ministers, mulls leader’s arrest

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge jailed nine former members of Catalonia's separatist government Thursday and was deliberating a possible international arrest warrant for...

Trump lands in South Korea to pressure the North

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, beginning a two-day visit centered on pressuring the...

NKorea launches ICBM in possibly its longest-range test yet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After 2 ½ months of relative peace, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, a presumed...

15 UN peacekeepers killed, over 50 hurt in Congo attack

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed...

Militants attack Egyptian mosque, kill at least 235 people

CAIRO (AP) — In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with...

Belgium hopes to act on warrant for hiding Catalan leader

BRUSSELS (AP) — The ousted leader of Catalonia remained the subject of a European arrest warrant Saturday as questions mounted over how long he...

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