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Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

August 10, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack... more »»

Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan

August 10, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how... more »»

China set to begin demolishing mosque despite Hui protests

August 10, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in northwestern China were poised to begin demolition of a mosque Friday despite protests by hundreds of members of the country's Muslim Hui ethnic minority determined... more »»

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

August 10, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its... more »»

Myanmar snubs Hague court's intervention in Rohingya crisis

August 10, 2018

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar sharply rejected an attempt by the International Criminal Court to consider the country's culpability for activities that caused 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims t... more »»

Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help

August 10, 2018

KAYANGAN, Indonesia (AP) — Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years. more »»

Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

August 10, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Women's groups across Latin America vowed to keep fighting for a right to abortion despite the Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill early Thursday that would have... more »»

Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. more »»

France: 1,600 evacuated as flash floods threaten camp sites

August 9, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters evacuated about 1,600 people, most of them campers, in three regions of southern France where heavy rain caused flash flooding and... more »»

US judge halts deportation, threatens Sessions with contempt

August 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday halted a deportation in progress and threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt if the mother and daughter weren't returned to the... more »»

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

August 9, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. more »»

The Latest: Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached

August 9, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):

11:42 p.m. more »»

NATO's top general visits candidate member Macedonia

August 9, 2018

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — NATO's top military officer is visiting Macedonia, which hopes to join the alliance once a landmark deal with neighboring Greece to rename itself North Macedonia has been... more »»

Israeli leaders plot response as Gaza violence persists

August 9, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister convened his Security Cabinet late Thursday to plot a response to a new burst of violence with Gaza militants, ordering the army to take unspecified... more »»

The Latest: Israeli army instructed to take 'strong action'

August 9, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local):

10 p.m. more »»

Estonia halts NATO air drills after jet misfires missile

August 9, 2018

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's defense minister has ordered a halt to NATO air exercises in Estonia pending an investigation after a missile was accidentally fired over the Baltic country's airspace b... more »»

Poles want coal jobs protected amid green energy shift

August 9, 2018

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish trade union leaders and government officials at a climate conference called Thursday for nations to protect industrial jobs and be given the freedom to choose their... more »»

Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup

August 9, 2018

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro on Thursday issued an international arrest warrant for a former CIA agent for alleged involvement in what the government said was a failed pro-Russia coup... more »»

The Latest: UN says civil war has cost Syria $388B in damage

August 9, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

8:20 p.m. more »»

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

August 9, 2018

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum said Thursday that it is returning to Iraq eight 5,000-year-old antiquities that were looted after the U.S.-led 2003 invasion of the countr. more »»

 
 

 

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