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The Latest: Hezbollah says Syrian government 'will stay on'

August 13, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):

8:35 p.m. more »»

Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

August 13, 2017

SOUF, Jordan (AP) — The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve i... more »»

Kenyan opposition leader urges followers to skip work Monday

August 13, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru... more »»

Egypt detains train workers 15 days over crash

August 13, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prosecution ordered on Sunday the detention of four people including two train drivers for 15 days over a deadly train crash near the coastal city of Alexandria that killed 4... more »»

The Latest: Threat of ethnic violence looms in Nairobi slum

August 13, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya following its elections (all times local):

7:10 p.m. more »»

Kenyan opposition leader calls for mourning after clashes

August 13, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday in a protest against the country's disputed election and police killings of rioters, even a... more »»

Taliban seize key district in northern Afghan province

August 13, 2017

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says that Taliban insurgents have seized control of a district headquarters in northern Faryab province. more »»

Russia says Syrian government doubled territory it controls

August 13, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government has increased the size of the territory under its control by 2 ½ times in just two months, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Sunday, as Syrian forces... more »»

Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to Somalia government

August 13, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the governmen. more »»

Kuwait battles oil spill in Persian Gulf waters

August 13, 2017

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait battled Sunday to control an oil spill off its southern coast that stained its beaches, threatened to damage power plants and water stations, and left long black slicks... more »»

American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up

August 13, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden. more »»

Kenya gets respite from election violence that killed 24

August 13, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan areas that were hit by deadly election violence were quiet on Sunday, with many people attending church services and police patrolling some streets. more »»

Amid criticism, UK government tries to show unity on Brexit

August 13, 2017

LONDON (AP) — The British government tried to fight back Sunday against criticisms that it is divided and unprepared for Brexit, saying it will set out detailed plans for the U.K. more »»

Russia says Syrian government doubles territory it controls

August 13, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says the Syrian government has increased the size of the territory under its control by 2 1/2 times in just two months. more »»

IS claims Karbala attack on Iraqi troops

August 13, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — A statement from the Islamic State group claims responsibility for an attack on Iraqi troops outside Karbala that left one dead.

Iraqi Brig. Gen. more »»

Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

August 13, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament overwhelmingly has voted to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in response to recent new American... more »»

Kuwait says oil spill strikes its waters in Persian Gulf

August 13, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait says an oil spill has struck its waters in the Persian Gulf. more »»

The Latest: Venezuelan opposition mum on Trump military talk

August 12, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local):

4:05 p.m. more »»

Submarine owner detained over journalist's disappearance

August 12, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court ordered the owner of an amateur-built submarine Saturday held in pre-trial detention for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish... more »»

Suicide bomber kills 15 in southwestern Pakistan

August 12, 2017

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a military truck Saturday with a bomb killing eight soldiers and seven civilians in the southwestern city of Quetta, an official... more »»

 
 
 

 

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