- Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm
BEIRUT - Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.
- Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece's crisis Updated: Feb-05-16 8:59 am
ATHENS, Greece - Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country's pension system would be in trouble. For debt-hobbled, unemployment-plagued Greece, it's a nightmare.
- Analysis: Pause in Syrian talks shows peace remains elusive Updated: Feb-04-16 2:05 pm
BEIRUT - It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva would break off in recrimination.
- Egypt's top auditor faces backlash over corruption findings Updated: Jan-28-16 2:14 am
CAIRO - Egypt's top auditor ignited an uproar when he estimated that corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Yet the anger was not directed against the government or even long-established oligarchs, but at the auditor himself.
- Nigeria violates rights, ignores military violations: HRW Updated: Jan-27-16 10:13 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Human Rights Watch says Nigeria's new government is violating rights on many fronts in its fight against Boko Haram's Islamic uprising and in bringing corrupt politicians to book.
- Video of Egyptians giving police condom balloons goes viral Updated: Jan-27-16 1:17 am
CAIRO - A video showing a reporter and an actor handing Egyptian policemen condom balloons on the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising received more than 1 million views online but could land them in jail.
- Former Burundian president to UN: Investigate mass graves Updated: Jan-22-16 5:21 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Members of the U.N. Security Council should help investigate allegations of mass graves amid a wave of extrajudicial killings in Burundi, a former president said Friday as council members visited the turbulent country and met with its current president.
- Deadly clashes erupt between police, protesters in Kashmir Updated: Jan-20-16 9:14 am
SRINAGAR, India - Violent clashes between police and protesters erupted Wednesday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, leaving a man dead and two others wounded, officials said.
- For 2nd day in row, protest turns violent in Haiti capital Updated: Jan-19-16 10:16 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - For a second straight day, opposition protesters erected burning roadblocks and shattered windows in a section of Haiti's capital on Tuesday to press for new elections less than a week before a Jan. 24 presidential and legislative runoff.
- Head of Venezuela's new opposition congress ready to fight Updated: Jan-13-16 6:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Leaning back in the mahogany chair that belonged to his imposing socialist predecessor, new congress boss Henry Ramos doesn't seem worried about being branded an out-of-touch conservative intent on burying the memory of late President Hugo Chavez and ousting his successor.
- Clashes occur at funeral of rebel commander in Kashmir Updated: Jan-12-16 4:37 am
SRINAGAR, India - Clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday as police fired tear gas to stop thousands of people from marching in a funeral procession of a rebel commander killed in a clash with government forces.