- Guatemala tries 2 for alleged abuse of women in civil war Updated: Feb-01-16 3:36 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - A retired military officer and a former paramilitary have gone on trial in Guatemala for alleged abuses against women during the Central American nation's long and bloody civil war.
- US official visits northern Syrian town of Kobani Updated: Feb-01-16 3:35 pm
BAGHDAD - President Barack Obama's envoy to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said he visited northern Syria over the weekend to review the ongoing fight against the extremist group, marking the first visit by a senior administration official to Syria since the beginning of the U.S.-led campaign against IS in August 2014.
- Belgians, French meet to improve counterterrorism efforts Updated: Feb-01-16 3:27 pm
BRUSSELS - The prime ministers of Belgium and France vowed Monday to reinforce counterterrorism cooperation, with French Premier Manuel Valls warning it is only a matter of time before the next attack by violent extremists against Europeans occurs.
- UN envoy declares 'official beginning' to Syria peace talks Updated: Feb-01-16 3:15 pm
GENEVA - The U.N. special envoy for Syria announced the official start of peace talks Monday between the Syrian government and opposition leaders, hoping to keep a wobbly process alive and compel world powers who helped set the stage for the talks to do more to bring about a cease-fire in a five-year war.
- Russia beefs up air group in Syria with advanced fighters Updated: Feb-01-16 2:19 pm
MOSCOW - The Russian military has beefed up its air group in Syria with state-of-the art fighter jets amid tensions with Turkey.
- Israeli military partially closes main Palestinian city Updated: Feb-01-16 2:09 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Israeli military partially closed off the main Palestinian city in the West Bank on Monday, sealing off roads out of the city intermittently after a nearby shooting the day before that wounded three soldiers.
- US seeks to nix charges against Iranian man in prisoner swap Updated: Feb-01-16 1:54 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. government is urging a federal judge in New York to drop charges against an Iranian man to satisfy the terms of a prisoner swap between the countries.
- US commander: More US, coalition forces likely to fight IS Updated: Feb-01-16 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON - There is a "good potential" that more U.S. and coalition forces will be needed to fight the Islamic State group, the top commander of military operations in Iraq and Syria said Monday.
- Saudi identifies Egyptian as 2nd attacker at Shiite mosque Updated: Feb-01-16 1:35 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have identified an Egyptian national as the second attacker involved in a recent suicide bombing against a Shiite mosque.
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to hold anti-terrorism exercise Updated: Feb-01-16 1:09 pm
KITTERY, Maine - Security forces at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will undergo anti-terrorism training and drills this week at the Kittery dockyard.
- UN rights chief: Turkey must probe shooting of civilians Updated: Feb-01-16 12:33 pm
GENEVA - The U.N. human rights chief called on Turkey on Monday to investigate the alleged shooting of unarmed people in southeastern Turkey that turned up in "extremely shocking" footage posted online last week.
- UN: Violence kills 849 across Iraq in January Updated: Feb-01-16 12:08 pm
BAGHDAD - The United Nations says violence has claimed the lives of 849 Iraqis in January, down slightly from 980 the previous month.
- Mystery surrounds Muslim cleric in US mountain compound Updated: Feb-01-16 11:47 am
SAYLORSBURG, Pennsylvania - The influential Muslim cleric lives quietly on a gated 26-acre compound in the Pocono Mountains, where he prays, works, meets admirers and watches from afar as terrorism accusations that have landed him on Turkey's most-wanted list unfold in court.
- Suicide bombing in Afghan capital kills at least 9 Updated: Feb-01-16 11:40 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber killed at least nine and wounded 12 in an attack on a police base in Kabul on Monday, an Afghan official said.
- UN chief reiterates Israel settlement criticism in NYT op-ed Updated: Feb-01-16 11:21 am
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Israeli criticism of attacks on its settlement policy unsustainable in an opinion piece published Sunday by The New York Times, doubling down on comments that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said justified terrorism.
- Shootouts claim 8 lives in Mexican city across from Texas Updated: Feb-01-16 11:14 am
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - Eight people including a 13-year-old girl were killed in a string of shootouts between gunmen and security forces that caused panic in the border city of Matamoros, Mexican authorities said.
- British woman who took toddler to join IS jailed for 6 years Updated: Feb-01-16 9:49 am
LONDON - A judge sentenced a British woman on Monday to six years in prison for going to Syria to live under the rule of the Islamic State group.
- Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party Updated: Feb-01-16 9:24 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - For a generation and more, they were the persistent, often persecuted opposition. On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party took a momentous step toward becoming Myanmar's government.
- 10 years on, AP photographer remembers Pulitzer moment Updated: Feb-01-16 9:12 am
JERUSALEM - Ten years ago today, AP photographer Oded Balilty captured the powerful image of a Jewish settler woman defying Israeli soldiers as they forcibly removed her from a West Bank settlement.
- Violence in Afghanistan forces Obama to rethink troop levels Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
WASHINGTON - Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim.
- In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region Updated: Jan-29-16 5:40 am
BEIRUT - In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war.
- UN: Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections in 2016 Updated: Jan-28-16 11:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Somalia said the Cabinet agreed Thursday on a model for elections later this year, calling the long-awaited decision "an important milestone" for the impoverished Horn of Africa nation grappling with Islamic extremist insurgents.
- The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):
- Top Greek theater scraps play that quoted terrorist's book Updated: Jan-28-16 12:42 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's prestigious National Theater has canceled the final performances of a play that included elements from a book by a convicted far-left terrorist, following complaints and threats.
- 3 soldiers killed in Mali's north in explosion, attack Updated: Jan-28-16 11:19 am
TIMBUKTU, Mali - A Mali army spokesman says that at least two soldiers died in an explosion and another in an attack in the country's north.