- Russia fires cruise missiles from warships into Syria Updated: Oct-07-15 2:36 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.
- Battling IS, Iraqi Kurdish fighters exposed to mustard gas Updated: Oct-07-15 2:05 pm
IRBIL, Iraq - Several Iraqi Kurdish troops tested positive for mustard gas after battles this summer with the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, a spokesman for the paramilitary group said Wednesday.
- The Latest: US aircraft rerouted over Syria, avoids Russians Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
BEIRUT - The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).
- Turkey demands that Russia respect its borders Updated: Oct-07-15 9:31 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister demanded Wednesday that Russia respect Turkey's borders, saying the nation won't "make any concessions" on matters of border security, after two Russian warplanes strayed into Turkish airspace over the weekend.
- Nasty Air France labor dispute drags in French government Updated: Oct-06-15 9:23 am
PARIS - The union activists chanted "Naked, naked" as they singled out two Air France executives and ripped off their suit jackets and shirts, and suddenly the French government found itself drawn into a violent labor dispute unusual even in a country with habitually nasty relations between management and staff.
- US officials question Russian flight incursion into Turkey Updated: Oct-05-15 12:13 pm
MADRID - The U.S. does not believe Russia's incursion into Turkey's airspace was an accident, a senior U.S. official said Monday, adding that urgent talks are underway on what to do about the weekend incident.
- India to Pakistan: 'Give up terrorism' and we can talk Updated: Oct-01-15 3:38 pm
NEW YORK - India delivered a blunt response Thursday to a peace proposal from Pakistan at the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N.: "Give up terrorism" and we can talk.
- High court to hear Iranian bank appeal over $1.75B judgment Updated: Oct-01-15 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear an appeal from Iran's central bank over a $1.75 billion judgment awarded to victims of terrorist attacks, including the 1983 bombing that killed 241 American soldiers in Lebanon.
- East Timor primed for legal tussle with Australia Updated: Sep-30-15 8:31 pm
NEW YORK - Thirteen years after winning independence from Indonesia, East Timor has to wage another struggle for justice with a more powerful neighbor - but this time in the courts, the nation's prime minister says.
- At UN, Pakistan PM proposes peace initiative with India Updated: Sep-30-15 2:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday proposed a new peace initiative with historical rival India.
- Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs Updated: Sep-29-15 8:10 am
NEW YORK - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin's first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.
- AP Interview: Ukrainian president pins hopes on UN talks Updated: Sep-28-15 12:18 am
NEW YORK - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he wants Monday's planned meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin to lead to better implementation of an accord aimed at halting war in eastern Ukraine.
- France carries out airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State Updated: Sep-27-15 1:40 pm
PARIS - Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria in a five-hour operation on Sunday, President Francois Hollande announced, making good on a promise to go after the group that he has said is planning attacks against several countries, including France.
- Venezuela president says he'll meet with Guyana leader at UN Updated: Sep-25-15 6:13 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he plans to meet with Guyanese President David Granger in New York to discuss a border dispute between the two South American nations.
- Rouhani, meeting editors, hopes for better US relations Updated: Sep-25-15 4:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is holding out the possibility for improved relations with the United States if the international nuclear deal that has caused controversy in both the U.S. and Iran gets fully implemented later this year.
- Guyana launches military exercises amid Venezuela dispute Updated: Sep-25-15 10:24 am
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Guyana is conducting military exercises as relations with neighboring Venezuela sour over a border dispute.
- Venezuela, Colombia trade insults as border crisis deepens Updated: Sep-09-15 10:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - An angry President Nicolas Maduro warned his Colombian counterpart on Wednesday that he had made a "serious mistake" by saying Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution was self-destructing, as the heated rhetoric between the leaders reached new heights.
- The Latest: Senate airs partisan divide over Iran deal Updated: Sep-09-15 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest as debate on the Iran nuclear deal opens in Congress and grips the 2016 presidential campaign. All times local (EDT):
- US dentist who killed Cecil the lion set to return to work Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion sparked a global backlash emerged for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.