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  • Report: Iranian ship with Yemen aid has arrived in Djibouti 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - An Iranian cargo ship loaded with aid bound for Yemen arrived in Djibouti on Thursday and is anchored offshore, a U.S. official said.

  • Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:50 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board crashed into the Caribbean on Wednesday after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

  • Exxon Mobil says oil discovery off Guyana is 'significant' 
    Updated: May-20-15 4:55 pm

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Exxon Mobil Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it has made what it calls a "significant" oil discovery off Guyana in waters also claimed by Venezuela as part of a long-running border dispute between the South American countries.

  • Pakistani officials say US drone strike kills 3 militants 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:56 am

    DERA ISLAMIL KHAN, Pakistan - Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a compound in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, killing three militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday.

  • No one hurt onboard ship fired on by Iranians in Gulf 
    Updated: May-15-15 11:34 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - No one onboard a Singapore-flagged commercial tanker that was fired on by an Iranian naval patrol in the Persian Gulf was injured and the ship did not sustain serious damage, the companies responsible for it said Friday.

  • India's Modi says progress made with China on thorny issues story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 6:21 am

    BEIJING - On his first visit to China as India's prime minister, Narendra Modi said Friday that two days of talks yielded progress on issues ranging from a yawning trade imbalance to their continuing border dispute.

  • US: Iran fired on Singaporean cargo ship in Gulf 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - An Iranian naval patrol boat fired on a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an apparent attempt to disable it over a financial dispute over damage to an Iranian oil platform, a U.S. official said.

  • No breakthrough as Kerry meets Russia's Putin story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-12-15 5:06 pm

    SOCHI, Russia - The United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.

  • Macedonia charges 30 over weekend battle with militants 
    Updated: May-11-15 3:10 pm

    KUMANOVO, Macedonia - Macedonian authorities on Monday jailed 30 people captured in a weekend gun battle in a northern town that left 22 police and suspected ethnic Albanian militants dead, at a time of heightened political tension in the small Balkan country

  • US inconsistent in pressing China's banks on secrecy 
    Updated: May-11-15 6:23 am

    SHANGHAI - Counterfeiters use several of China's largest state banks as safe havens, relying on them to process credit card payments or move money beyond the reach of law enforcement in the United States, where many fake products are sold online. But the U.S. government has not taken a clear stand on whether to push Chinese banks to be more cooperative in tracing and seizing counterfeiters' money.

  • North Korea's show of force greets US diplomatic overture story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 12:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - North Korea greeted a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing the Obama administration's resolve for new nuclear talks.

  • Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis 
    Updated: May-06-15 7:31 am

    DJIBOUTI - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he'll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that has already caused thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.

  • Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 4:47 am

    YOLA, Nigeria - A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.

  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.

  • Analysis: US experts on Russia fear escalation over Ukraine 
    Updated: May-02-15 3:26 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. experts on Russia see a growing danger the crisis in Ukraine that has already taken thousands of lives could explode, although the latest cease-fire agreement has partially held.

  • Despite protests, Expo 2015 a potential diplomatic setting 
    Updated: May-01-15 2:20 pm

    MILAN - The Expo 2015 world's fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious diplomacy as it opened Friday for a six-month run, even as it also served as a lightning rod for anti-globalization protests.

  • Despite protests, Expo 2015 a potential diplomatic setting story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 1:53 pm

    MILAN - The Expo 2015 world's fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious diplomacy as it opened Friday for a six-month run, even as it also served as a lightning rod for anti-globalization protests.

  • 3 killed in Chinese town where North Koreans blamed in past 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 6:41 am

    BEIJING - China said Thursday it was investigating the killings of three villagers in a border town where North Korean guards have been accused of crossing over to commit thefts and slayings.

  • Jordan's overland trade paralyzed by Iraq, Syria border woes story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:08 am

    JABER CROSSING, Jordan - Jordan's overland trade has largely been paralyzed by recent border attacks from insurgents in neighboring Syria and Iraq - a spillover of regional turmoil threatening a close Western ally that has thus far succeeded in fending off Islamic militants.

  • Israel, New Zealand resolve diplomatic spat over new envoy 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 7:08 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel and New Zealand have resolved a diplomatic dispute that had prevented New Zealand's new ambassador from taking up his post for more than half a year.

  • Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 2:44 pm

    TERESPOL, Poland - Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.

  • Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 5:26 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.