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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A human rights group says an Iranian-American art gallery manager and his wife have been detained in Iran, the...
Kerry: US, Russia studying new ideas to stop Syria fighting

ROME — The United States and Russia are studying new ways to break a monthslong diplomatic deadlock over how to stop the fighting in...
Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team

KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudan is experiencing ethnic cleansing in several parts of the country and risks becoming a Rwanda-like catastrophe, a team of...
Empowered Shiite militias poised to dominate key Iraq town

AIN AL-JEHESH, Iraq — On the road to Tal Afar, an Iraqi city near Syria that's been key to sectarian catastrophes in both countries...
Iraqi troops bring to 23 districts retaken in Mosul

BAGHDAD — Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul seized a new neighborhood on Friday and took full...
UN expert says torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup

ANKARA, Turkey — Sweeping security measures adopted in Turkey after a failed July 15 coup attempt created an environment conducive to the torture and...
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — In a planned move, Denmark is pulling back its F-16 fighter jet squadron from an international coalition fighting the Islamic State...
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BENGHAZI, Libya — Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the...
The Latest: Syrian army clears town near capital of rebels

BEIRUT — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): ...
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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has asked that a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of...

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