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  • The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summit story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 2:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism - the Islamic State in particular - and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):

  • France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:14 pm

    PARIS - With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.

  • Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:24 pm

    PARIS - A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons.

  • Obama rejects Russian approach to ending Syrian war 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is rejecting Russia's military campaign in Syria, saying it fails to distinguish between terrorist groups and moderate rebel forces with a legitimate interest in a negotiated end to the civil war.

  • The Latest: Hollande: Only 1 of Russia's raids hit IS story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:03 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 2:17 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk.

  • Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.

  • Russia confounds US with Syria military moves story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 4:04 pm

    NEW YORK - Now, 1,506 days since the Obama administration first declared that Syrian President Bashar Assad's "days are numbered," he's still there, and a convergence of Western trepidation and Russian resolve could strengthen his position further. But it also could set the stage for a long-sought political transition leading to the end of the Assad family's 45-year rule.

  • The Latest: Russia says not invited to strike in Iraq story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:01 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • Russia begins airstrikes in Syria, but West disputes targets story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 1:16 am

    MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, President Bashar Assad.

  • The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • Syria's Assad welcomes Russian decision on sending troops 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 8:01 am

    DAMASCUS, Syria - The office of Syrian President Bashar Assad is welcoming Russia's decision to send troops to Syria, saying the military support came at the request of Damascus.

  • AP Interview: NATO chief urges Russia to be constructive story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is calling on Russia to play a constructive role in restoring peace in war-ravaged Syria.

  • In year of diplomatic triumphs, Obama still dogged by Syria story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:35 pm

    NEW YORK - In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis.

  • Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • Everybody's late for UN chief's lunch - even the chief story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 12:28 am

    UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Barack Obama glided into the secretary-general's lunch for world leaders more than 20 minute late, glad-handing presidents and potentates as he made his way to the head table. President Vladimir Putin arrived even later, while the U.N. chief was speaking before making a toast, so the Russian leader walked quickly to his seat - a chair away from Obama.

  • US says states pledge 40,000-plus troops to UN peacekeeping story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 8:08 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - President Barack Obama on Monday announced notable steps to upgrade U.N peacekeeping, with his administration saying more than 50 countries have pledged to contribute more than 40,000 new troops and police to serve in some of the world's most volatile areas.

  • Russian media talk up Putin's speech story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 2:11 pm

    MOSCOW - In an hours-long marathon of commentary, Russia's two main TV stations on Monday talked up President Vladimir Putin's speech at the U.N. General Assembly as tough and uncompromising.

  • AP Interview: Libya says Parliament will go past deadline story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:49 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The leader of Libya's parliament says the elected House of Representatives will continue talks past the Oct. 20 deadline for its mandate to expire if a peace deal with the divided country's rival government isn't reached by then.

  • News Guide: A look at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 8:35 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The annual U.N. General Assembly ministerial meeting is always a major event, but this year's is extraordinary. It could bring a record number of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, who hasn't attended in years. Most of the attention will be on Putin and President Barack Obama who will have their own separate meeting in New York at a time of tensions over Russia's military involvement in Syria.

  • AP Interview: Kazakhstan sees unity as key to battling IS 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 1:15 am

    NEW YORK - Political divisions prevent the global community from reversing the rise of the Islamic State group, Kazakhstan's top diplomat said, urging world leaders to unite efforts to combat extremism.

  • AP Interview: Ukrainian president pins hopes on UN talks story has photos
    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.

  • War on IS a focus of UN General Assembly amid stalemate story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm

    NEW YORK - When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly this week, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group.

  • After success with Iran, pope, next stop for Obama is UN story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 3:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Fresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the U.N. General Assembly.

  • US acts to open dialogue with Iran about Syria, Yemen crises story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:37 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. took steps Saturday to open a dialogue with Iran and others about the crises in Syria and Yemen.