- Iran appeals to US to ease up on European finances for trade Updated: May-31-16 9:21 am
HELSINKI - Iran's foreign minister has appealed to the United States to refrain from "retribution" against European banks that want to do business with his country as it opens up to global trade ties.
- AP FACT CHECK: Some Clinton email misstatements Updated: May-31-16 9:21 am
ST. LOUIS - Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week.
- Chad's ex-dictator convicted, sentenced to life for abuses Updated: May-30-16 2:26 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Former Chad dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty Monday of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes during his rule and he was sentenced to life in prison, ending a trial more than 15 years in the making.
- Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel Updated: May-28-16 12:31 pm
CAIRO - The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions.
- The Latest: US diplomat overjoyed at Ukraine pilot's release Updated: May-25-16 2:00 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko (all times local):
- China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing Updated: May-24-16 10:24 am
BEIJING - Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday.
- Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff Updated: May-23-16 1:11 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's leader on Monday reiterated his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, seeking to persuade critics that he remains committed to peace as he prepares to bring a polarizing hardliner into his Cabinet.
- Official: Iran to try to 'speed up' held Lebanese man's case Updated: May-23-16 7:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iran "will try to speed up" the case involving a detained U.S. permanent resident who advocates Internet freedom, an official said Monday, making the first government acknowledgement of the man's detention.
- Wild US election fascinates, worries Iran after nuclear deal Updated: May-23-16 4:17 am
TEHRAN, Iran - After decades of officially-imposed detachment from the "Great Satan," Iranians are this time transfixed by the wild U.S. presidential campaign, mindful that the next White House occupant could have direct impact on their lives.
- US Secretary of State Kerry urges further reforms in Myanmar Updated: May-22-16 3:11 pm
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Myanmar's new civilian-led government to complete the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy by implementing further reforms to enshrine free markets, development and human rights.
- The Latest: Pakistan informed of drone hit on Taliban leader Updated: May-22-16 1:16 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Latest on the killing of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a drone strike (all times local):
- Congo's political crisis stokes fears of widespread violence Updated: May-20-16 10:18 am
WASHINGTON - A simmering political crisis in Congo that the U.S. and its allies have been unable to defuse is stoking fears in Congress that one of Africa's largest countries is on the verge of slipping into widespread violence.
- US again tells European banks trade with Iran is OK Updated: May-19-16 8:06 pm
BRUSSELS - The United States and its partners in the Iran nuclear talks are trying anew to convince European banks and businesses that now-legal trade with the Islamic Republic won't be punished.
- Kerry says he will attend Mideast peace meeting in France Updated: May-19-16 12:48 pm
BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he will attend an upcoming French-hosted meeting of foreign ministers aimed at restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
- Correction: Armenia-Azerbaijan story Updated: May-18-16 3:01 pm
VIENNA - In a story May 17 about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the size of Nagorno-Karabakh. The region is 4,400 square kilometers (1,700 square miles), not 12,000 square kilometers (4,400 square miles).
- Kerry in Cairo for talks on Egypt's politics, Mideast peace Updated: May-18-16 9:49 am
CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was holding talks Wednesday with Egyptian officials on the country's political situation and to explore Egypt's ideas for supporting a new Israeli-Palestinian peace bid.
- Modest goals set in bid to save Syria truce, peace talks Updated: May-17-16 11:33 am
VIENNA - Seeking to salvage and reinforce a shaky truce, world and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try to turn the faltering pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire and boost humanitarian aid deliveries with the hope of restarting peace talks.
- Middle East peace conference in Paris delayed Updated: May-17-16 7:07 am
PARIS - An international conference in Paris aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is being delayed to June to allow U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to attend, France's president said Tuesday.
- US, other powers want to arm Libyan government Updated: May-16-16 7:19 pm
VIENNA - In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the chaos-wracked country's lawless regions.
- Israeli leader: Iran mocks WWII Holocaust, prepares another Updated: May-15-16 9:57 am
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.
- Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Syria, Libya, Yemen Updated: May-15-16 9:20 am
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, ahead of international meetings this coming week in Europe on those crises.
- Kerry heads to Mideast, Europe, Asia with Syria on his mind Updated: May-13-16 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading off on another round-the-world diplomatic mission with stops in the Middle East and Europe to focus on crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen. He then heads to Asia where he will briefly join President Barack Obama in Vietnam.
- Obama's Hiroshima trip rekindles decades-old controversies Updated: May-13-16 4:04 am
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama tours Hiroshima's haunting relics of nuclear warfare, he will be making a trip that past administrations weighed and avoided. For good reason: The hollowed core of the city's A-Bomb Dome and old photos of charred children are sure to rekindle questions of guilt and penitence for World War II's gruesome brutality.
- Navy officer fired over Iran's detention of 10 sailors Updated: May-12-16 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours.
- US says Iran open for business, but Europe's banks disagree Updated: May-12-16 2:17 pm
LONDON - The Obama administration's calls for restoring global business ties with Iran are falling flat in Europe, where risk-averse banks told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday that they don't believe they can do business in the Islamic Republic without triggering U.S. sanctions.