- Russian Embassy shelled in Syria as insurgents hit back Updated: Oct-13-15 2:40 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled Tuesday as pro-government demonstrators gathered outside, and Syria's largest insurgent coalition announced an offensive to counter Moscow's airstrikes that have injected new fury in the conflict.
- UK police removed from embassy where Assange holed up Updated: Oct-12-15 11:52 am
LONDON - British police on Monday removed a round-the-clock guard from outside the Ecuadorean Embassy hideout of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying it wasn't "proportionate" to keep up the operation when no end to the three-year stalemate is in sight.
- Expats spooked after 2 foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh Updated: Oct-09-15 5:45 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.
- Kosovo opposition disrupts parliament with tear gas Updated: Oct-08-15 12:25 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo - Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo disrupted parliament's session on Thursday, using tear gas and whistles to protest the government's recent EU-sponsored deal with Serbia giving the country's Serb-majority areas greater powers.
- US official: Ending embargo of Cuba will take time Updated: Oct-07-15 11:10 pm
HAVANA - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker wrapped up her visit to Cuba on Wednesday by saying both sides need to learn more about each other as they work to improve relations.
- Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority? Updated: Oct-07-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.
- Nepal government, protesters discuss size of states Updated: Oct-07-15 8:58 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Negotiators from Nepal's government and the main group protesting the country's new constitution discussed the main issue of the size of proposed states on Wednesday, but said little progress was made in their second day of talks.
- Saudi blogger's wife protests at Saudi Embassy in Vienna Updated: Oct-06-15 10:16 am
VIENNA - The wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has joined a small group of protesters in front of the Saudi Embassy in Vienna to demand his release.
- Iran: No.2 official in Bahrain Embassy must leave in 3 days Updated: Oct-02-15 3:53 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state media is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has ordered a senior Bahraini diplomat to leave Iranian territory in 72 hours.
- Christian evangelicals in Jerusalem show love for Israel Updated: Oct-01-15 2:49 am
JERUSALEM - Thousands of evangelical Christians from more than 80 countries descended upon Jerusalem this week to show their support for the Jewish state, including pilgrims and politicians from countries with a history of hostility toward Israel.
- Islamic State group says it guns down Italian in Bangladesh Updated: Sep-29-15 5:06 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group that monitors jihadist threats, while the government said it had no evidence to back up that claim.
- Former POW returning to Japan Updated: Sep-26-15 2:56 pm
SANDPOINT, Idaho - Put yourself in his boots: A young Marine radio operator, still in his teens, stationed in Peking, China. He was part of a small, 130-man support unit stationed at the U.S. Embassy there. The young staff sergeant and his fellow soldiers "lived like kings" for more than a year after he enlisted and was sent from San Francisco to China in 1939.
- 3 people detained in Malaysia after terrorism warnings Updated: Sep-25-15 6:05 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police said Friday they detained three men, including two foreigners, for questioning over their possible involvement in terrorism after the U.S. and Australian embassies warned of a potential attack at a popular hawker street in Kuala Lumpur.
- Cruz pushes Senate on renaming street for Chinese dissident Updated: Sep-24-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Shortly before Chinese President Xi Jinping's arrival in the United States Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to back renaming a Washington street after a Chinese dissident.
- Court: Banks must release Sudanese funds in USS Cole lawsuit Updated: Sep-23-15 12:25 pm
NEW YORK - New York banks holding frozen Sudanese accounts must release assets to satisfy a $314 million judgment stemming from injuries to sailors in the USS Cole bombing, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
- The Latest: Pope Francis settles in for first night in US Updated: Sep-22-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local:
- US, Cuban diplomats meet at Haiti hospital to provide care Updated: Sep-17-15 6:27 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - American and Cuban diplomats met Thursday at a hospital outside Haiti's capital where U.S. medical teams were providing free care to poor families.
- Saudi diplomat accused of raping 2 women leaves India Updated: Sep-17-15 5:51 am
NEW DELHI - A Saudi Arabian diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two Nepalese maids has left India under cover of diplomatic immunity, while Nepal on Thursday called for justice for the women.
- In fight over embassy security site, Virginia leads Georgia Updated: Sep-16-15 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Three years after the Benghazi attack, the Obama administration and Republicans in Congress still haven't agreed on where to build a consolidated Diplomatic Security training center that both say is critical for protecting American embassies and consulates around the world.
- Syrian refugees seek new passports as a ticket to Europe Updated: Sep-16-15 12:27 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - A months-old Syrian government decision to start issuing passports to Syrians who fled their war-ravaged country is quietly contributing to the large exodus of refugees to Europe.
- French embassy in Rome shows off frescoes after face-lift Updated: Sep-16-15 10:18 am
ROME - Tourists in Rome can admire 400-year-old frescoes in the French embassy after a restoration that has imbued the works with fresh splendor.
- With passport returned, Ai Weiwei attends London exhibition Updated: Sep-15-15 10:12 am
LONDON - It was an unexpected photo opportunity, as Ai Weiwei stood inside London's Royal Academy of Arts Tuesday surrounded by 20 years' worth of his artworks.
- Syrian refugees' misery fuels desperation to reach Europe Updated: Sep-13-15 4:06 pm
DEIR ZANOUN, Lebanon - Both women fled Syria after their normal lives were destroyed in the country's civil war. Both are desperate to start a new life and see Europe as their best hope. But their fortunes are a world apart.