- State Dept. advises US citizens against going to Mali Updated: Dec-01-15 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department is warning U.S. citizens against traveling to Mali and is authorizing the voluntary departure of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in the African nation's capital.
- Malaysian pleads guilty to indecent assault in New Zealand Updated: Nov-30-15 1:13 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand after earlier leaving the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity pleaded guilty Monday to indecent assault.
- Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule Updated: Nov-27-15 3:14 pm
HAVANA - Hundreds of angry Cubans confronted police and Ecuadoran embassy officials in an unusual display of public discontent on Friday after the surprise announcement of a new visa requirement aimed at choking off this year's historic overland emigration of Cubans across more than 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of South and Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico.
- Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey Updated: Nov-27-15 10:53 am
ISTANBUL - Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.
- Sudan accuses Egyptian police of abusing its citizens Updated: Nov-25-15 1:53 pm
CAIRO - The Sudanese Embassy in Cairo has accused Egyptian authorities of unlawfully detaining and beating 16 Sudanese over the past six weeks, charges denied by Egypt.
- The Latest: France says it has struck IS center in Iraq Updated: Nov-24-15 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group:
- US Embassy mocks Russian paper over fake letter Updated: Nov-19-15 3:21 pm
MOSCOW - The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has mocked a Russian daily that has accused Washington of conspiring to brand some Russian officials as gays, by correcting mistakes in a fake letter the newspaper mentioned as proof.
- Senate confirms veteran diplomat as US ambassador to Libya Updated: Nov-19-15 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to Libya - the country in North Africa where four Americans, including then-Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in 2012.
- British police arrest man in 1984 killing of policewoman Updated: Nov-19-15 8:03 am
LONDON - British police on Thursday announced "the first significant arrest" in the 1984 killing of London policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy in an incident that solidified Libya's reputation as a rogue state.
- Timeline of key dates in Cuba-US relations Updated: Nov-19-15 3:30 am
Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:
- Obama says US taking Jordan attack 'very seriously' Updated: Nov-09-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said the U.S. was taking "very seriously" a deadly attack in Jordan on Monday, and American officials said two of those killed in the attack were U.S. government employees.
- Gunmen in Libya abduct 2 Serbian Embassy employees Updated: Nov-08-15 4:16 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - Gunmen in Libya crashed into a convoy of vehicles taking Serbia's ambassador to neighboring Tunisia and then kidnapped two other embassy employees, officials said.
- Myanmar president votes in 'military country' Updated: Nov-08-15 7:26 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - President Thein Sein, the archrival of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voted Sunday in Myanmar's grandiose capital, built from scratch by the military and symbolic of its half-century of iron-fisted rule over the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.
- Mikhail Lesin, man behind RT news service, dies in US Updated: Nov-07-15 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, was found dead in an upscale Washington hotel room, police and Russian authorities said. He was 57.
- Amos Oz won't attend events hosted by Israeli embassies Updated: Nov-06-15 12:28 pm
JERUSALEM - Author Amos Oz, one of Israel's most celebrated writers, says he will no longer attend events hosted by Israeli embassies abroad, as a protest against what he says are extremist Israeli policies.
- With Roma migrants, poverty returns to Sweden Updated: Nov-06-15 9:08 am
STOCKHOLM - The evacuation of a squalid Roma camp this week has forced Sweden to come to terms with a troubling new reality: For the first time in generations, the egalitarian welfare nation is witnessing people living in abject poverty, without basic amenities such as electricity and running water.
- The Latest: US officials: Heat detected around Russian jet Updated: Nov-03-15 11:59 am
CAIRO - The latest developments after Saturday's crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. (All times local).
- Ukrainian accused of plotting attack against Russian Embassy Updated: Nov-03-15 11:53 am
LONDON - A prosecutor has accused a Ukrainian man of plotting a terror attack against the Russian Embassy in London after returning from a visit to eastern Ukraine at the height of the conflict there.
- Blogger's widow urges safe houses for writers on death lists Updated: Nov-02-15 7:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The widow of a Bangladeshi-American atheist blogger killed earlier this year decried the Bangladesh government's failure to prosecute the perpetrators of deadly attacks on writers Monday and urged countries to provide safe houses for dozens more on death lists.