- Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel Updated: Jul-29-15 12:10 am
WASHINGTON - Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years.
- Kerry implores Congress to back Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-28-15 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that it includes strict inspections and other safeguards to deter cheating by Tehran.
- Fighting between Turkey and Kurds escalate amid NATO unease Updated: Jul-28-15 3:37 pm
ISTANBUL - Fighting between the Turkish military and Kurdish rebels escalated Tuesday amid signs of unease from NATO allies attending an emergency meeting about Turkey's conflicts with the Islamic State group and the Kurds.
- Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings Updated: Jul-28-15 3:35 pm
TRIPOLI, Libya - Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising.
- The Latest: Kerry's nuke deal testimony translated in Iran Updated: Jul-28-15 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT):
- Mozambican president visits region troubled by clashes Updated: Jul-28-15 12:29 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambique's president travelled to the country's northwest where fighting between government troops and opposition fighters has forced hundreds to flee to neighboring Malawi, state-run radio reported on Tuesday.
- Former Idaho House Speaker Boyd dies at 86 Updated: Jul-28-15 12:07 pm
LEWISTON, Idaho - Former Idaho House Speaker Tom Boyd has died.
- Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks Updated: Jul-28-15 11:04 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Saudi King voices support for Turkey's actions Updated: Jul-28-15 10:36 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):
- EU moves to protect cheese from both sides of divided Cyprus Updated: Jul-28-15 10:14 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union on Tuesday moved to recognize halloumi, or hellim in Turkish, as a protected cheese from both sides of the Greek-Turkish divided island of Cyprus and lauded it as a symbolic step toward further reunification.
- Turkish bombing of Kurds carries risk of instability Updated: Jul-27-15 5:26 pm
ISTANBUL - Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending a period of relative calm and stability for the country that has been a boon for the economy.
- Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15 Updated: Jul-27-15 4:55 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The massive truck bomb that killed 15 people, including a Kenyan diplomat, and wrecked Somalia's premier hotel has stunned the capital and raised fears Monday that the Islamic extremist al-Shabab rebels are escalating their violence.
- Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist Updated: Jul-27-15 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist.
- Hundreds of Mozambicans cross into Malawi to flee fighting Updated: Jul-27-15 11:21 am
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Hundreds of Mozambicans have fled into neighboring Malawi after renewed fighting between government troops and fighters loyal to the opposition party Renamo, officials from both countries said Monday.
- Iran's top diplomat tours Arab states following nuclear deal Updated: Jul-26-15 10:37 am
KUWAIT CITY - Iran's top diplomat began a three-nation regional tour Sunday aimed at deepening ties with Arab neighbors following the conclusion of the Islamic Republic's historic nuclear deal with world powers.
- Colombia suspends raids on FARC camps following rebel truce Updated: Jul-25-15 10:43 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's government is suspending aerial bombings of guerrilla camps in a bid to de-escalate fighting and breathe new life into struggling peace talks.
- Syria opposition groups agree on 'roadmap' to end civil war Updated: Jul-24-15 10:38 am
BRUSSELS - Syria's two main political opposition groups, long at odds, announced Friday that they have agreed on a "roadmap" to end their country's long-running civil war, starting with establishment of a transitional governing body.
- Myanmar ethnic peace talks recess without peace agreement Updated: Jul-24-15 5:20 am
YANGON, Myanmar - A three-day round of talks between the government and leaders of ethnic rebel groups concluded Friday without a sought-after ceasefire draft agreement to end decades of fighting.
- Analysis: Like Iran, pacts with USSR ignored foe's behavior Updated: Jul-24-15 3:26 am
WASHINGTON - Critics of the Iran nuclear deal claim it is flawed, among many reasons, because it does not demand that Tehran also change its behavior at home and abroad. That complaint ignores the United States' long history of striking arms control agreements with the Soviet Union, a far more dangerous enemy.
- A Palestinian village braces for Israeli demolition Updated: Jul-24-15 2:45 am
SUSIYA, West Bank - Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire any day now.
- UN envoy: Extremism threatens both Israelis, Palestinians Updated: Jul-23-15 4:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Mideast envoy has warned that "the rise of violent extremism and terrorism" in the Mideast poses as much a danger to Palestinian statehood aspirations as to Israel's security
- Germany rejects criticism of its business ambitions in Iran Updated: Jul-23-15 12:29 pm
BERLIN - In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks.
- Palestinian-funded TV channel for Israeli Arabs challenged Updated: Jul-23-15 3:50 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite television channel for Israel's Arab citizens already found its studio closed before it could even fill its airtime.
- Cuban dissidents feel sidelined as US focuses on state ties Updated: Jul-23-15 12:10 am
HAVANA - In the seven months since the U.S. and Cuba declared detente, American politicians have flooded Havana to see the sights, meet the country's new entrepreneurs and discuss the possible end of the U.S. trade embargo with leaders of the communist government.
- Cuban consulate possibility divides Miami, Tampa officials Updated: Jul-22-15 4:09 pm
MIAMI - Now that Cuba has an embassy again in Washington, D.C., consulates could be coming to serve its people, most of whom live in Florida. Miami and Tampa have the closest historical ties to the island, but they have very different things to say about the idea.