- 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.
- UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk Updated: Oct-09-15 1:05 am
UNITED NATIONS - This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."
- UN announces Libya unity government; 2 sides must OK names Updated: Oct-09-15 12:48 am
SKHIRAT, Morocco - The U.N. envoy for Libya has proposed a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments, but now it's up to the two parliaments and Libyans themselves to approve it.
- US general: Most Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Thursday estimated that more than half of Taliban insurgents could be open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but that negotiations probably won't resume for months.
- Italian prosecutor: convicted US diplomat held in Portugal Updated: Oct-08-15 11:13 am
MILAN - A former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the extraordinary renditions program has been detained in Portugal and is awaiting a decision on whether she will be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence, a top Italian prosecutor said Thursday.
- UN envoy: Congo political tensions high ahead of 2016 vote Updated: Oct-08-15 12:03 am
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Congo says political tensions are running high ahead of 2016 legislative and presidential elections and human rights violations related to the electoral process are increasing.
- Witnesses: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 at wedding in Yemen Updated: Oct-07-15 7:33 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 15 civilians and wounded 25 others in Yemen on Wednesday at a wedding hosted by a tribal leader known to support the Houthi rebels, witnesses and independent security officials said.
- UN says Shiite rebels in Yemen have agreed to stop fighting Updated: Oct-07-15 6:36 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Shiite rebels in conflict-torn Yemen have agreed to stop fighting, the United Nations said Wednesday.
- Britain expects UN vote to allow EU action on migrant boats Updated: Oct-07-15 6:29 pm
- State Dept urges lifting of holds on ambassadorial nominees Updated: Oct-07-15 4:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department is calling on Senate Republicans to stop blocking nominees for roughly two dozen ambassadorial and senior agency posts, saying the holds are interfering with the conduct of U.S. diplomacy.
- Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Oct-07-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at its hospital in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
- The Latest: Prosecutor: Ex-UN official implicated himself Updated: Oct-06-15 8:05 pm
NEW YORK - The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments and government contracts (all times local):
- Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme Updated: Oct-06-15 8:02 pm
NEW YORK - A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.
- UN envoy says peace process is 'back on track' in Mali Updated: Oct-06-15 6:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Mali said Tuesday "the peace process is back on track" after violence in August threatened to disrupt an agreement between the government and separatist rebels.
- Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic Updated: Oct-06-15 3:45 pm
MOSCOW - Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine.
- Christian pastor survives knife attack at home in Bangladesh Updated: Oct-06-15 9:42 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladeshi pastor survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity, police and the victim said Tuesday.
- 2 authors win Ohio city's literary peace prizes Updated: Oct-05-15 9:35 am
DAYTON, Ohio - Books on unfairness in the U.S. criminal justice system and about twin Russian brothers divided over ideology have won awards in an Ohio city's annual honors celebrating the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
- The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summit 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):
- Mali's government releases rebels in exchange for soldiers Updated: Oct-03-15 1:01 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Mali's government has exchanged 30 separatist rebels for the release of 16 soldiers, the government and a rebel group said Saturday, a move that shows progress after violence in August threatened to disrupt a peace accord.
- Controversial Nobel Prize winners Updated: Oct-03-15 11:39 am
STOCKHOLM - It's just a prize, right? Maybe so, but the Nobel Prizes have a way of sparking ferocious debate about whether the winners were worthy or whether the judges' decisions were politically biased.
- Colombian military kills warlord of rural cocaine fiefdom Updated: Oct-02-15 8:53 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - A years-long manhunt for a ruthless cocaine warlord who ruled a remote rural fiefdom with an armed band and generous bribes has ended with a military raid that killed the man considered Colombia's second most-wanted criminal.
- Turkish Cypriots: Reunification agreement possible in months Updated: Oct-02-15 7:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months.
- Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris 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.
- 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.
- AP Interview: Uribe challenges Colombia's peace breakthrough Updated: Oct-02-15 1:36 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Former President Alvaro Uribe harshly criticized the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in his successor's peace talks with leftist rebels, saying the deal undermines the rule of law in Colombia.