BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike on a heavily contested neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least five people Saturday, while several mortar rounds slammed into a residential district in Damascus, leaving at least
BAGHDAD (AP) — A member of an Iraq Shiite militant group was killed in Syria, an official with the group said Saturday, highlighting how the increasingly sectarian conflict there is drawing in its fragile neighbors that already experience
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday named a Spanish Franciscan to be the No. 2 at the Vatican’s office for religious orders, his first appointment to the Vatican bureaucracy badly in need of a shakeup.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s self-appointed leader says he’s created a new council that now will choose a president to lead the country until elections can be held.
Michel Djotodia, whose fighters moved into
CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between Egyptian Muslims and Christians erupted early Saturday in a town near Cairo, leaving at least five people dead, security officials said.
Investigators said they are waiting for autopsy reports to confirm how the
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ikea says it has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium.
Ikea spokeswoman Tina Kardum said the
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a hospital on Saturday after an improvement in his health following treatment for pneumonia, the South African presidency said.
The statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of an Iranian opposition group have rallied in Stockholm, denouncing the Islamic Republic’s regime and urging the U.N. to better protect the group’s members in neighboring Iraq.
Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy
BEIRUT (AP) — A prominent Lebanese politician named prime minister on Saturday after receiving vast support from parliament said he will work to end divisions in Lebanon and prevent the civil war in Syria from spilling over into
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani military officials say four soldiers and 14 militants were killed as the army launched a ground offensive in a restive valley in the northwest.
The officials say five soldiers were also wounded in
BEIRUT (AP) — A prominent Lebanese politician is poised to become the next prime minister of Lebanon this weekend after securing the support of a majority of lawmakers from across the country’s political spectrum.
President Michel Suleiman began
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government is preparing to kick Maasai tribesmen off cattle-grazing land near the country’s most famous wildlife park and will instead allow a hunting company from the United Arab Emirates to take control of
MOSCOW (AP) — North Korea has warned diplomats in its capital of Pyongyang that it can’t guarantee the safety of embassies in the event of a conflict and suggested they may want to evacuate their staff, Russia’s top
PARIS (AP) — Will tourists soon see flocks of baaing sheep at the Eiffel Tower and bleating ewes by Notre Dame cathedral?
That could be the case, since Paris City Hall this week installed a small flock of
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis indicated Friday that he will seek to have the church act “with determination” against clergy sex abuse cases.
The pope pushed for decisive action during a meeting with the prefect of the
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The imprisoned brother-in-law of Tunisia’s ousted dictator has died after attempts to operate on a brain tumor, a prison official said Friday.
Ridha Zaghdoud, of the penitentiary administration, said Moncef Trabelsi suffered from a
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Outsiders might hear the opening notes of a war in the deluge of threats and provocations from North Korea, but to South Koreans it is a familiar drumbeat.
Separated from the North by
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a sixth death from a new bird flu strain Friday, while authorities in Shanghai halted the sale of live fowl and slaughtered all poultry at a market where the virus was detected in
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A road accident in Iran has killed 18 people after a truck smuggling fuel slammed into a sedan packed with Afghans who were being brought illegally into the country.
The semiofficial Fars news agency
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two bomb attacks have killed six people in two cities.
In the first incident Friday, a police officer said attackers detonated a bomb as an army jeep was driving through the western
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York say a former navy chief of a small West African nation has been transferred to the United States for trial on drug charges.
Prosecutors and the U.S. Drug Enforcement
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts has put those big, bold Baroque works of its famous son Peter Paul Rubens into hiding — if only for a renovation.
Just as the famous Amsterdam Rijksmuseum