Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

January 22, 2018

Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S.…

Tokyo holds evacuation drill to prepare for N. Korean threat

January 22, 2018

People huddled into an amusement park basement and a subway station in Japan’s capital and others ducked and covered their heads at a community center Monday during a drill based…

Trial in Kim Jong Nam’s murder resumes in Malaysia

January 22, 2018

The trial of the two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader has resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify…

S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

January 22, 2018

Conservative activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North’s extremely popular girl band passed by them Monday during her visit…

Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

January 22, 2018

The Philippines’ most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent…

Asian stocks advance despite US government shutdown

January 22, 2018

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown.…

Will Trump become a Davos Man?

January 22, 2018

The elite conclave is less wary of Trump in 2018, but his attendance still casts a shadow.…

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January 22, 2018

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Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades

January 22, 2018

Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017, a 27 percent increase over 2016.…

Journalists covering Mexico indigenous candidate robbed

January 22, 2018

Gunmen in western Mexico have robbed cameras and cellphones from journalists covering a campaign tour by Mexico’s indigenous presidential candidate.…

Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

January 22, 2018

Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the…

Afghan forces end Taliban siege at Kabul hotel; 18 dead

January 22, 2018

Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including…

The Latest: US condemns Kabul hotel attack that left 18 dead

January 22, 2018

The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local):…

Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites

January 22, 2018

A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites.…

Russian film watchdogs had a problem with ‘Paddington 2.’ It was too popular.

January 22, 2018

Paddington Bear’s latest adventures included a dustup with Russia’s Ministry of Culture.…

Ex-Mexican national soccer star joins leftist Morena party

January 22, 2018

MEXICO CITY — Former Mexican national soccer team star Cuauhtemoc Blanco appears to have joined the ranks of presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s leftist Morena party. Blanco won the…

Pope Francis departs Peruvian capital, ending weeklong South America trip marred by violence, clerical sex abuse scandal

January 22, 2018

Pope Francis departs Peruvian capital, ending weeklong South America trip marred by violence, clerical sex abuse scandal.…

The Latest: Pope departs Peru, concluding South America trip

January 22, 2018

The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local):…

Droves fill pope’s final Mass in restive Latin America trip

January 22, 2018

More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis’ final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused…

Saudi coalition announces $1.5 billion in aid for Yemen

January 22, 2018

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced $1.5 billion in new aid for Yemen, where nearly three years of conflict has devastated the local economy and pushed millions to the brink of…

Ex-Guatemala president candidate charged in Odebrecht bribes

January 21, 2018

U.S. authorities have detained former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon to face charges in Guatemala.…

The Latest: Police: 1.2M turn out for Pope’s last Peru Mass

January 21, 2018

The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local):…

Mexican regulators cite price-fixing in domestic flights

January 21, 2018

Mexico’s anti-monopoly commission says it has found evidence of price-fixing by airlines on domestic airplane tickets.…

Greeks rally over name dispute with neighbor Macedonia

January 21, 2018

Tens of thousands of flag-waving Greeks gathered in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Sunday to demand that Macedonia change its name because it’s also the name of the Greek…

Droves fill pope’s final Mass in restive Latin America trip

January 21, 2018

More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis’ final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused…

After Putin’s icy dip, U.S. ambassador tries shirtless diplomacy

January 21, 2018

The former Utah governor tried out an Orthodox tradition for the Epiphany holiday, commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, except this river was freezing.…

Jordan’s king delivers pointed remarks to Pence on Jerusalem

January 21, 2018

The vice president’s regional tour is partly aimed at smoothing relations with allies after the U.S. recognized the city as Israel’s capital.…

The Latest: 2 Venezuelan pilots killed in Kabul hotel attack

January 21, 2018

The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local):…

Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem pivot

January 21, 2018

Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump…

Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestock

January 21, 2018

A Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock.…

The Latest: Nevada marchers happy to be part of history

January 21, 2018

The Latest on women’s marches taking place around the world (all times local):…

Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades

January 21, 2018

Mexico posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with the government reporting Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017.…

Billionaire couple from Toronto was murdered by multiple people, private investigators say

January 21, 2018

The private investigation into deaths of billionaire couple Honey and Barry Sherman Short contradicts early reports.…

FBI did not save officials’ texts during key period in Trump probe, senator says

January 21, 2018

The five-month gap ended the same day Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel over the Russia probe, according to a letter sent Sunday to FBI Director Christopher A.…

Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel

January 21, 2018

Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including…

The Latest: Russia warned Kurdish officials of Turkey attack

January 21, 2018

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):…

Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

January 21, 2018

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with…

German coalition talks clear key hurdle as Merkel’s would-be partner votes to go ahead

January 21, 2018

The Social Democrats overcame opposition from those who wanted to scuttle negotiations.…

Up to 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

January 21, 2018

U.S. military is preparing to deploy newly created combat advisory teams to some of the most violent areas of the country.…

On second day of global women’s marches, thousands take to the streets of Europe

January 21, 2018

One day after hundreds of thousands attended protests in the U.S. and elsewhere, it was northern Europe’s turn on Sunday.…

Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

January 21, 2018

Taliban insurgents said they aimed at “citizens of occupying nations.”…

Ahead of Trump’s trip to Davos, its experts argue that he doesn’t understand trade deficits

January 21, 2018

A World Economic Forum paper on “misconceptions” about trade singles out the United States.…

Kremlin spokesman: Putin, Ukraine’s leader meet unannounced

January 21, 2018

The Kremlin’s spokesman says some contacts between Ukraine’s leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin have taken place outside the public eye.…

Officials: Avalanche kills 5 soldiers, injures 12 in Turkey

January 21, 2018

An avalanche hit Turkish soldiers conducting military operations against Kurdish rebels in Turkey’s southeast on Sunday, killing five of them and injuring 12 others, officials said.…

Under Trump, the Pentagon brass plays to an audience of one

January 21, 2018

The president’s inexperience and volatility have forced the military’s leaders to keep a low profile. That’s bad for democracy.…

U.S. troops can watch NFL championship games, with AFN deemed ‘essential’

January 21, 2018

The Department of Defense comes up with a solution for those serving abroad.…

Macron shares African outrage on Trump’s vulgar language

January 21, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron says he shares the outrage over President Donald Trump’s disparaging comment about Africa, arguing that such language hurts efforts to bring peace and development to the…

Venezuelan officials bury rebel policeman killed in shootout

January 21, 2018

Officials in Venezuela have buried a rebel policeman killed nearly a week ago in a shootout with government security forces.…

Spain: 2 migrants dead after boat sinks in Mediterranean

January 21, 2018

Two migrants have died after their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores, Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday.…

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy

January 21, 2018

Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country’s defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some…

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