Hard-line Islamists take 6 Pakistani security personnel hostage amid deadly clashes

April 18, 2021

The violence comes after the arrest last week of a radical leader who called for the expulsion of the French ambassador.…

Navalny’s daughter pleads for medical care for the imprisoned Kremlin critic amid mounting health concerns

April 18, 2021

Alexei Navalny’s allies warn he could just have days to live.…

Spanish police bust clandestine 3D gun-printing workshop

April 18, 2021

Spanish police have uncovered the first workshop using a 3D printer to make illegal firearms in the country…

Students’ struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

April 18, 2021

As schools across Peru closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pedro Castillo tried to find a way to keep classes going for his 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students…

Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

April 18, 2021

Germany is paying tribute to the nearly 80,000 people it has lost to the coronavirus, even as the country struggles to get a grip on another rise in infections…

Germany promises help for local staff amid Afghan withdrawal

April 18, 2021

The German defense minister says she wants to help bring potentially endangered Afghan employees of her country’s military to Germany as it prepares to leave Afghanistan after nearly 20 years…

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

April 18, 2021

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, have agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency…

Bangladesh arrests Islamist leader after violent protests

April 18, 2021

Police in Bangladesh’s capital have arrested an influential leader of the Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam…

Military officials: Fighting rages in two Yemeni provinces

April 18, 2021

Yemen officials say fighting between the forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels is raging in the provinces of Marib and Tazi…

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

April 18, 2021

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has shaken southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf…

Montenegro mortgaged itself to China. Now it wants Europe’s help to cut it free.

April 18, 2021

The loan gives China power in a country on the E.U.’s doorstep. But some are reluctant to offer a lifeline.…

Suspected Islamic militants kill 19 people in Niger village

April 18, 2021

Officials in Niger say 19 people are dead in the country’s troubled region near the border with Mali after gunmen aboard motorcycles attacked a village…

Suspected Islamic militants kill 19 people in Niger village

April 18, 2021

Officials in Niger say 19 people are dead in the country’s troubled region near the border with Mali after gunmen aboard motorcycles attacked a village…

South Africa wildfire burns University of Cape Town, country’s oldest working windmill

April 18, 2021

The fire, fueled by strong winds, has caused extensive damage to the university and many nearby buildings.…

South Africa wildfire burns University of Cape Town, country’s oldest working windmill

April 18, 2021

The fire, fueled by strong winds, has caused extensive damage to the university and many nearby buildings.…

Russia expels Czech diplomats, says Prague took hostile step

April 18, 2021

Russia has ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave the country within a day in response to Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats…

Russia expels Czech diplomats, says Prague took hostile step

April 18, 2021

Russia has ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave the country within a day in response to Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats…

Israeli police clash with Palestinian crowd in Jerusalem

April 18, 2021

Israeli police have clashed with hundreds of Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem’s Old City…

Israeli police clash with Palestinian crowd in Jerusalem

April 18, 2021

Israeli police have clashed with hundreds of Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem’s Old City…

Egypt says 11 killed in train crash north of Cairo

April 18, 2021

Egyptian authorities say a passenger train accident north of Cairo has killed at least 11 people…

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 65

April 18, 2021

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says that a high-ranking general key to the country’s security apparatus has died…

Ontario retracts new restrictions that drew the ire of many

April 18, 2021

Ontario’s premier has retracted restrictions that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they’re out and provide their address after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public…

Myanmar junta pardons prisoners, to attend regional summit

April 18, 2021

Myanmar’s junta has released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the traditional new year holiday, including at least three political detainees, and the military leader behind the February coup confirmed he would attend a regional summit later this month…

Cape Town fire burns university library, students evacuated

April 18, 2021

A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain has spread to the University of Cape Town and burned the campus library and forced the evacuation of students…

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

April 18, 2021

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up the inoculations that lag behind many other countries…

Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed, some 100 others injured in train crash north of Cairo

April 18, 2021

Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed, some 100 others injured in train crash north of Cairo…

Rockets hit Iraqi air base, 2 security forces wounded

April 18, 2021

Iraq’s news agency says two Iraqi security forces have been wounded after at least two rockets hit an Iraqi airbase just north of the capital Baghdad…

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

April 17, 2021

The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped a staggering 3 million people…

On foreign policy decisions, Biden faces drag of pragmatism

April 17, 2021

President Joe Biden this past week found himself in search of a foreign policy sweet spot: somewhere between pulling a screeching U-turn on four years of Trumpism and cautiously approaching the world as it is…

Philippine troops kill Egyptian, 2 Filipino militants

April 17, 2021

Philippine troops have killed a suspected Egyptian would-be suicide bomber and two local Abu Sayyaf militants in what military officials say is a setback that would make it harder for gunmen linked to the Islamic State group to stage suicide attacks…

Raul Castro, long a sidekick, finally the face of his nation

April 17, 2021

For most of his life, Raul Castro played second-string to his brother Fidel — first as a guerrilla commander, later as a senior figure in their socialist government…

Once again, volcanic Caribbean island looks to recovery

April 17, 2021

The situation looks bleak on St. Vincent, where explosive eruptions by a volcano, La Soufrière, have forced thousands to evacuate their homes and dumped ash across the Caribbean island…

AP Interview: Beijing says US ‘too negative’ toward China

April 16, 2021

A top Chinese diplomat has called U.S. policy on China “too negative,” saying it highlights confrontation over cooperation…

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

April 16, 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow will order 10 U.S. diplomats to leave Russia in a retaliatory response to the U.S. sanctions…

Chile leads the Western Hemisphere in vaccinations. The coronavirus is still surging.

April 16, 2021

Variants, lockdown fatigue and a subpar Chinese vaccine offer a warning to the rest of the world.…

Who will be the next Duke of Edinburgh?

April 16, 2021

Like anything royal, it’s complicated.…

Mexico says 14 townships refuse coronavirus vaccines

April 16, 2021

Mexican health authorities say 14 of the country’s roughly 2,600 townships have refused to allow vaccination teams to administer anti-coronavirus vaccines there…

Veteran AP producer, cameraman in Iraq dies of COVID-19

April 16, 2021

Khodeir Majid, who covered Iraq’s numerous conflicts as a video producer and cameraman for The Associated Press for over 17 years, has died at the age of 64…

Veteran AP producer, cameraman in Iraq dies of COVID-19

April 16, 2021

Khodeir Majid, who covered Iraq’s numerous conflicts as a video producer and cameraman for The Associated Press for over 17 years, has died at the age of 64…

Britain debates Prince Philip’s legacy: Servant of queen and country? Or symbol of White male privilege?

April 16, 2021

Ahead of his funeral, U.K. talks about racism and a ‘cheeky’ grandpa.…

Why the royals aren’t wearing military uniforms to Philip’s funeral

April 16, 2021

The question of who would wear what posed an awkward dilemma for the British royal family, which is trying to smooth over several public crises at once.…

Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, 21 dead, 3 survivors found

April 16, 2021

Tunisian authorities say they have recovered the bodies of 21 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, including nine women and a baby, whose boat sank off the central port city of Sfax…

South Africa takes first step to offer jabs to the elderly

April 16, 2021

South Africa took the first step in its mass vaccination campaign on Friday by starting online registrations for the elderly to receive shots beginning next month…

Russia’s Putin convenes security meeting in response to U.S. sanctions

April 16, 2021

The Kremlin spokesman said a Putin aide informed the U.S. ambassador of Moscow’s possible steps.…

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

April 16, 2021

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters…

Thousands flee attacks in Nigeria, clashes continue, says UN

April 16, 2021

U.N. agencies say tens of thousands of Nigerians are fleeing in the wake of deadly attacks by armed groups and their continuing clashes with national armed forces in the troubled northeastern Borno state…

Ontario to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections

April 16, 2021

The premier of Canada’s most populous province says he will be limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants…

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

April 16, 2021

Iran says it has begun enriching uranium to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels…

Japan expands virus alert in Tokyo area as surge spreads

April 16, 2021

Japan has decided to raise the coronavirus alert level in the capital’s three neighboring prefectures and a fourth area in central Japan to allow tougher measures as a more contagious coronavirus variant spreads and adds to doubts about whether the Tokyo Olympics can go ahead…

What to expect at Prince Philip’s funeral

April 16, 2021

Prince Philip requested a no-fuss funeral. But low-key for a royal is still a high-profile affair.…