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Syrian government resumes anti-IS offensive in Damascus

May 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday resumed their offensive against the Islamic State group in the south of Damascus, after evacuating a group of civilians from the area, Syrian stat... more »»

Verdict to be delivered in family ax murder trial

May 21, 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax arrived in court on Monday morning to hear the verdict in his case. more »»

Zuckerberg meeting with EU parliament leaders to be webcast

May 21, 2018

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to have his meeting Tuesday with the leaders of the European parliament about data privacy be broadcast publicly through web streaming. more »»

Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

May 21, 2018

Bernard Lewis, a prolific Middle East scholar whose insights on Islam illuminated debates on the region's conflicts, has died. He was 101. more »»

Abbas, 83-year-old Palestinian leader, still in hospital

May 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president's condition has seen a "clear improvement" after he was taken to hospital with a fever, an Arab lawmaker in Israel's parliament with close ties to... more »»

Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

May 21, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he pieced together crucial nuclear negotiations between the U.S. more »»

Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

May 21, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that... more »»

Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

May 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Portuguese theater director has cancelled his attendance at a major cultural festival opening in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. more »»

US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

May 21, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate Sunday. more »»

US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six more months, reversing an administration plan for the unit'... more »»

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

May 21, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

11:25 p.m. more »»

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

May 21, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy o... more »»

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's... more »»

In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

May 21, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted... more »»

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

May 21, 2018

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he's already planning his next trip. more »»

Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

May 21, 2018

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former U.S. more »»

Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies

May 21, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades. more »»

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

May 21, 2018

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to... more »»

Venezuela keeps voting stations open amid light turnout

May 20, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting centers across Venezuela's capital appeared largely empty during Sunday's presidential election, and authorities kept polling stations open past the official... more »»

The Latest: Venezuela polling stations being kept open late

May 20, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

7:40 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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