AMMAN, Jordan – Turkish-backed Syrian rebel factions overran the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn on Saturday, officials said, securing a strategic passageway for Turkey’s offensive against a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia.
WASHINGTON – In an extraordinary show of defiance, the White House said Tuesday it would refuse to “participate” in the House impeachment inquiry, setting up a direct constitutional clash between the two co-equal branches of government.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they captured many Saudi soldiers and officers in a large operation near the border between the two countries on Saturday, shortly after the kingdom agreed to a limited cease-fire with the Iranian-backed group.
HONG KONG – Hong Kong police pepper-sprayed a small group of protesters on Saturday night outside the legislative council building, as tens of thousands gathered peacefully nearby for commemorating the five-year anniversary of the Umbrella Movement.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump directly asked Ukraine’s president for a “favor” while discussing U.S. military aid to the besieged country, according to a White House memo of their July 25 phone call, suggesting a link that could be crucial to the Democrats’ fast-moving impeachment inquiry.
The solution to the Venezuelan migration crisis – where more than 4 million people have fled in recent years – appears simple: Oust leader Nicolas Maduro.
LONDON – The European Commission said it received documents from Britain on Thursday that outline the ideas it has floated to secure a deal to leave the European Union on Oct. 31.
A video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface emerged Thursday, furthering the troubles of the Canadian leader a day after his reelection campaign was jolted by the publication of a two-decade-old image of Trudeau donning brownface in an Aladdin costume.
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran said it was no longer abiding by limits imposed on its uranium enrichment and centrifuge research by the 2015 nuclear accord, throwing down a new challenge to European leaders struggling to sustain their diplomatic push to calm the Gulf.
GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas – With the death toll rising to 30 across the islands of Grand Bahama and the Abacos, relief efforts continued Friday as a Florida cruise ship arrived with tons of supplies and authorities worked feverishly to find bodies, reach obliterated neighborhoods and treat victi…
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan and India are close to an agreement that would open a corridor and new border crossing to allow Sikh pilgrims to visit one of their holiest shrines despite Kashmir tensions, officials in Islamabad said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson – weathering a week in which Parliament rejected his hard-line Brexit strategy, a score of party loyalists turned against him and his brother quit the government to protest his policies – was all smiles Thursday as he greeted Vice President Mike Pence at …
NASSAU, Bahamas – The death toll in the Bahamas rose to at least 20 on Wednesday as the catastrophic damage left behind by Hurricane Dorian came into sharper focus and the world mobilized to help the shattered islands.
LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said he will ask Parliament to approve a snap election, after he lost a crucial vote on a bid to prevent him from withdrawing Britain from the European Union without an exit deal.
HONG KONG – Three prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have been arrested ahead of a major anti-government demonstration scheduled for the weekend.
Flames are spreading across the Amazon rainforest this summer, spewing millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each day. But scientists say that’s not their biggest concern. They’re far more worried about what the fires represent: a dramatic increase in illegal deforestation t…
President Donald Trump shocked the world this week when he said he was serious about wanting to purchase Greenland from the government of Denmark.
BEIJING – U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday he would hit China with a 5% retaliatory tariff hike on roughly $550 billion worth of goods, on the same day Beijing said it plans to tariff $75 billion of U.S. goods.
HONG KONG – Protesters on Monday stormed Hong Kong’s legislative building, smashing the building’s glass walls, dismantling fences and gates, and vandalizing the inner chamber.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A mother and daughter, in their Sunday best, took a taxi to Easter Mass on Sunday morning at St. Anthony’s Shrine, a stately Catholic church near the heart of the Sri Lankan capital. Their driver, P. Ranasinghe, was parked a few feet away having tea when a thunderous exp…
PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that France will rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral within five years, offering words of encouragement and hope to a country divided by politics and devastated by the loss of a centuries-old Parisian landmark.
A massive fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris, toppling the spire on the 850-year-old Gothic monument and leaving France in shock over the extensive damage to one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks.
WASHINGTON – In an effort to tighten pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration on Monday branded Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a foreign terrorist organization, a first-time designation against another nation’s military force that could create problems for U.S. forces abroad.
BRUSSELS - President Donald Trump reaffirmed U.S. support for NATO on Thursday, after he upended a summit here to admonish leaders and demand they quickly increase their defense spending.
BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump kicked off his two-day visit with NATO allies by doing exactly what many of them feared, worsening tensions within the alliance by claiming that Germany, a bulwark of the transatlantic democratic order, “is totally controlled by” and “captive to Russia.”
MAE SAI, Thailand – A drama that began on June 23 for 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach ended Tuesday evening when the last five of the group were taken from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, triggering joy and celebration across the country.
MOSCOW — The alliance of United States, Mexico and Canada was awarded the 2026 World Cup by FIFA Wednesday morning, bringing the premier event in international sports back to the U.S. after a 32-year absence.
SINGAPORE – North Korea made clear today it viewed the commitments that President Donald Trump and ruler Kim Jong Un made about denuclearization and sanctions during their summit in strikingly different terms than the White House, suggesting trouble going forward.
SINGAPORE – The world’s most powerful leader and its most reviled shook hands in front of an array of six U.S. and six North Korean flags today as President Donald Trump greeted North Korean despot Kim Jong Un before they sat down to negotiate over nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula.
President Donald Trump plans to shake hands and have lunch with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, kicking off a historic summit on Tuesday between two adversaries that only last year had seemed at the brink of nuclear war.Their meeting at a luxury hotel in Singapore, scheduled for 9 a.m. loc…
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Ever since a team of American geologists discovered oil in the Saudi Arabian desert 80 years ago, the kingdom’s vast crude reserves, estimated at one-fifth of the world’s total, have been the primary engine of its economic growth – and a major source of its internation…
Russia is using compromised computer network equipment to attack U.S. and British companies and government agencies, the two countries warned in an unprecedented joint alert.
WASHINGTON — U.S. warships in the eastern Mediterranean have launched a fiery barrage of Tomahawk missiles at military targets in Syria to punish the Russian-backed government in Damascus for its alleged use of poison gas against civilians outside the capital last weekend, President Donald T…
WASHINGTON — In what would be another dramatic reversal, President Donald Trump told farm-state lawmakers Thursday he might sign the United States up for the Trans-Pacific Partnership after all.
BEIJING — China on Wednesday announced tariffs on U.S. products worth $50 billion, retaliating against American tariffs on Chinese high-tech goods and sharply escalating a trade war that could damage the global economy.
MATIAS ROMERO, MEXICO - After days of walking from Mexico's southern border, the caravan of hundreds of migrants that has drawn President Donald Trump's Twitter ire has now halted on a brown-grass soccer field, its participants unsure and anxious about the way forward.
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has offered to freeze its illicit nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs to engage in talks with the United States, South Korean officials said Tuesday, a move could signal a thaw in the nuclear impasse and a victory for President Donald Trump’s uncon…
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, reportedly leaving more than 120 people dead and 160 others missing, officials said Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea abruptly ended a 10-week pause in its weapons testing Tuesday by launching an unidentified missile into the sea, South Korean, Japanese and U.S. officials said, in a move that shuts the door for now on the possibility of a diplomatic opening.
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing at least 235 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with nearly all of the victims in an area rebuilt since …
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Every night since Hurricane Maria hit, Miguel Martinez and his family have slept on mattresses on the porch to escape the heat inside their dark, stifling home. But it’s nearly impossible to sleep with temperatures in the high 70s.
MEXICO CITY – As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts.