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Rich in symbols, short on substance, UN resumes Syria talks

Published Feb. 23 2017

Syria's opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N....

Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS

Published Feb. 23 2017

Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances Thursday, pushing into a sprawling...

Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

Published Feb. 23 2017

President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated...

DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportations

Published Feb. 23 2017

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations...

Body of Egypt's so-called Blind Sheikh brought home from US

Published Feb. 23 2017

The body of a blind Egyptian cleric convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York was brought back to Egypt...

UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks

Published Feb. 23 2017

Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday he's not expecting a breakthrough in the first U.N.-mediated peace...

Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

Published Feb. 21 2017

An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he...

Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

Published Feb. 21 2017

Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a nearby military base Tuesday, fearing the...

Official: Ecuador's presidential election headed to runoff

Published Feb. 21 2017

Ecuador's nail-biter election is heading to a runoff after results showed ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno falling just shy of...

Russia's ambassador to UN falls ill, dies at 64

Published Feb. 21 2017

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's...

Pence tries to reassure European leaders

Published Feb. 21 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but...

Montenegro accuses Russia over alleged coup plot

Published Feb. 21 2017

Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting an election-day coup attempt that included...

Pence: US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

Published Feb. 20 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold...

Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan

Published Feb. 20 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in...

Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

Published Feb. 20 2017

Israel's prime minister turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John...

Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

Published Feb. 19 2017

ISLAMABAD—Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and...

North Korea, Malaysia tussle over corpse; 4th suspect nabbed

Published Feb. 19 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—At a hospital morgue in Malaysia's capital, the tightly guarded corpse of a middle-aged man has become the...

Was it brother? Lover? Or crime gang? Rumors abound in North Korea

Published Feb. 18 2017

SEOUL, South Korea—As Malaysian police continue their inquiry into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of...

Pentagon cites evidence of Islamic State 'exodus' from Raqqa

Published Feb. 18 2017

A months-long campaign to isolate and pressure the Islamic State group's self-declared capital of Raqqa, Syria, is paying off as...

N. Korea: We'll reject Malaysia autopsy of Kim half brother

Published Feb. 18 2017

North Korea said Friday it will reject the results of an autopsy on its leader's estranged half brother, the...

Pakistan cracks down on militants after IS shrine attack

Published Feb. 18 2017

A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears the Islamic State group has become...

US envoy: US supports 2-state Israel-Palestinian solution

Published Feb. 17 2017

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Thursday the United States "absolutely" supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and anyone...

Trinidad & Tobago tries to halt fighters to Islamic State

Published Feb. 17 2017

A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting...