ZONNEBEKE, Belgium (AP) — The Tyne Cot cemetery sweeps gently down the slope, the nearly 12,000 headstones aligned in solemn rows of gleaming white. Beyond the walls stretch Flanders Fields, dotted by red farmhouse roofs. For the stage
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian newspapers warn that a new wave of price hikes could stir greater discontent less than two months before presidential elections.
The press commentaries also suggest disputes within Iran’s ruling system over how to
BEIRUT (AP) — Six days of fighting in a Damascus suburb has killed more than a hundred people and possibly many more, activists said Monday, in what the government also acknowledged may be a dramatic spike in the
LUSHAN, China (AP) — The tent village that sprang up in two days to house quake survivors in mountain-flanked Lushan is no ordinary refugee camp. China’s full range of disaster response is on display: Trucks with x-ray equipment,
BERLIN (AP) — Ground staff at Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest airline, walked off the job Monday on a one-day strike that prompted the company to cancel most of the day’s scheduled flights and left it complaining of “excessive” union
NEW DELHI (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Monday in the rape of a 5-year-old girl who New Delhi police say was left for dead in a locked room, a case that has brought a new wave
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made donations and three Cabinet ministers prayed at a militarist Japanese shrine over the weekend, sparking South Korean anger. Japan on Monday defended their actions as private.
Top government spokesman Yoshihide
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Turkish transport helicopter carrying at least 11 civilians was forced to make an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area in eastern Afghanistan, and the insurgents took all the people on board prisoner, including
BAGA, Nigeria (AP) — Fighting between Nigeria’s military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation’s far northeast, officials said Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev insisted Sunday that he came to Dagestan and Chechnya last year to visit relatives and had nothing to do with the militants operating in the volatile part of Russia,
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Moderate politicians from some of Pakistan’s most violent areas are risking the threat of Taliban attack to run in upcoming nationwide elections, but they are increasingly being forced to rely on social media, phone
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguayans elected a tobacco magnate as their new leader Sunday, returning the conservative Colorado Party to the presidency that it held for 61 years before former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo won the office
CAIRO (AP) — A cousin and onetime top aid of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi will face trial in Egypt on charges of attempted murder.
Prosecutor Hamdi Mansour ordered Sunday that Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam be tried for attempted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian nuclear negotiator is saying that Iran’s coming presidential election will not affect its stance in nuclear talks with world powers.
The Sunday report by the official IRNA news agency quotes Abbas Araghchi
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to sunny Paris boulevards on Sunday to protest the expected passage this week of a bill legalizing gay marriage. One protestor called the bill “a threat to the social
ROME (AP) — A day after Italy’s president was re-elected to an unprecedented second term, the leader of an anti-establishment movement says citizens’ patience with traditional parties is wearing thin.
Beppe Grillo, a comic who heads the Five
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s air force is on track to developing drones that within four to five decades would carry out nearly every battlefield operation executed today by piloted aircraft, a high-ranking Israeli officer told The
People crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon, and their friends and family watching on, had no way to know that they were about to be attacked. The jovial mood was quickly shattered as the two blasts
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s justice minister submitted his resignation Sunday, a Cabinet spokesman said, in a move that signaled strong disapproval of the president’s handling of a prolonged showdown with the country’s judiciary.
The letter of resignation surfaced
ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Turkey to speed up and cement an American-brokered rapprochement with Israel, and he explored with Palestinian officials new ways to relaunch Mideast peace efforts.