KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Turkish transport helicopter with 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 hostage, including eight Turks and a Russian, officials said Monday.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's caretaker government told the Supreme Court on Monday it will not file treason charges against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf but will leave the decision...
ISTANBUL -- The United States said Sunday that it will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria's opposition as the rebels' top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad's regime.
BEIRUT -- Syrian troops backed by pro-government gunmen captured at least one village in heavy fighting Sunday in a strategic area near the Lebanese border, activists and state media reported.
BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Baghdad cafe crowded with young people late Thursday, killing at least 26 and wounding dozens ahead of provincial elections scheduled for the weekend.
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N.'s chief humanitarian official on Thursday asked the Security Council to approve cross-border relief operations into Syria to deliver aid to civilians.
BEIRUT -- Syrian activists say rebels have captured large parts of a military base in the strategic central Homs province, near the border with Lebanon.
ISLAMABAD -- Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf and his security team pushed past policemen and sped away from a court in the country's capital on Thursday after his bail was revoked in a case in which he is accused of treason.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's top leader on Wednesday condemned the twin bombing attacks in Boston, yet chided the U.S. for employing a double standard when it comes to drone attacks that kill innocent civilians.
JERUSALEM -- Militants in the Sinai peninsula fired at least two rockets at Israel's southern resort town of Eilat early Wednesday, officials said, highlighting what Israel says is a dire security situation in neighboring Egypt.
QUETTA, Pakistan -- The Pakistani army said Wednesday that it evacuated 16 seriously injured people by helicopter from the site of a deadly earthquake near the Iranian border.
BEIRUT -- Syrian activists say a rocket attack by government forces has killed at least seven people in a village near the central city of Homs.
JERUSALEM -- Israelis celebrated 65 years of independence on Tuesday, with over a million people pouring into national parks despite unusually blustery weather.
ISLAMABAD -- A military official says the death toll in Pakistan from a major earthquake that shook both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border has risen to 34.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistani judges on Tuesday disqualified Pervez Musharraf from running in the upcoming parliamentary election, a blow to the former military ruler who recently returned from self-imposed exile to make a political comeback, lawyers said.
TEHRAN, Iran -- A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flatted homes and offices Tuesday near Iran's border with Pakistan, killing at least 40 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying buildings as far away as New Delhi and the skyscrapers in Dubai and Bahrain.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Pakistani Taliban have denied any role in the bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three people and injured more than 140.
AMMAN, Jordan -- The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group said early Tuesday that he was "happy to see the horror in America" after the explosions in Boston.
BAGHDAD -- Insurgents in Iraq deployed a series of car bombs as part of highly coordinated attacks that cut across a wide swath of the country Monday, killing at least 55 on the deadliest day in nearly a month.
LONDON -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the U.K. is increasingly concerned there is evidence of that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.
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