UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council, long paralyzed by deep divisions over how to deal with the Syrian conflict, is about two days away from agreeing on a resolution to require Damascus to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. and European diplomats welcomed a "significant shift" in Iran's attitude at talks on Thursday aimed at resolving the impasse over Tehran's disputed nuclear...
UNITED NATIONS -- Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his nation is prepared to immediately engage in stalled negotiations over its disputed nuclear program -- but only under certain conditions.
DALBADI, Pakistan -- Survivors built makeshift shelters with sticks and bedsheets Wednesday, a day after their mud houses were flattened in an earthquake that killed 285 people in southwestern Pakistan and pushed a new island up out of the Arabian Sea.
BAGHDAD -- Gunmen on Tuesday tried to take over a small Sunni town in Iraq's west, sparking battles that left 11 people including six attackers dead, said an official.
BAGHDAD -- A double bombing targeting Sunni mourners in Baghdad killed 14 people on Monday, the third day in a row in which funerals have been attacked amid a wave of bloodshed across Iraq, officials said.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites but that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Angry Pakistani Christians on Monday denounced the deadliest attack ever in this country against members of their faith as the death toll from the church bombings the day before climbed to 81.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against foreign troops Saturday, killing three in eastern Afghanistan, NATO and Afghan officials said, in another apparent attack by a member of the Afghan forces against their international allies.
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi authorities say an explosives-packed car driven by a suicide attacker has struck a funeral in a Shiite part of Baghdad, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens.
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier to a village in the West Bank and killed him with the intention of trading the body for his jailed brother, Israel's intelligence agency said Saturday.
CAIRO -- The state news agency says a farmer in southern Egypt has been arrested after putting the military chief's name and an army-style cap on his donkey while riding it through town.
SANAA, Yemen -- A Yemeni military official says coordinated attacks by al-Qaida militants in a southern province have killed at least 38 soldiers and wounded dozens.
BEIRUT -- Syrian activist groups say a car bomb has exploded at a crossing point along the country's volatile border with Turkey.
UNITED NATIONS -- Careful not to blame either side for a deadly chemical weapon attack, U.N. inspectors reported Monday that rockets loaded with the nerve agent sarin had been fired from an area where Syria's military has bases, but said the evidence could have been manipulated in the rebel-controlled stricken neighborhoods.
JERUSALEM -- The U.S.-Russian plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons is drawing attention to Israel's own suspected chemical stockpile and could raise pressure on the Jewish state to come clean about its capabilities.
ISTANBUL -- A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Syrian military helicopter on Monday after it entered Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings to leave, an official said.
BEIRUT -- An al-Qaida-linked rebel group says it killed at least 30 members of President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect during an attack on three villages in central Syria last week.
BEIRUT -- Al-Qaida-affiliated rebels battled more moderate Syrian opposition fighters in a town along the Iraqi border on Saturday, killing at least five people in the latest outbreak of infighting among the forces opposed to President Bashar Assad's regime.
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