- AP Interview: US must address waste, fraud in Afghan aid
November 26, 20151:21 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says "it's not too late" to address the fraud and mismanagement that has bedeviled the 14-year effort to rebuild the country.
- Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
November 25, 20152:53 PM ET
BEIRUT (AP) — In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.
- Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
November 25, 20154:05 PM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.
- Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace
November 26, 20152:23 AM ET
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya as he kicked off his first full day in Africa with a message of tolerance and peace.
- The Latest: Pope Francis delivers 1st Mass in Africa
November 26, 20152:40 AM ET
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)
- Palestinian dies in clashes with Israeli troops in West Bank
November 26, 20152:54 AM ET
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian health ministry says a 21-year-old Palestinian has died in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank.
- From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law
November 25, 20151:36 PM ET
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women.
- AP EXPLAINS: Turkmen minority caught up in Syrian civil war
November 25, 201512:17 PM ET
The shooting down of a Russian military plane by Turkey in Syria's Latakia province and the killing of one of the Russian pilots by a rebel group that includes local Turkmen fighters has brought the Syrian minority into focus. Here is a brief explanation on who the Syrian Turkmens are and how they have been affected by the civil war, now in its fifth year.
- Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?
November 26, 20152:21 AM ET
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.
- French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS
November 25, 20154:18 PM ET
PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.