- No surprise: Beijing's pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong's leader
March 26, 20176:56 AM ET
HONG KONG (AP) — The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014.
- US-backed forces battling for IS-held air base in Syria
March 26, 20171:33 PM ET
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces began their assault on an Islamic State-held air base in northern Syria on Sunday, activists said, as reports circulated that residents were evacuating the nearby city of Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital.
- Why the London attacker's links to Saudi Arabia might matter
March 26, 20171:22 PM ET
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood's time there immediately raised questions about whether the country's ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him.
- With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus
March 26, 20171:38 PM ET
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region.
- The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base
March 26, 20171:03 PM ET
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):
- Corruption protests sweep Russia; opposition leader arrested
March 26, 20171:44 PM ET
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years.
- Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera
March 26, 201712:07 PM ET
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air.
- 6 aid workers killed in South Sudan
March 26, 20171:39 PM ET
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013.
- UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access
March 26, 20171:38 PM ET
LONDON (AP) — Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.
- Non merci: French voters reject corruption in politics
March 26, 20174:20 AM ET
PARIS (AP) — French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore — that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country's powerful security minister.