posted: 10/12/2015 12:19 p.m.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe is no longer pressing for the extradition of James Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a well-known lion called Cecil, a Cabinet minister said Monday.
posted: 10/12/2015 11:26 a.m.
DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in central Syria as government forces battle insurgents in a strategic area near a rebel-held province and a government stronghold.
posted: 10/12/2015 8:26 a.m.
TEHRAN, Iran — Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran for more than a year on charges including espionage, has been convicted, a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said.
updated: 10/12/2015 5:07 a.m.
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday defended his air and cruise-missile strikes on terror targets in Syria as two Saudi Arabian officials softened their government's position on the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
updated: 10/12/2015 5:05 a.m.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's parliament on Sunday approved an outline of a bill that would allow the government to implement the nuclear deal it reached with the U.S. and other world powers, the official IRNA news agency said.
updated: 10/12/2015 5:01 a.m.
JERUSALEM -- A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence showed no signs of abating Sunday as three Palestinians, including a 2-year-old and a 13-year-old, were killed by Israeli forces, and four Israelis were wounded in an evening stabbing attack.
updated: 10/12/2015 4:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee on Benghazi said Sunday morning that the claims by a fired staff member who is accusing the panel of engaging in a partisan probe to tarnish Hillary Rodham Clinton appear newly manufactured and that the staff member himself appeared obsessed with the presidential candidate.
posted: 10/12/2015 4:58 a.m.
BERLIN -- Germany will not have to raise taxes to help pay for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants who have been flooding into the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview released Sunday, and the government should have new regulations in place by November to help deal with the influx.
posted: 10/12/2015 4:57 a.m.
DAKAR, Senegal -- Nigeria's Islamic extremist insurgents Boko Haram are blamed for using teens and women to carry out suicide bombings in neighboring Chad and Cameroon this weekend, killing more than 45 people in what Cameroon's government spokesman said is a move to spread terror as a multinational force prepares to deploy against them.
updated: 10/12/2015 4:54 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade embargo on Cuba remains in place, but the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations has spurred a steady stream of state and local officials to visit the island nation in search of economic opportunity.
updated: 10/12/2015 4:52 a.m.
CONAKRY, Guinea -- Guinea's president and main opposition candidate called for calm Sunday when they voted in the country's presidential election, after days of electoral clashes and as polling stations reported late and insufficient materials.
posted: 10/12/2015 4:52 a.m.
The only sign of trouble aboard a Norfolk Southern train hauling roughly 9,000 tons of Canadian crude in western Pennsylvania last year was a moderate sway in the locomotive as it entered a bend on the Kiskiminetas River.
updated: 10/12/2015 4:51 a.m.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's judiciary said Sunday that a verdict has been reached in the case of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained for more than a year on espionage allegations, but did not say what the verdict is.
updated: 10/12/2015 4:49 a.m.
ANKARA, Turkey -- Thousands mourned the 95 victims of Turkey's deadliest attack in years as state inspectors tried Sunday to identify who sent suicide bombers to a rally promoting peace with Kurdish rebels.
posted: 10/12/2015 4:48 a.m.
VIENNA — The Socialist party held on to Vienna City Hall in a municipal election Sunday, fighting off a challenge from a rightist populist party campaigning on Austrian concerns over mass migration.