posted: 03/27/2015 10:05 a.m.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli district court has indicted an Arab Druse from the Golan Heights on suspicion of spying for Syria.
posted: 03/27/2015 9:50 a.m.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police official said a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu.
posted: 03/27/2015 7:12 a.m.
MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.
updated: 03/27/2015 12:19 a.m.
PARIS -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately crashed the aircraft, French officials said Thursday, pointing to voice recorder evidence that he had locked the captain out of the cockpit, ignored his pleas for re-entry and steered down into the French Alps as passengers were heard screaming.
updated: 03/27/2015 2:42 a.m.
Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations Thursday in Yemen, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and driven out the president.
posted: 03/27/2015 2:39 a.m.
The United Nations' top Mideast envoy challenged the Security Council on Thursday to lead the way to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting it should present a framework for negotiations that "may be the only way to preserve the goal of a two-state solution."
updated: 03/27/2015 2:37 a.m.
Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the U.S. launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city.
updated: 03/27/2015 2:36 a.m.
The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits at other sites on centrifuge work and research and development , officials said.
updated: 03/27/2015 2:35 a.m.
Syrian arms said to kill 18 in south BEIRUT -- Syrian government airstrikes and shelling in the country's south killed at least 18 people Thursday, including three children, opposition activists said.
posted: 03/26/2015 10:56 a.m.
SANAA, Yemen — Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and drove out the president. The dramatic military assault turns impoverished, fragmented Yemen into a new front in the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
posted: 03/26/2015 9:30 a.m.
ABUJA, Nigeria — The two leading candidates in this weekend's presidential elections pledged Thursday to accept the outcome as a new report showed that Boko Haram Islamic extremists, who are threatening to disrupt the vote, have killed more than 1,000 civilians this year.
posted: 03/26/2015 7:45 a.m.
TIKRIT, Iraq — The commander of Iraq's military operations in Salahuddin province said government forces have launched the final phase of an offensive to recapture the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit.
updated: 03/26/2015 10:30 a.m.
PARIS — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday.
updated: 03/26/2015 4:29 a.m.
At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters, the Pentagon said.
posted: 03/26/2015 4:19 a.m.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked Congress on Wednesday for billions of American tax dollars and vowed his war-torn country will be self-reliant within this decade.