posted: 06/18/2013 11:11 a.m.
KABUL — In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the U.S. announced Tuesday that they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opened an office in Qatar.
posted: 06/18/2013 8:20 a.m.
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posted: 06/18/2013 8:08 a.m.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A police officer says the death toll from a bomb that ripped through a crowded funeral in northwest Pakistan has risen to 20 people.
updated: 06/18/2013 8:11 a.m.
BAGHDAD — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside and near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 26 people and wounding 55, Iraqi officials said.
posted: 06/18/2013 4:44 a.m.
Syria’s president warned that Europe “will pay a price” if it delivers weapons to rebels fighting to topple him, saying in an interview published Monday that arming them would backfire as the “terrorists” return to their countries with extremist ideologies.
posted: 06/18/2013 4:43 a.m.
Riot police in Istanbul fired water cannons and tear gas Monday to disperse pockets of protesters on the sidelines of a demonstration called by labor groups that hope to capitalize on weeks of initially small-scale activism to register broader discontent.
posted: 06/18/2013 4:40 a.m.
Iranian President-elect Hasan Rowhani said he will make the country’s nuclear program more transparent as he seeks to ease tension with the U.S. and reduce “brutal” sanctions that have crippled the economy.
posted: 06/18/2013 4:38 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We do have different perspectives on the problem.” U.S. President Barack Obama, on his view of involvement in the Syrian civil war and that of Russian President Vladimir Putin Article, 1A
posted: 06/18/2013 4:36 a.m.
Kris Jenner says her daughter Kim Kardashian is thrilled to have a new baby. Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West were keeping silent in the wake of multiple reports that Kardashian gave birth over the weekend — about a month premature.
posted: 06/18/2013 4:35 a.m.
Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, is prepared to stay holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for as long as five years if necessary to avoid extradition to Sweden to face what he says are politically motivated allegations of sexual assault, said Ricardo Patino, the Ecuadorean foreign minister.
posted: 06/18/2013 midnight
Deep differences over Syria’s fierce civil war clouded a summit of world leaders Monday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin rejecting calls from the U.S., Britain and France to halt his political and military support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s regime.
posted: 06/17/2013 11:04 a.m.
LONDON — The Guardian newspaper said the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and e-mails when the U.K. hosted international conferences, even going so far as to set up a bugged Internet cafe in an effort to get an edge in high-stakes negotiations.
posted: 06/17/2013 7:52 a.m.
BEIRUT — A car bomb targeting a checkpoint near a military airport in an upscale neighborhood of the Syrian capital has killed 10 soldiers, activists said Monday as President Bashar Assad's troops pressed ahead with an offensive to regain territory they lost to rebels trying to topple his regime.
posted: 06/17/2013 7:44 a.m.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's newly elected president says he will follow a "path of moderation" and urges his country not to be held back by past policies, emphasizing messages from Western leaders since his victory that have brought hope of new openings with Tehran.
posted: 06/17/2013 4:46 a.m.
Europe is mired in debt and recession. Financial markets have hit violent ups and downs on fears that U.S. stimulus efforts could soon be scaled back.