posted: 07/28/2016 11:09 a.m.
MOSCOW — Russia and the Syrian government said they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo on Thursday and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, even as Syrian forces took another district from rebels in the city.
posted: 07/28/2016 9:49 a.m.
CZESTOCHOWA, Poland — Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.
updated: 07/28/2016 3:59 a.m.
The U.S. is exploiting an enormous amount of digital information about the Islamic State obtained by Syrian rebels fighting for control of the city of Manbij, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition said Wednesday.
updated: 07/28/2016 3:54 a.m.
The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on a visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France.
posted: 07/28/2016 3:53 a.m.
The 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately before the explosion, Bavaria's interior minister said Wednesday.
posted: 07/28/2016 3:52 a.m.
The top religious scholars of Egypt’s Al-Azhar have rejected new government measures to standardize Friday sermons, saying such a step would “freeze” the development of religious discourse.
posted: 07/28/2016 3:37 a.m.
Turkey's government ordered the closure of dozens of media outlets -- including news agencies, television channels, radio stations and newspapers -- as part of its widespread crackdown since the failed coup attempt July 15.
updated: 07/28/2016 3:36 a.m.
U.S. man among 9 slain in Dhaka raid NEW DELHI -- A 24-year-old Bangladeshi-American student was among nine suspected militants killed in a gunbattle with police in Bangladesh, Dhaka police said Wednesday.
posted: 07/28/2016 1 a.m.
Migrants protesting Europe’s closed borders say they have begun a hunger strike to press their message to European leaders.
posted: 07/27/2016 2:16 p.m.
ISTANBU — Turkey's state run news agency says close to 1,700 officers have been formally discharged from the military after the country's failed coup.
posted: 07/27/2016 4:14 a.m.
An Indian human-rights activist says she will end her 16-year hunger strike next month.
updated: 07/27/2016 4:06 a.m.
The killings of 19 people at a home for the mentally disabled raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security.
updated: 07/27/2016 4:04 a.m.
Two attackers slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest celebrating Mass in a French church, killing him and gravely injuring one of the few worshippers present before the two were shot to death by police.
updated: 07/27/2016 3:52 a.m.
Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party's claim that Russia had a hand in the hack, lending weight to the allegation that the Kremlin is trying to tamper with the U.S. presidential contest.
posted: 07/27/2016 3:50 a.m.
German officials vowed tighter security and called for tougher controls of asylum seekers Tuesday in the aftermath of four attacks in the country in the span of a week, two of which were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.