posted: 05/27/2015 9:22 a.m.
JERUSALEM — Officials in Jerusalem say the Quartet's Mideast envoy, Tony Blair, has resigned after nearly eight years on the job.
posted: 05/27/2015 9:16 a.m.
MOSCOW — A proposed law in Kazakhstan that would criminalize dissemination to minors of information supporting homosexual relationships has been struck down as unconstitutional.
posted: 05/27/2015 8:38 a.m.
HYDERABAD, India — Soaring summer temperatures in India have left more than 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday.
posted: 05/27/2015 8:10 a.m.
TOKYO — A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
posted: 05/27/2015 6:32 a.m.
BAGHDAD — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.
posted: 05/27/2015 6:31 a.m.
ZURICH — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.
posted: 05/27/2015 3:58 a.m.
China said Tuesday that it plans to extend its military's global reach to safeguard its economic and maritime interests, while declaring that it does not seek confrontation with its neighbors despite their "provocative actions" over disputed islands and "meddling" by the United States.
posted: 05/27/2015 3:57 a.m.
Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday.
posted: 05/27/2015 3:40 a.m.
For months, the U.N.'s top human-rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it, statements marked "strictly confidential" show, even as France pressed the U.N. for more information about the case.
posted: 05/27/2015 3:39 a.m.
Authorities exhumed human remains Tuesday from the purported grave of Burkina Faso’s assassinated leader, nearly three decades after the Marxist revolutionary was killed during a coup in the West African country.
updated: 05/27/2015 3:38 a.m.
Iraq vowed Tuesday to retake Anbar province -- now mostly held by the Islamic State -- by launching a large-scale military operation less than two weeks after suffering a defeat at the hands of the extremists in the provincial capital of Ramadi.
updated: 05/27/2015 3:35 a.m.
Fighters backing Yemen's exiled government captured a key city on the road to the port city of Aden, officials said Tuesday, the pro-government forces' first significant victory since a Saudi-led coalition began targeting Shiite rebels in airstrikes.
posted: 05/27/2015 3:33 a.m.
A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of facilities housing the country's rapidly aging population.
posted: 05/27/2015 3:32 a.m.
Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they search through a cluster of illicit hideouts near the border with Thailand.
posted: 05/27/2015 3:31 a.m.
An Iranian security court Tuesday began the private espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months.