posted: 03/06/2015 10:58 a.m.
PARIS — The head of the U.N.'s cultural agency says the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage like that at an archaeological site in Nimrud, Iraq, amounts to a "war crime."
posted: 03/06/2015 9:48 a.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.
posted: 03/06/2015 8:02 a.m.
BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.
posted: 03/06/2015 7:53 a.m.
NEW DELHI — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.
updated: 03/06/2015 3:40 a.m.
North Korea on Thursday hailed a slashing attack against the U.S. ambassador in Seoul as "deserved punishment" for the United States joining military exercises on the Korean peninsula.
posted: 03/06/2015 3:37 a.m.
Russia's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called the arrival of U.S. military trainers in western Ukraine a "provocation" and warned Ukrainians that they should rethink the consequences of hosting the Western forces.
posted: 03/06/2015 3:31 a.m.
Iran said Thursday that a team of special operatives has freed an Iranian diplomat abducted more than 19 months ago in Yemen, a statement from Tehran on an intelligence operation carried out on foreign soil.
updated: 03/06/2015 3:28 a.m.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Persian Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle East and beyond.
posted: 03/06/2015 3:27 a.m.
A Thai court sentenced 15 members of the “Red Shirt” political movement to four years in prison Thursday for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, news reports said.
updated: 03/06/2015 3:25 a.m.
Militants target Chadian tribesmen MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Boko Haram militants are rampaging through northeast Nigerian villages and selectively killing men, boys and members of the same tribe as Chadian forces that have dealt blows to the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Thursday.
updated: 03/06/2015 3:21 a.m.
John Borger, an attorney representing Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper author Chris Kyle, filed a brief arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, whom Chris Kyle claimed in his book to have decked at a California bar.
posted: 03/05/2015 11:11 a.m.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Thursday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and vowed that any agreement reached would not reduce America's commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in the Middle East and beyond.
posted: 03/05/2015 8:55 a.m.
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans are commemorating Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death even as an economic crisis threatens to undo the former president's legacy of lifting thousands out of poverty.
updated: 03/05/2015 3:56 a.m.
A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 17 workers, officials said.
posted: 03/05/2015 3:55 a.m.
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called the slaying of his top critic a "disgrace" to Russia, while the opposition promised to complete Boris Nemtsov's work on a report documenting evidence of Russian troops' involvement in fighting in eastern Ukraine.