Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 12:10pm
Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year.
Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 12:01pm
A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.
Florent Bajrami, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 11:52am
Kosovo's foreign minister has written to his counterparts in the European Union, U.S. and other countries denouncing "numerous acts of provocation and aggression" from Serbia, an official said Thursday.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 11:41am
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution expressing "full support" to Gambia's new President Adama Barrow and calling on ex-leader Yahya Jammeh to step down, condemning his attempts to usurp power.
Bashir Adigun, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 11:30am
Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
A Turkish legislator handcuffed herself to parliament's rostrum on Thursday to protest a reform package that would give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office executive powers. The move sparked fighting between women legislators, who were seen slapping each other.
Monika Scislowska, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 10:55am
Poland's interior minister defended the decision to post photos of some anti-government protesters to illustrate the country's "zero tolerance for breaches of the law," but opposition lawmakers Thursday called it an act of "political revenge" intended to intimidate government critics.
Cara Anna, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 10:34am
One inauguration has been planned for months, with a global spotlight and a Washington setting. The other was announced just hours ahead of time and took place outside the country after weeks of chaos.
Adama Barrow is a former businessman and real estate mogul who emerged as the unlikely head of a coalition of several Gambian opposition parties. He was sworn in Thursday in Gambia's embassy in neighboring Senegal after a dramatic political crisis — and just days after a personal tragedy.
Josef Federman, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 10:30am
For nearly 50 years, Israel's settler movement has been criticized, condemned and ostracized by the international community. But on Friday, they say they will be greeted with open arms as invited guests to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Karin Laub, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 10:22am
Jordan is deploying more forces to face a growing threat to its borders, as Islamic State extremists in neighboring Iraq and Syria are being dislodged from some strongholds, the commander of the kingdom's border guards said Thursday.