Amir Vahdat, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 10:11am
The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.
Sam Magdy, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 9:51am
Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, saying the media would go on strike next week if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met.
Malta's prime minister became the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a unity government following a U.N.-brokered agreement, meeting the Libyan prime minister-designate at a naval base near Tripoli's international airport.
Residents and U.S. military personnel in a South Korean city rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors, fire officials said Wednesday.
Robert Burns, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 6:40am
An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.