Nancy Benac, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 4:01am
Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia on Tuesday to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group.
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 3:20am
Syria's al-Qaida branch was releasing on Tuesday a group of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive since August 2014 as part of a swap deal brokered by Qatar that included Lebanon setting free an unspecified number of prisoners wanted by the militant group.
Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments today as Beijing grapples with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day.
An Afghan police official says that an explosion has struck a group of children who were playing on the outskirts of a provincial capital in the country's north, killing three boys and wounding 12 children, four of them critically.
Didi Tang, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 2:00am
Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day.
Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 7:31pm
Roch Marc Christian Kabore was elected Burkina Faso's president, according to preliminary results announced early Tuesday, replacing the transitional government put in place after the West African nation's longtime leader was toppled in a popular uprising last year.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 7:30pm
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended Monday that the U.N. Security Council authorize a stepped-up U.N. presence in violence-wracked Burundi to promote a political dialogue but stopped short of calling for a full-fledged U.N. peacekeeping force.