Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment. The reported shootdown comes after the U.S. military previously alleged Iran fired a missile at another drone last week that responded to the attack on two oil tankers. The U.S. blames Iran for the attack on the ships, which Tehran denies.
Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 7:41pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea's nuclear weapons.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 3:53pm
All peace efforts in Afghanistan including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be aimed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban, the U.N. envoy for the war-torn country said Wednesday.
Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 1:32pm
The United Nations' top human rights official arrived in Venezuela Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence.
MarÍa Verza, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 1:24pm
Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, even spilling into the kitchen and the chapel, as an over-capacity crowd of migrants tries to find space to sleep.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 1:08pm
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur.
Tom Odula, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 10:35am
A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people.
Jamey Keaten and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 10:00am
The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince's office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body.
Laure Van Ruymbeke and Isabel Debre, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 9:09am
On a high school trip to Jordan's ancient city of Petra, a group of teenagers sneak out at night to drink beer, smoke weed and gossip around a bonfire. A girl asks her frisky boyfriend to take things slow.