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Puerto Rico mayor, Trump critic announces run for governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:51pm

The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital announced Friday that she is running for governor of the U.S. territory.

Q&A: Golan Heights an area of beauty, strategic value

Zeina Karam and Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:49pm

President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights turns the tables on decades of U.S. diplomacy and international law and threatens to further inflame regional tensions.

Russia, Syria urge US to discuss evacuation of refugee camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:34pm

Russia and Syria have invited the U.S. to have a joint discussion on evacuating a refugee camp in southern Syria.

Lebanese politician Joumblatt mourns canine 'comrade'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:43am

One of Lebanon's leading politicians, Walid Joumblatt, is mourning the death of his long time dog, Oscar.

Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:43am

Nicaragua's opposition is hoping for approval Friday of a schedule for freeing 640 people considered political prisoners, a leader of the opposition group Civic Alliance told The Associated Press.

Brazilian ex-president remains silent under questioning

Diane Jeantet and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:27am

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer remained silent when questioned by investigators Friday, a day after he was arrested as part of the country's sprawling Car Wash corruption probe.

India bans pro-independence group in Kashmir

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:17am

India on Friday banned a pro-independence group in its portion of Kashmir as part of a crackdown on separatist organizations.

Palestinians say Israeli fire kills 2 at Gaza-Israel fence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:54am

Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire at protests along the Gaza-Israel border fence.

EU takes charge, forces Brexit deadlines on UK's May

Lorne Cook and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:34am

Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to a timetable dictated by the European Union.

Islamic State driven from last Syria territory, Trump says

Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:17am

Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group's holdouts.

Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election

Tassanee Vejpongsa, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:09am

Thailand's main political parties held their final major rallies ahead of Sunday's general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them victory.

White House: All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been '100 percent eliminated'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:09am

White House: All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been '100 percent eliminated'

US forces say 2 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Amir Shah, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:04am

Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the U.S. and NATO forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths.

Germany: 11 arrested in raid on suspected extremist plotters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:41am

German authorities arrested 11 people Friday during a series of raids on a group of people suspected of planning an Islamic extremist attack using a vehicle and firearms.

Albanian police arrest Indian wanted for money laundering

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:29am

Albanian authorities say they have arrested an Indian citizen wanted in his country for money laundering.

Irish authorities find parcel bomb similar to UK packages

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:28am

Authorities in Ireland say a parcel bomb found at an Irish postal depot appears identical to a series of devices sent to Britain earlier this month.

Russian court convicts Ukrainian teen of plotting bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:51am

A Russian court on Friday sentenced a Ukrainian teenager to six years in prison for plotting a bombing in a Russian school.

Syrian man suspected of IS beheadings held in Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:45am

A Syrian man suspected of having taken part in beheadings carried out by the Islamic State in Homs has been taken into custody and questioned by authorities in Hungary.

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Sylvie Corbet and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:41am

The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it could remove Belgium's famed Aalst carnival from its cultural heritage list following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade.