A U.S. official says that an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a U.S. drone flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. The official spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity as the information had yet to be cleared for release to the public.
Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedJun 19th - 9:12pm
Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing the circumstances of the incident.
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.