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Syria says any foreign troops would return 'in coffins'

February 6, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would "return home in wooden coffins" and asserted that recent military... more »»

Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban

February 6, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded Saturday with a call for direct negotiations between the government and the Taliban by the end of February,... more »»

Italy demands answers as student's body is flown from Cairo

February 6, 2016

ROME (AP) — Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine the truth about an Italian doctoral student slain and reportedly tortured in Cairo as he researched Egyptian labor... more »»

Pope's sex abuse panel tells survivor to take a time-out

February 6, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. more »»

The Latest: Anti-migrant protesters rally in Prague

February 6, 2016

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Latest on the flow of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):

4:25 p.m. more »»

EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow

February 6, 2016

AMSTERDAM (AP) — European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Macedonia as a better wa... more »»

The Latest: Iran holds funeral for troops killed in Syria

February 6, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. more »»

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14

February 6, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. more »»

Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise... more »»

5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania

February 6, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group... more »»

FM: Foreign troops entering Syria would return 'in coffins'

February 6, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign ground troops entering Syria would "return home in wooden coffins," and called on rebel groups... more »»

The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

8:40 p.. more »»

11 dead, hundreds rescued as strong quake rattles Taiwan

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential building,... more »»

Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidate

February 6, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. more »»

The Latest: Death toll rises to 11 in Taiwan quake

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

6:55 p.m. more »»

Monkey Year inspires kung fu, predictions of fire, disease

February 6, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey — the ninth of 12 animal signs. more »»

Four-country talks resume on path to Afghan peace

February 6, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — China, the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan launched their third round of talks Saturday aimed at finding a way to get the warring Taliban to sit and talk peace with the... more »»

7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential complex,... more »»

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

February 6, 2016

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. more »»

The Latest: Death toll rises to 7 in Taiwan quake

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

2 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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