By DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Shortly after the revolt against President Bashar Assad erupted in March 2011, Imad al-Souri quit his computer job to help the protests. He uploaded online videos of the marches and sneaked banned loudspeakers to demonstrators to amplify
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Thursday to delay the start of the war crimes trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta due to a lack of evidence.
ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement she needs time to
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims headed toward Senate passage on Thursday.
The White House expressed support for the legislation, which would provide $552.1 billion
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - It was arguably Russian President Vladimir Putin's biggest political decision of the year - the announcement that imprisoned tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned. Here's a look at Khodorkovsky, the implications of his imprisonment
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Cuban President Raul Castro introduced himself to President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela's funeral, telling him, "Mr. President, I'm Castro," as the two leaders shook hands.
That's according to Castro's brother, Fidel,
By MARIA DANILOVA and YURAS KARMANAUAssociated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled president slammed the West on Thursday for supporting the massive street protests calling for his ouster and announced plans to partially join a Moscow-led economic union - a move likely to deepen
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted former leader Hosni Mubarak's two sons and his last prime minister of corruption charges, a verdict announced just hours after security forces arrested a prominent activist as part of an intensifying crackdown
By SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Istanbul's most senior police official was dismissed Thursday, days after police launched raids that detained dozens of people. The massive corruption and bribery investigation has ensnared the sons of three government ministers, threatening
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.
The Madison Project said Thursday that it was backing Dr. Milton Wolf over Roberts, the blunt-spoken
By The Associated Press
Five major recommendations from the 46 proposals by the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology to change National Security Agency surveillance programs and other intelligence and counterterrorism operations:
- The White House and Congress should pass new
By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan said Thursday that he and emergency manager Kevyn Orr will share some of the duties of running the cash-strapped city but the bulk of the financial responsibilities will remain under Orr's control.
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a quarter of the Senate introduced legislation Thursday that could raise sanctions on Iran and compel the United States to support Israel if it launches a pre-emptive attack on the Iranian nuclear program, defying President Barack Obama
By BREE FOWLERAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.
Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27