By EDITH M. LEDERER and JOHN DANISZEWSKI
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari proposed a two-stage plan Friday to bring both sides of the Syrian conflict together to discuss a political transition in hopes of ending the 18-month war that has killed more than 30,000 people
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Russian foreign minister lashed out Friday at countries that are backing opposition groups fighting the dictatorship of Syria's Bashar Assad, saying that was "pushing Syria even deeper into internecine strife."
Sergei Lavrov, the top Russian diplomat, told the U.N.
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - They were two young women living alone and in fear in Albania, where they say they were ripe targets for sex traffickers notorious for kidnapping their victims and forcing them into prostitution in other countries.
Both fled to the United
By ROBERT H. REIDAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - In a dramatic gesture, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" on a diagram of Iran's nuclear program and called on the world to do the same to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons - a step the Iranians insist they
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration granted a victory Friday to a militant Iranian organization formerly allied with Saddam Hussein, taking the group off the U.S. terrorism list despite vehemently rejecting its claim that it is a pro-democracy opposition
By Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's use of a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb to convey a message over Iran's disputed nuclear program follows in a long and storied tradition of leaders and diplomats using props to make their points at the
By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
The stakes now are similar to what caused the U.S. to invade almost 11 years ago: the threat of more al-Qaida attacks.
President Barack Obama says U.S.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a bid to hold onto his House seat, freshman Republican Rep. Allen West is making his opponent's bleary mug shot from nine years ago the focus of a blistering ad.
On a single night in February 2003, the ad released Friday notes, West was
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In presidential politics, everybody's searching for "the moment." The campaigns don't know when or how it will come, but they watch for something - awkward words, an embarrassing image - that can break through and become the defining