By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Centuries after piracy was recognized as the first international crime against humanity, the U.N. Security Council held its first debate Monday on piracy's rise as a threat to world peace and security. It's a big business,
By MELANIE GOUBYAssociated Press
GOMA, Congo (AP) - A rebel group believed to be backed by Rwanda advanced to within two miles (three kilometers) of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo, marking the first time that rebels have come this close since 2008.
Congolese army spokesman
By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An American suspected of operating with terrorists in Somalia has been added to the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.
The FBI on Wednesday placed Omar Shafik Hammami, formerly of Alabama, on its list. Officials believe Hammami is a
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Wednesday:
1. WHAT WEIGHED MOST ON VOTERS' MINDS
Preliminary results of exit polls show 6 in 10 ranked the economy as the top issue.
2. HOW THE CANDIDATES SPENT THE LAST
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Gunmen killed the brother of Syria's parliament speaker in a hail of bullets as he drove to work in Damascus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia.
The Santa Cruz Warriors selected former Washington State guard Faisal Aden with the 13th pick in the third round of the NBA Development League draft Friday.
Aden played at Washington State the past two seasons, averaging 14.5 points as a senior before tearing his ACL in a January game at
NEW YORK (AP) - The United Nations Security Council held a makeshift meeting after superstorm Sandy forced the world body to remain mostly closed for a third day.
The council needed to meet Wednesday because the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Somalia was expiring. Meeting in a temporary
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan, 11 years after they invaded. Why? The answer boils down to one word: al-Qaida. The goal is to damage the terrorist group enough to prevent a repeat of the 9/11 attacks.
Where they stand:
By DEB RIECHMANN and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Sea piracy worldwide fell to its lowest level since 2008 over the first nine months of this year as navies and shipping companies cracked down on attacks off the coast of Somalia, an international maritime watchdog said Monday.
The International Maritime Bureau said