By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the bloodshed in the
By MICHELLE FAULAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in jail for using child soldiers - a punishment meant to bring justice for his victims, to signal a warning to others and to act as a potential landmark in
By DON BABWINAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's mayor and police superintendent publicly defended their new gang-fighting strategy Monday amid growing criticism that the changes are failing and a big reason why the city's homicide rate has soared this year.
After weeks of media
By RANDALL CHASEAssociated Press
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Armed men suspected of triggering an exchange of gunfire at a weekend soccer tournament in Delaware that left three people dead and two wounded apparently targeted the tournament organizer, but authorities on Monday remained mum about the motive
By WHITNEY PHILLIPSAssociated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities made a rare disclosure Monday linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing identities and requesting the public's help in capturing four fugitives accused in the shooting
NEW YORK (AP) - Coverage of the catastrophic Joplin, Mo., tornado and the investigation into secret intelligence operations set up by the New York City Police Department won awards for deadline and enterprise reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors association for journalism excellence by
MSNBC.COM/KABUL, Afghanistan - Six U.S. soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials confirmed to NBC News, on a day where a total of 29 people died from roadside bombs and insurgent attacks.
The identities soldiers were withheld pending notification of
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia on Monday signaled that it would not sign new weapons contracts with Syria until the situation there calms down.
Russia will continue with previously agreed exports, but will not be selling new arms to Syria, Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, deputy
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - International envoy Kofi Annan tried to rescue his peace plan for Syria by seeking help Monday from Iran, a staunch ally and military backer of President Bashar Assad's regime.
Before flying to Tehran, Annan said he had agreed on a new approach
By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKERAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez and his allies accused opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles on Sunday of trying to provoke violence by campaigning in areas that have been bastions of support for the incumbent leader.