By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday hailed an accelerating wave of defections in President Bashar Assad's inner circle as the United States and its international allies pleaded once again for global
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A man who beat up a priest who allegedly molested him as a child was acquitted Thursday of assault, a surprising verdict that allowed the defendant to escape a prison sentence.
Supporters of defendant
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is blacklisting six people, including Eritrea's intelligence chief and a senior Eritrean military officer, for their roles in allegedly supporting the radical Islamist al-Shabab group in Somalia
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The secret-spilling group WikiLeaks said Thursday it was in the process of publishing material from 2.4 million Syrian emails - many of which it said came from official government accounts.
By SINAN SALAHEDDINAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's top diplomat on Thursday said he had "solid information" that al-Qaida militants were crossing from Iraq to Syria to carry out attacks, warning of a violent spillover that could shake the Middle East
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens
By KAY JOHNSON and LARA JAKESAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Whenever he leaves his home, Mohammed Jabar, a Sunni Muslim, carries his cellphone so his family can find out quickly whether he is safe if a deadly bomb attack hits. Shukria Mahmud, another Sunni, rarely ventures from
By The Associated Press
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
Los Angeles Times on Syria and the Russia connection:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting a
By LARA JAKESAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - A car exploded outside a southern Iraqi marketplace on Wednesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 28 in the latest deadly attack in the nation's spiraling cycle of violence.
The strike in the Shiite
By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - The case horrified Germany, a nation where the Hitler era still casts a long shadow: a small band of neo-Nazis suspected of killing ethnic Turks and others in a seven-year terror spree, undetected by security forces until a botched