BEIRUT (AP) - Two Syrian activist groups say they fear the past six days of clashes in two Damascus suburbs may have killed hundreds of people.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the number of dead could be as high as 250.
Rami Abdul-Rahman, who heads the Observatory, says
By TONY FRASERAssociated Press
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - Ex-world soccer powerbroker Jack Warner resigned as national security minister of Trinidad & Tobago some 48 hours after a regional soccer group's ethics panel accused him and another top former official of enriching themselves
By MICHELE SALCEDOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Disappointment. Disgust. Grossly unfair.
That's how some families who lost loved ones in December's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school view the Senate's defeat this past week of the most far-reaching gun control legislation
By PEDRO SERVINAssociated Press
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Paraguayans elected a tobacco magnate as their new leader Sunday, returning the conservative Colorado Party to the presidency that it held for 61 years before former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo won the office in 2008.
By MATT VOLZAssociated Press
BOX ELDER, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials temporarily stopped funding a $361 million water pipeline for a Native American reservation in Montana after learning that millions of project dollars were missing and a Chippewa Cree leader in charge of the project steered
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators who helped write bipartisan immigration legislation say the Boston Marathon bombings should expedite an overhaul of the current system.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday that the bombings that left three dead "should urge us to act quicker,
By HARRY DUNPHY and MARTIN CRUTSINGERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - While world finance leaders say the global economy has improved slightly this year, they said the outlook for the future was uneven with growth and job creation still too weak.
The policy-setting committee for the 188-nation
By SINAN SALAHEDDINAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi election monitors on Sunday reported multiple irregularities in the country's first provincial vote since U.S. troops left, but were unclear as to whether results would be affected.
In an initial report, two non-governmental organizations
By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The documentary on a massive strike that paralyzed life in Nigeria features newspaper headlines, television news footage and other information widely known about a government gasoline subsidy that saw billions of dollars stolen by greedy
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held out hope Sunday for a nonmilitary way to ending the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, but he also emphasized Washington's willingness to let Israel decide whether and when it might strike Tehran in