International

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense...
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting Sunday in certain areas that suffered technical glitches. Fleeing residents said scores of the...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees. He...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence. State news...
CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their...
Christians around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter. Crowds of faithful gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site...
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians in Jerusalem are marking Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that concludes with Easter. Crowds of faithful gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Many waved...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession in St. Peter's Square to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter. Francis clutched a palm frond for the religious service, celebrated outside St. Peter's Basilica. In keeping...