Skip to Content

Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.

Residents reported heavy clashes between the Houthis and mainly Sunni tribal fighters in the south…

0 (0 new)

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist…

0 (0 new)

It's becoming clear that immigration is a volatile issue that can trip up Republican presidential hopefuls who must compete for conservative primary voters who oppose amnesty for immigrants living illegally in the U.S.

Just ask Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants.

He stepped up in the Senate…

0 (0 new)

Nigeria extended voting to Sunday because of technical glitches as millions turned out to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.

Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote, and for the first time there is a possibility that a challenger can defeat a…

0 (0 new)

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.

With just four days to go until that…

0 (0 new)

The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside.

The somber mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when their plane slammed full speed into the Col de Mariaud…

0 (0 new)

U.S. President Barack Obama's national security policies are being sharply criticized by Republicans and even undermined by members of the GOP foreign-policy establishment.

They insist Obama should significantly increase defense spending and respond more forcefully to threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin in eastern Ukraine, Islamic State in Iraq and…

0 (0 new)

Compared to many other countries, Japan still has a very high percentage of smokers. The habit is so prevalent that even in cosmopolitan Tokyo many restaurants allow customers to smoke anywhere on the premises, and despite repeated pleas to refrain from smoking and walking to show consideration towards non-smoking pedestrians,…

0 (0 new)

Japan's All Nippon Airways has ordered three 787-10 Dreamliners, becoming the first airline in Asia to operate all three versions of the high-tech jetliner.

The new 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family, capable of carrying 323 passengers up to 13,000 kilometers (8,078 miles), a distance that represents more…

0 (0 new)