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Israel fires artillery into Gaza, Palestinian rocket attacks persist

Israel fired artillery and mounted more airstrikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel's commercial center. As hostilities enter...

Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of encroaching on its territory

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan accused Azerbaijani troops on Thursday of encroaching on Armenian territory, months after the two countries fought a war over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Ka...

Opinion: In Ukraine conflict, Putin hits NATO's credibility

Vladimir Putin will attack Ukraine not from land, but from the Black Sea, blocking or seizing its ports and creating a land corridor to connect Crimea with Russia. NATO will condemn the Kremlin's ...

Trump administration officials to testify on Jan. 6 riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Trump administration officials plan to defend their actions during the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol when they appear before Congress, with former acting Defense Secret...

Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots plans to tell Congress that he was concerned in the days before the insurrection that sending troops...

Colombian rebel group says it captured 8 Venezuela soldiers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian rebel group that has been fighting against the Venezuelan army since March, said in a letter addressed to the International Committee of the Red Cross that it has c...

Registration opens for hopefuls in Iran's presidential vote

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran opened registration Tuesday for potential candidates in the country's June presidential election, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal...

Albania prime minister set on firing the country’s president

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister expressed his determination Monday to remove the president from his post, claiming he has embarrassed the country. Prime Minister Edi ...

The Latest: Joint venture aims to make 1B doses for Chinese

BEIJING — A Chinese pharmaceutical company and BioNTech SE, the co-developer of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, are setting up a joint venture in China with the capacity to manufacture up to 1 billion do...

The Latest: India's double whammy: Rising cases, few shots

NEW DELHI — India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping the country, but since then the pace of administering the shots has only dropped,...

EXPLAINER: Why are people protesting across Colombia?

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians have protested across the country against a government they feel has long ignored their needs, allowed corruption to run rampant and is so out of t...

The Latest: Pakistanis shop ahead of weeklong lockdown

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has reported 120 deaths and 4105 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day ahead of a planned closure of all business and transport for a week starting Saturday. Be...

Colombia expels Cuban; Havana says move 'groundless'

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's government announced Friday that was expelling a Cuban diplomat for “activities incompatible” with his position, and Cuba identified the official as its second-ranking emissar...

Corruption, economic woes spark deadly protests in Colombia

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join thousands of Colombians in a...

Albanian lawmakers to investigate president for impeachment

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Lawmakers in Albania agreed Friday to form an investigative committee to decide whether to impeach the country’s president, whom the governing Socialist Party accuses of violati...