Sudan's deadly crackdown evokes Arab Spring bloodshed

In the Middle East, it has often begun the same way: a popular swell of street protests against long-entrenched autocrats and demonstrators inspired by burgeoning aspirations for democracy and freedom...

In video message, IS chief emulates other hunted leaders

They make threats from their hideaway lairs and celebrate mass attacks. The ending isn't scripted for these hunted men with horrifying death tolls on their hands. When the reclusive ...

Summit Day 1: What happened at Trump-Kim meeting II?

Perhaps the sheer mind-bending spectacle of seeing North Korea's secretive, dynastic leader Kim Jong Un together with the mercurial U.S. President Donald Trump on the world stage for the first time, s...

Who is excluded from conferences and summits and why?

The exclusion of countries, peoples or individuals from high-profile summits and conferences often says much about the events themselves. As the Mideast conference in Poland convenes...

AP Explains: Brexit awakens old fears in Northern Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's wounds are deep: Bloody Sunday, Enniskillen, Belfast's sectarian killings of Catholics and Protestants by paramilitaries on both sides and British Army and Royal Ulste...

Saudi prince joins pantheon of incendiary Arab rulers' sons

LONDON (AP) — The killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul by agents believed to be close the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has cast him into the ruthless pantheon of sons of t...

Washington has stood by Riyadh through multiple crises

LONDON (AP) — The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special relationship with th...

Laughter at Trump among a long line of shocking UN moments

The laughter was sudden, loud and unexpected. It came at the expense of the U.S. president as he addressed global leaders at the United Nations, and it was witnessed by an audience o...

Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

It's a rare and highly symbolic occurrence that history marks with reverence: A leader of a nation, once at hot or cold war with the other, ventures into enemy territory. Every effor...

Trump's barbed comments upset British hosts

LONDON (AP) — There's a character called Don Logan, played by Ben Kingsley in the British film "Sexy Beast" — a bullying and mercurial individual who wreaks havoc on the life of a retired former under...

Summit Day: What happened at historic Trump-Kim meeting?

It was the greatest show on earth — at least for today and according to its main protagonists, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. That a global audience from Washingt...

What happened in Singapore on the eve of Trump-Kim summit?

It's the summit eve in Singapore. Global anticipation of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's third-generation autocrat Kim Jong Un is close to feverish. It's the biggest,...

Mideast conflicts connected by vying powerbrokers

The modern Middle East has been plagued by ruinous wars: country versus country, civil wars with internecine and sectarian bloodletting, and numerous eruptions centered on the Israeli-Palestinian conf...