UN food chief: Beirut could run out of bread in 2 1/2 weeks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. food agency said Monday he’s “very, very concerned” Lebanon could run out of bread in about 2 ½ weeks because 85% of the country's grain comes through Beirut...

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew well the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. In them, she saw how he...

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew from the inside out the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. And in t...

6 Gulf Arab countries back extending UN arms embargo on Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A six-nation bloc of Gulf Arab nations torn apart by internal strife endorsed on Sunday an extension of a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, just two months before...

The Latest: German sending 10 million euros to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 4:20 p.m. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says his country will provide an additional 10 m...

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic rel...

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new level...

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking...

The Latest: France set to launch aid conference for Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 12:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron’s office has confirmed that an international aid ...

Indian plane skids off hilltop runway, cracks, killing 18

KOCHI, India (AP) — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway drenched in monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidd...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 8, the 221st day of 2020. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran is urging the United Nations to hold the United States accountable for the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by two U.S. fighter jets in the skies over Syria last m...

UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes in northern Yemen killed as many as nine children, a United Nations official said Friday, making it the third such attack with significant child deaths in that rebel-con...

Emmanuel Macron visits Beirut: Can there be a 'French solution' for Lebanon?

It was no coincidence that France's President Emmanuel Macron became the first western head of state to tour the remains of Beirut on Thursday (August 6). France's ties with Lebanon go back a ...

American oil execs, held 2 years, go to trial in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuela court has launched the trial of six American oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and arrested on corruption c...