New virus cases fall; Xi urged steps as early as Jan. 7

China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country's leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the ...

Egypt upholds detention of student critical of el-Sissi

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Saturday rejected the appeal of an activist and researcher who was a vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s government to be released from detention, his lawy...

The Latest: American dies of virus in China

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says a 60-year-old American citizen diagn...

First American and Japanese coronavirus patients die in Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Japan confirmed the first coronavirus deaths of their citizens Saturday (Feb. 8) as the governments of both countries sent condolences to the victims' fam...

This week's American turmoil, seen through allies' eyes

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most co...

US general slips into Iraq for talks to salvage relations

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East slipped quietly into Iraq Tuesday, as the Trump administration works to salvage relations with Iraqi leaders and shut ...

German court rejects appeal in Vietnam kidnapping case

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court said Monday it has thrown out an appeal by a Vietnamese man convicted of involvement in a kidnapping case that strained relations between Berlin and Hanoi. ...

Vietnam lifts ban on Taiwan flights amid confusion stoked by WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday evening (Feb. 1), Vietnam lifted a ban it had imposed on direct flights from Taiwan earlier that day amid confusion caused by the World Health Organization'...

China's Israel envoy compares virus travel bans to Holocaust

JERUSALEM (AP) — China's acting ambassador to Israel apologized on Sunday after comparing the closure of several national borders to Chinese citizens amid fears of a new virus from China to the turnin...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chin...

Protesters outside US Embassy in Lebanon decry Trump plan

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinians held a protest Sunday near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon against a White House plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Pro...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese an...

Guaidó rallies Venezuelan expats in Miami at end of tour

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Venezuela's Juan Guaidó told a large crowd of cheering expatriates in Miami on Saturday that he will soon make his return to Caracas from an international tour, bringing with him...

Quarantines await Europeans flown home amid virus outbreak

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European governments ramped up military airlifts Saturday to bring their citizens back from China amid the outbreak of a new virus that has sickened thousands of people. ...

US steps up deadly airstrikes, during Taliban peace talks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's peace envoy has traveled to Pakistan to boost regional support for reducing violence in Afghanistan ahead of a final deal to end America's longest war, even as new U.S. a...