The Latest: UAE diplomat offers condolence on shooting

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A top diplomat in the United...

Comedian who plays Ukraine's president on TV leads real race

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy has spent more than 20 years as a comedian in Ukraine peppering his stand-up routines with imitations of politicians. So when his production company needed an ...

Jews, evangelicals reach out to Sunni Gulf Arab leaders

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Nasser Al-Khater glances out his window across Doha Bay. The view is far different than it was eight years ago, when al-Khater served as part of the team that helped Qatar pull off ...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that's the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it's growing. Evolving. Not just phy...

Ministers meeting signals thaw in China-Australia ties

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Australia are meeting in Beijing in a sign of a thaw in the recently frosty relationship between the key economic partners. Wang Yi ...

King joins Tongan fans in 34-16 defeat to Australia

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Australia crushed the hopes of a nation — and its watching king — when it beat Tonga 34-16 Saturday in their first rugby league test encounter. More than...

Taiwan takes 9th spot in list of best countries to live as an expat: HSBC report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan ranks ninth among the best countries to live as an expatriate, while Singapore continues to be considered the world’s best overall destination for expats, acc...

Taiwanese, Chinese bishops meet at Vatican synod for first time

THE VATICAN (CNA) — Bishops from Taiwan and China were present at the Vatican for the first time at a global meeting this month, Chiayi Bishop Chung An-chu (鍾安住) said Saturday. Chung is the T...

British editor in Dubai to serve 15 years for killing wife

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British former newspaper editor in Dubai who was convicted of killing his wife with a hammer has had his sentence extended to 15 years. Francis M...

War-torn South Sudan launches youth rugby league for peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Clutching the ball with both hands, Gloria Nene charges past opponents and proudly scores a try. The 11-year-old girl traded in Boro Boro, South Sudan's equivalent of dodgebal...

'American Pie' Mason Cox and Magpies in AFL final

The Australian Football League grand final annually attracts a crowd of about 100,000 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground — the largest single-game attendance of any sporting event Down Under. ...

Police find buried bodies of murdered Briton and Thai wife

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in northern Thailand say they have discovered the buried bodies of a missing British expatriate and his Thai wife, and have arrested the woman's brother for allegedly ordering th...

UN team: Myanmar military chiefs should face 'genocide' case

GENEVA (AP) — Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say top Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The call, accomp...

Turkey and the Netherlands to normalize relations after row

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey and the Netherlands say their relations are on the mend after a diplomatic row in 2017 ahead of a critical Turkish referendum. In a joint statement Friday, the...