World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a r...

Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

Indonesian acquitted of blasphemy for taking dog into mosque

CIBINONG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman who doctors say should receive psychiatric treatment was acquitted Wednesday of blasphemy charges for taking a dog into a mosque. Suzet...

Restaurant owner to pay $8.6M for defrauding Kuwaiti royal

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore restaurant owner who developed a financial relationship with a Kuwaiti royal was found guilty of defrauding the woman and is now ordered to pay her more than $8 million....

Muslim nations reject Trump's Mideast plan in Saudi meeting

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days after Gulf Arab states expressed their support for President Donald Trump's efforts at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representatives from these sa...

Abu Dhabi marks interfaith effort a year after Pope's visit

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Interfaith leaders gathered on Monday in Abu Dhabi to mark one year since Pope Francis' historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula, a visit that saw leading Muslim c...

Gulf Arabs back Trump’s Mideast efforts, but not peace plan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A tectonic shift in relations quietly underway for years now was on full display as representatives of Gulf Arab states attended President Donald Trump's unveiling t...

Terror attacks drop, but Pakistan 'not out of the woods'

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Terror attacks in Pakistan plummeted by more than 85% over the last decade. It's a welcome statistic for the country, but one that risks being overshadowed by international...

Key points in Trump's Mideast peace plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Mideast peace plan announced by President Donald Trump on Tuesday supports the Israeli position on nearly all of the most contentious issues in the decades-old conflict. ...

Vandals set fire to mosque in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Friday they are investigating after a "room was ignited" in a mosque on the outskirts of Jerusalem and Hebrew graffiti was found on an outside wall. ...

Ivory Coast clears homes near airport after stowaway death

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Construction crews began leveling homes deemed too close to the airport in Ivory Coast's commercial capital on Thursday, part of a crackdown on informal settlements after a...

15 killed as fighting intensifies near Yemen’s capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels in the rebel-held capital Wednesday left at least 12 fighters dead, including two senior commanders...

Saudi-led coalition resumes airstrikes near Yemeni capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen stepped up its bombing campaign Tuesday, launching airstrikes near the rebel-held capital in clashes that killed at least 35 peop...

Death toll from major Yemeni rebel attack climbs to 111

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The death toll from a missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on a government military camp climbed to at least 111 troops, a military spokesman said Monday, making it one of the d...

Yemeni president condemns rebel attack as death toll rises

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s president condemned Sunday an attack by Houthi rebels on a government military camp and said fatalities had risen to at least 60 troops. Ballistic missile...