Ukraine says it’s arrested a top IS commander near Kiyv

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian Security Service says it has arrested Al Bar Shishani, one of the top commanders in the Islamic State group. The service, the SBU, said in a Facebook stat...

Judge: US-born woman who joined Islamic State not citizen

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. government was correct when it determined a woman who joined the Islamic State group was not an American citizen despite her birth in the country. ...

Scottish court frees wanted Catalan ex-politician on bail

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court has ordered bail for a fugitive Catalan former politician whose extradition is sought by Spain on charges of sedition for her role in a secession drive by Catalonia. ...

Cyprus' Church to return money if donor's passport revoked

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says it's ready to give back a fugitive Malaysian financier's 310,000-euro ($342,000) donation if a probe into wealthy individuals who were gra...

Nobel Prize winner Handke admits having Yugoslav passport

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Nobel laurate Peter Handke has admitted that he had a Yugoslav passport in the 1990s, as Austrian authorities launched an investigation into whether he legally held on to his A...

France reopens contested Jewish tomb in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — French authorities reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, despite a dispute over access to the archaeological-cu...

Kosovo charges man returned from Syria with fighting for IS

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a man suspected of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria. A statement Thursday from the prose...

Three Taiwanese suspects arrested in NT$300,000 robbery of Malaysian visitor

Three Taiwanese men were arrested for allegedly robbing a Malaysian tourist of NT$300,000 (US$10,050) in Taipei recently, city police said Wednesday. The Malaysian woman was duped into taking what ...

Cyprus moves to strip 26 foreign investors of citizenship

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' interior minister says authorities are setting in motion procedures to strip 26 foreign investors of citizenship that was granted to them under a lucrative investment pr...

Taiwan warns against applying for Chinese travel documents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a response to China’s latest offer of “26 measures” in favor of Taiwanese citizens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Tuesday (November 5) warned...

Student: CVS workers rejected Puerto Rico ID, asked for visa

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — CVS is apologizing after employees at an Indiana pharmacy refused to accept a Purdue University student's Puerto Rico driver's license as valid identification and questione...

Christian pastor appeals for help in India money case

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of a pastor from Tennessee say he's being persecuted in India over his Christian beliefs. American Center for Law and Justice Attorney Cece Heil ...

Cyprus 'golden passports' to be revoked if wrongdoing found

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president is pledging to revoke any passports that were "mistakenly" granted to wealthy investors who were found to have committed wrongdoing. Presiden...

Pakistan grants daughter of ailing ex-prime minister bail

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has freed on bail the daughter of Pakistan's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was similarly released last week from custody for medical reasons....

English teacher in Taiwan resigns over TutorABC's intrusive 'one China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An email from the English teaching website TutorABC surfaced on Saturday (Nov. 2), sent in response to the resignation of an instructor who refused to conform to new, drac...