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Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

May 20, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in... more »»

Alleged bomb scare briefly delays Cannes film screening

May 20, 2017

CANNES, France (AP) — A bomb scare has caused the Cannes Film Festival to briefly evacuate the Debussy theater before the first screening of director Michel Hazanavicius' movie "Redoubtable," a... more »»

Venezuelans shut down capital roads to protest government

May 20, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Masses of protesters with white shirts, homemade gas masks and flags draped around their shoulders shut down a main road in the Venezuelan capital on Saturday in a... more »»

Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in DC

May 20, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in... more »»

1,000 in Romanian gay pride march amid moves to limit rights

May 20, 2017

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 1,000 people joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their... more »»

English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

May 20, 2017

ENGLEFIELD, England (AP) — Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a... more »»

Iran's president trounces hard-liner to secure second term

May 20, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a "path of... more »»

Iraq's special forces shrink IS stronghold in western Mosul

May 20, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's special forces declared their aspect of the mission to reclaim Mosul completed on Saturday. more »»

Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria

May 20, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — The final batch of opposition fighters and their families began leaving a besieged neighborhood in the central city of Homs Saturday, a move that will bring the country's third... more »»

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years

May 20, 2017

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs o... more »»

The Latest: Celebrations across Tehran after Rouhani win

May 20, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's presidential election (all times local):

10 p.m. more »»

The Latest: US calls on Iran's president to cut terror ties

May 20, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's presidential election (all times local):

9:30 p.m. more »»

Iraq's special forces declare their Mosul mission complete

May 20, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's special forces declared their mission in Mosul complete Saturday after the group retook the last western districts from the Islamic State group within their area of... more »»

2,100 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, heading to Italy

May 20, 2017

ROME (AP) — Some 2,100 migrants have been rescued at sea to be brought to safety in Italy, the Italian coast guard said Saturday. more »»

At WEF, entrepreneurs seen as solution for Mideast troubles

May 20, 2017

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Digital start-ups run by young Arab entrepreneurs took center stage Saturday at the World Economic Forum, where participants said private sector-driven growth is key to... more »»

French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

May 20, 2017

CANNES, France (AP) — "120 Beats Per Minute," a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and quickly joined the shortlist of... more »»

Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West

May 20, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iran's chief nuclear envoy, Hassan Rouhani earned the nickname "diplomat sheikh" when negotiators in 2004 reached a deal that saw the Islamic Republic halt... more »»

The Latest: Hezbollah leader praises 'greatness' of Iranians

May 20, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's presidential election (all times local):

8:15 p.. more »»

The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

May 20, 2017

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The Latest developments at the World Economic Forum in Jordan (all times local):

6:20 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Rouhani: Iranians want 'peace and friendship'

May 20, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's presidential election (all times local):

7:40 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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