Iran sees threats from abroad after parade attack kills 25

World 09/23/18, 09:24

On the same day Arab separatists killed at least 25 people in an attack targeting a military parade in southwestern Iran, President Donald Trump's lawyer mounted a stage in New York to declare that the government would be toppled.In this photo released by official website of the office of the ...

Update: Iran says US ally behind military parade attack

World 09/23/18, 03:25

The Latest on the fallout from Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran (all times local):11 a.m.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani claims an unnamed U.S.-allied country supports the group that attacked a military parade on Saturday.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, top center, reviews army troops marching during the 38th anniversary of ...

Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

World 09/23/18, 02:54

Activists say powerful Iranian-backed militias that control Iraq's oil capital of Basra have waged a campaign of intimidation and arbitrary arrests to silence protests aimed at poor government services and Tehran's outsized influence in the region.In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, Hajar Youssif, an Iraqi activist and volunteer medic, ...

Pope to honor victims of Soviet and Nazi crimes in Baltics

Europe 09/23/18, 02:40

Pope Francis is paying tribute to the Lithuanians who suffered and died during Soviet and Nazi occupations on the day the country remembers the near extermination of its centuries-old Jewish community during the Holocaust.Faithful gather to follow Pope Francis' celebrating Holy Mass at the Confluence Park in Kaunas, Lithuania, Sunday, ...

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

Europe 09/23/18, 02:28

It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1.A remembrance ceremony will ...

Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

Asia & Pacific 09/23/18, 01:46

Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling station on Sunday to vote in the Maldives' third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy.Maldivians queue at a polling station during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)Both President ...

Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

Europe 09/22/18, 23:21

Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest.In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, wounded military personnel are carried into an ambulance after a ...

Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives’ future

Europe 09/22/18, 21:16

The Maldives is holding its third multiparty presidential elections on Sunday. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 has been rife with political turmoil since democracy was introduced just a decade ago.Famed for its white sand beaches and luxury resorts, the Maldives under President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who is seeking re-election, ...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

America 09/22/18, 20:58

China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.The Defense Ministry said the U.S. had no right to interfere in ...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Asia & Pacific 09/22/18, 16:50

With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer ...