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US, Taliban set peace signing for America’s longest war

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's longest war may finally be nearing an end.The United States and the Islamists it toppled from power in Afghanistan are...

Afghan ex-leader welcomes peace deal; criticizes US legacy

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - On the eve of a potentially historic deal with the U.S. and the Taliban to end 18 years of war...

Virus response in Mideast tainted by political views of Iran

BEIRUT (AP) - In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran -- the highest toll...

Iran rejects reported Qom death toll of 50 from new virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A staggering 50 people have died in the Iranian city of Qom from the new coronavirus this month,...

Iran lawmaker says 50 dead from new virus in city of...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A staggering 50 people have died in the Iranian city of Qom from the new coronavirus this month,...

Afghan truce worry: 1 militant could threaten peace process

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that U.S. officials and experts agree...

US: Taliban’s ‘reduction of violence’ deal to start tonight

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A senior U.S. State Department official says the seven-day “reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin “tonight," without...

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in...

Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

MUNICH (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead...

Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

MUNICH (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead...