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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...

New virus prompts Mormons to cancel key leadership event

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that it has postponed a key April meeting of...

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...

Foreign leaders restrained in gifts to Trump, family last year

WASHINGTON (AP) - Foreign leaders appear to have scaled back their generosity when it comes to gifts given to President Donald Trump, his family...

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...

Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China

NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos...