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Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online. The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically...

UN chief: Cease-fire appeal backed by parties in 11 nations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a...

Iran’s parliament speaker tests positive, is in quarantine

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran’s parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is in quarantine.Larijani is the highest-ranking...

Israel’s health minister has virus, top officials to isolate

JERUSALEM (AP) - The new coronavirus is forcing more top Israeli officials into isolation after the country's health minister, who has had frequent contact...

Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle...

Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle...

The Latest: ACLU questions Rhode Island stopping NY cars

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and...

The Latest: Light show looks to bring hope in Switzerland

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and...

Egypt announces 2-week, nighttime curfew to slow virus

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt will impose a two-week, nightly curfew in the Arab world's most populous country in an effort to stop the spread...

New coronavirus threatens both rich, poor across Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The new coronavirus continued its spread across some of the most-vulnerable nations of the Mideast on Tuesday as...