KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Muslim anger flared over a French satirical weekly's latest caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, with four people reported killed and dozens injured at a protest Friday in the West African country of Niger, and violent clashes between demonstrators and police in Pakistan, Jordan and Algeria....
CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan and Pakistan, home to al-Qaida and Taliban militants and the focus of the longest war in U.S. history, face a new, emerging threat from the Islamic State group, officials have told The Associated Press....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday....
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to seven nations, he'll find his oil-dependent economy teetering on the edge and desperate countrymen searching empty store shelves for basic goods....
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Since Sunni militants of the Islamic State group overran large parts of Iraq, the country's most prominent Shiite cleric has fundamentally altered his spiritual role and has plunged straight into politics, weighing in on government policy and the fight against the extremists....
Pope Francis is in the Philippines, at the start of first of three full days in this Catholic stronghold in Asia. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it unfolds:...
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Twenty-five years ago, Yiscah Smith was a man who ran a Jerusalem educational center for Chabad - a religious group that helps bring unaffiliated Jews closer to their faith. These days, she is doing a different sort of outreach - as a transgender activist and educator who preaches a message of truth and tolerance....
LONDON (AP) -- Rarely has one statement prompted such a dramatic move in currency markets....