ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister and army chief have held marathon meetings today over the violent anti-government protests that could force the prime minister to resign.
Nawaz Sharif is again vowing he won't step down under pressure, even as protesters today briefly took over the country's state-run television broadcaster and fought with security forces in the streets.
The military is denying reports that the country's powerful army chief...
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is proposing new laws that would give police the power to seize passports from Britons who are suspected of having traveled abroad to fight alongside terror groups.
Speaking to Parliament, Cameron also said his government is working on plans to block those suspected British jihadi fighters from re-entering the U.K.
The government would also get stronger powers to monitor those suspects who are...
BAGHDAD (AP) — It looks like a "Looney Tunes" cartoon -- but It isn't Elmer Fudd who's the bumbler.
The cartoon depicts a young militant with the Islamic State group, who first drops a rocket launcher on the toes of his boss and then takes aim and fires toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he has fired it backward at his leader.
Across the Middle East, television networks have been airing cartoons and comedy programs...
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The transfer of six men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay may not be imminent after all.
In July, the Pentagon gave Congress required 30-day notice that it intended to send six prisoners to the South American country. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said he had agreed to take them as a humanitarian gesture.
But presidential spokesman Diego Canepa says the two governments are working out some undisclosed issues....
BERLIN (AP) — A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought.
The cross-hatched engravings inside Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar are the first known examples of Neanderthal rock art, according to a team of scientists who studied the site. The find is significant because it indicates that modern humans and their extinct cousins shared the capacity...
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:
FRANCES MCDORMAND HAILS WOMEN'S STORIES
Frances McDormand says her latest project, "Olive Kitteridge," is unusual — its central character is a woman over 40.
The Academy Award-winning actress is in Venice with the four...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said.
The last-minute talks come after the Hawthi rebel leader, Abdel-Malek al-Hawthi, called for civil disobedience against the government, expanding the mass protests that have besieged the capital for more than two weeks.