SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police are investigating whether a French man accused of fatally stabbing a British woman while shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" had a romantic obsession with her.
Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Ray Rohweder said on Thursday that police had found no evidence the attack was motivated by extremism. But officials are looking into whether the suspect, 29-year-old Smail Ayad, had been rejected by 21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's deputy U.N. ambassador says an international team is blaming the Syrian government and Islamic State militants for chemical weapons attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015.
Alexis Lamek said the U.N. Security Council must take action against the perpetrators following Wednesday's report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials in the Afghan capital say militants killed at least one person and wounded another 18 in an attack today on the American University of Afghanistan. They say security forces are still combing the campus in search of attackers.
An official with the Ministry of Public Health says a guard employed by the university was killed and that the wounded included a foreign teacher.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Saudi Arabia for meetings with the kingdom's senior royals and talks on Yemen's stalled peace process.
The United States has backed a Saudi-led coalition of nine Arab countries in a nearly 18-month bombing campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. The Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.
The conflict has killed more than 9,000 people, displaced...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a review of potential new information, including from South Africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold.
Ban recommended in a note to the U.N. General Assembly circulated Wednesday that either he or the 193-member world body appoint "an eminent person or persons" to conduct the review and "determine the scope that any further inquiry or investigation...