MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 1,000 opposition activists have protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal."
They claim the base would add to regional tensions already heightened by the conflict in Ukraine, and make it impossible for Belarus to maintain neutrality between Russia and the West.
Belarus borders Russia, Ukraine and three members of the European...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Interior Ministry says it has launched an investigation into possible human rights abuse after an image posted on social media showed a corpse tied to the back of a security vehicle being dragged along a street in southeast Turkey, where security forces are battling Kurdish militants.
The photograph was posted on Twitter Sunday and shared by Selahattin Demirtas, leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say fierce battles are ongoing between pro-government fighters clashing with Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units along Yemen's Red Sea coast.
The officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered the country, say the fighting Sunday is taking place between Bab al-Mandab — the strategic entrance to the Red Sea — and the port city of Mokha. They say the Saudi-led coalition is attempting to clear a...
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Joaquin and the storm's predicted path. (All times local):
Joaquin is weakening as it heads north. By late Sunday morning, forecasters said it was a powerful Category 3 storm with winds near 115 mph (185 kph). It is expected to bring hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surges to Bermuda by the afternoon when the center passes near the island.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on the search for a cargo ship missing off the coast of Bahamas (all times local):
Rescuers have spotted floating debris and an oil sheen as U.S. crews continue an intensive search off the southeastern Bahamas for a U.S. cargo ship with 33 people on board. The ship has not been heard from since it lost power days ago and was taking on water in fierce seas churned up by Hurricane Joaquin.
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The island of Bermuda is preparing for an encounter with Hurricane Joaquin.
People on the British island territory are boarding up windows and stocking up on supplies as the storm moves toward the island as a Category 3 hurricane. Ferries and bus service have been suspended, shelters are opening and emergency service agencies are all on alert.
The Bermuda Weather Service reported that the island should start to feel tropical...