KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital has ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers.
A top interior ministry official says no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, and police seized weapons that included a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, three automatic rifles and a hand grenade.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are meeting for talks on North Korea amid worries about the country's atomic weapons programs.
Wednesday's meeting in Seoul comes after North Korea recently claimed it had tested a new type of missile from a submarine and reiterated that it had built a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile.
Outside analysts are skeptical about the claims...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's governmental human rights commission says it condemns violent incidents like a shootout between federal police and suspected criminals that left 42 suspects and one policeman dead.
The rights commission said Tuesday it has opened a formal investigation into last week's shootout at a ranch in western Michoacan state because of "the seriousness and importance of the allegations."
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States.
IAG, which also operates Spain's Iberia airline, confirmed revised terms of its takeover offer as Ireland's Cabinet announced its decision Tuesday night.
To succeed, IAG still must persuade the Irish airline's largest shareholder...
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court has begun the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian American reporter for The Washington Post.
According to Iran's official news agency, Jason Rezaian is being tried on allegations of "espionage for the hostile government of the United States" and propaganda against the Islamic Republic. He has already been detained for ten months.
His brother says today's proceeding largely involved the reading of...