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...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Germany's leader has urged Britain to file a formal request to leave the European Union soon, even though the member states are prepared to give the U.K. time to decide its future ties with the bloc.
Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU is otherwise busy and "can bide the time" that Britain needs "to decide for its part what relationship it wants to have with the European Union."
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is urging Turkey to be patient with the U.S. legal system.
Turkish authorities are trying to get the United States to extradite a cleric who's accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup.
Biden met today with Turkish officials in Ankara. He said afterward that the extradition process will take time. But he reaffirmed the U.S. willingness to cooperate in the case of the U.S.-based Muslim...