A team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been unable to begin a probe in Douma after an April 7 attack.
Zoo workers stressed that it's against the rules to bludgeon the animal.
A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.”
With overcrowded prisons, there are attempts to change strict laws on drug use in Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon.
Since the Skripal poisoning, their adopted home is less welcoming.
Unlike his future role as king, this one wasn't automatically in the bag.
The Swedish DJ and producer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead on Friday in Oman. He was one of the decade’s first breakout performers in the EDM genre as it surged into the mainstream. No cause of death was given.
Not a single newborn North Atlantic right whale was seen this year.
Japanese officials warned people nearby to be wary of ash and falling volcanic rock.
The human rights report is the first to reflect the Trump administration’s views and priorities.
Police in Greece say a man was killed after he came into contact with an overhead power line at a freight train depot.
Fidel and Raul's children haven't taken the reigns in Cuba — will they ever?
Trump complained to Comey that Flynn had been slow to arrange call with Russia’s leader.
A court in Palermo has convicted eight defendants, including a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, on charges showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and the government during the early 1990s.
The remains of a Czech cardinal who faced persecution from the Nazis and Communists have been returned to his homeland from the Vatican almost 50 years after his death.
The leftist Social Democrats say they have agreed to return to talks to form a new Czech government with populist billionaire Andrej Babis and his political group.
The former chief peace negotiator for Colombia’s FARC rebel movement has decided to relocate to a rural camp for ex-guerrillas amid speculation he could soon be arrested as part of a U.S. drug investigation.
The case will now be weighed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and then by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):
A majority of federal control board members have voted to more than double tuition at Puerto Rico’s largest public university.
Designers are confronting what it means to be sustainable at the Milan Furniture Show.
Distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll.
A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.”
Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.
Al-Qaida extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mali that killed a U.N. peacekeeper and wounded seven French soldiers.
The lower house of Mexico’s Congress has voted to remove the immunity from prosecution protection extended to every public office in the country.
Scores of nurses have demonstrated in Zimbabwe’s capital after the government fired 16,000 of them from public hospitals for demanding better working conditions and higher pay.
A big advantage of a “Steppe Summit”? Kim could take the train.
The World Health Organization says it has coordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month.
Britain’s Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment.
A prominent Pakistani rights group says armed men have raided the house of one of its editors, harassing her and stealing her laptop, two hard drives and two cell phones, as well as some jewelry and cash.
Gaza officials say at least two Palestinians were killed in the latest round of unrest in the border zone.
UK Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment.
Russia’s foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could make a reciprocal trip to Russia if President Vladimir Putin were able to accept his invitation to the White House.
India’s main opposition parties are seeking to impeach the country’s top judge, accusing him of misuse of authority and acting under government pressure.
A court has banned the consumption of alcohol at a planned neo-Nazi concert in eastern Germany to prevent an outbreak of violence.
The Latest on the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (all times local):
British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should be the next head of the 53-nation group.
In a story on April 18 and April 19 about Israel’s 70th independence day, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Israel’s founding document described the country as a “light unto the nations.” While the biblical phrase has been widely used by leaders, it does not appear in the Declaration of Independence.
The case of Edgardo Mortara has roiled Catholic-Jewish relations ever since the 6-year-old Jewish boy was taken from his home in Bologna by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised a Catholic. The move was ordered after church authorities learned he had been secretly baptized. Church law at the time required all Catholics to be raised as Catholics and educated in the faith.
German police say they have arrested a man in connection with an attack on a young woman in the western city of Essen that was caught on video last week.
It’s an incident that has stained the Vatican for 160 years: a 6-year-old Jewish boy taken from his family by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised Catholic after church authorities learned his housekeeper had secretly had him baptized.
Portman, who was born in Israel, has been critical of Prime Minister Netanyahu in the past.
One person has been killed and 10 others injured in a shoot-out in Puerto Rico.
Switzerland’s attorney general has a message for his foreign counterparts as his office pores over reams of seized documents and dozens of criminal cases linked to FIFA: “Come to us.”
Burundi’s president has appointed the former leader of a violent youth group linked to the ruling party as his foreign minister.
Croatian president has visited the site of a World War II concentration camp and honored its victims. Croatia’s Jews, however, have boycotted the official commemoration ceremonies.
German authorities are investigating an official and three lawyers on suspicion of corruption in the granting of asylum to people who weren’t eligible.
From Berlin to London, hundreds of unexploded WWII bombs lurk beneath the sidewalks
Syrian state media says Islamic State group militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus.
British lawmakers have set up a special group to focus on Russian meddling, saying more must be done to understand the extent of Moscow’s “malign influence.”
Slovak authorities have started evacuating people in a town near the southern border with Hungary after four unexploded World War II bombs were found.
Photos from North Korea usually depict the country’s elite living in Pyongyang.
The prosecution of two Myanmar journalists accused of violating a state secrets law by acquiring official documents given to them by police has suffered a setback after a police officer testified that he and his colleagues were ordered to entrap the reporters.
An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed five people in eastern Nangarhar province.
Police in Indonesia say fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from a boat stranded off Aceh province.
Commonwealth leaders are meeting at Windsor Castle, where they are set to discuss whether Prince Charles should succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as head of the 53-nation alliance.
Police in Indonesia say fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from boat stranded off Aceh province.
Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is considering running in Barcelona’s mayoral election next year as a candidate for a Spanish pro-business party that opposes Catalan independence.
Maintaining authoritarian rule while keeping the opposition playing a rigged game is the core of Erdogan’s election strategy.
A leading international rights group says Syrian refugees are increasingly being evicted from towns in Lebanon without any legal basis.
The African monarch is tired of people confusing his nation with Switzerland.
The Kim regime looks like it’s trying to create an atmosphere conducive to talks, analysts say.
An councilwoman in the Italian city of Turin says authorities have refused to register her newborn, conceived abroad by artificial insemination, due to Italian laws that make fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples.
Latvian bank ABLV has rejected the U.S. government’s findings that it “institutionalizes money laundering” and helps evade sanctions as “hyperbolic,” saying they refer to old practices it has now changed.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will leave the English club at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge.
The ethnic minority has been in the crosshairs of militant conflict for years.
Sudan’s official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has fired his foreign minister a day after he spoke in parliament and complained how diplomats have received no salaries for the past seven months.
ZTE Corp., one of China’s biggest tech companies, warned Friday that a ban on access to U.S. technology threatens the company’s survival and said it is looking for a legal solution.
South Africa’s president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.
Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.
North and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.
North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday.
Basque militant group ETA says it is sorry for the pain that its armed campaign for Basque independence has caused, and vows not to return to violence.
French police have evacuated a Paris university site occupied for a month by students protesting against admission reforms.
The leader of Romania’s ruling party says the country plans to move its embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem, but the president says the decision is premature.
Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.
A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.
The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month’s general election for a better future.
Police say dozens of people suffered minor injuries in a train accident in the Austrian city of Salzburg.
A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.
Pakistani police say a road accident on a highway in the south has killed seven members of a family, including a newlywed couple.
Asian shares fell back Friday after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment.
Indonesia’s deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution.
The head of a state basketball association in Australia has been banned from attending games for eight weeks after confronting a referee supervisor at his daughter’s under-12 game.
Trump's rise has led to a flourishing ecosystem of hate.
Shares are lower in Asia after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment.
Pushed by a wave of demonstrations by women’s groups, the homeland of Pope Francis seems closer than ever to legalizing abortion.
North Korea’s ruling party is scheduled to convene a meeting of its full Central Committee to discuss what state media are calling a “new stage” of policies.
Nepal’s only international airport has been closed after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway.
As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market.
The Latest on Raul Castro’s handover of Cuba’s presidency (all times local):
Guatemalan prosecutors and a United Nations’ anti-corruption commission again accused President Jimmy Morales of corruption Thursday related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party.
Australia’s prime minister says the Australian navy has a “perfect right” to traverse the South China Sea after a media report that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway.
The meeting next week between the leaders of the rival Koreas will be the ultimate test of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s belief that his nation should lead international efforts to deal with North Korea.
Mexican authorities say gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun’s glittering hotel zone, but nobody was wounded.
More protests have broken out in Nicaragua over a planned social security reform, and the government has ordered off the air five independent TV channels that have been covering the unrest.
Britain’s U.N. ambassador says the Russians and Syrians must uphold their promises to let chemical weapons inspectors visit the site of a suspected poison gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma — and “it should happen expeditiously.”
Notes former FBI director wrote about his interactions with President Trump are released in response to demand from committee chairmen.