Under the watchful eye of stern-faced American advisers, hundreds of U.S.-trained Jordanian commandos fanned across this dusty desert plain, holding war games that could eventually form the basis of an assault in Syria.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is on its way to sharply limiting the adoption of children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says the international community must not ease pressure on Iran because of the election of a reformist president. Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he believed Iran’s president-elect Hasan Rowhani spoke moderately but backs enriching uranium for nuclear weapons.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers targeted a Shiite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, one blowing himself up at a nearby checkpoint while the other slipped inside during prayers. The blasts killed 34 people, Iraqi officials said.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes struck rebel positions near a besieged military air base and other rebel-held areas in the country’s north Tuesday as regime forces stepped up attacks against opposition fighters in the key province of Aleppo, activists said.
CAIRO (AP) — Clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s president and his Muslim Brotherhood Tuesday over his appointment of new Islamist governors, some in areas where opponents are strong.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed over control of the country’s security to the Afghan army and police.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland and Germany said Tuesday they are reviewing files on a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit to see if they have enough evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States.
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal’s interim mayor resigned Tuesday, a day after his arrest on fraud charges. Michael Applebaum denied the charges and said he needs to focus on fighting them.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of hundreds of mourners attending a funeral in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing 29 people. Among the dead was a newly elected lawmaker who may have been the target, authorities said.
A bus carrying 35 people plunged into a valley in western China on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, state media reported.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — World leaders at the G-8 summit have declared that governments must work together to close loopholes that allow multinational companies to avoid paying taxes in their home countries.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The G-8 summit’s joint statement on ending the Syrian civil war will not mention whether Bashar Assad must step down from power as part of any peace settlement, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday ahead of the document’s publication. Russian Deputy …
SAO PAULO — Brazilian protesters angered by a hike in bus and subway fares are promising to hold their biggest demonstration yet in Sao Paulo. However, police say they will take a less confrontational approach and will not use rubber bullets during Monday’s planned protest. …
A blistering string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq killed at least 51 and wounded dozens Sunday, spreading fear throughout the county in a wave of violence that is raising the prospect of a return to widespread sectarian killing a decade after a U.S.-led invasion.