A man looks into the office of Pakistan's National Data and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday which was closed by authorities in Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards

Islamic militant foreigners for years have paid as little as $100 to get Pakistan’s national identity cards.

about 21 hours ago

 Migrants gather outside the closed Eastern Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after they were not allowed to board trains bound for Germany. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)

Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains again

Hungary held refugees away from trains to Austria and Germany for a second day Wednesday, after letting a thousand or so ride Monday.

about 21 hours ago

 French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island on July 29. French investigators confirmed today that the flaperon was part of the Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing last year with 239 people aboard.

French investigators confirm wing part is from Malaysia Flight 370

The flight disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard.

about 9 hours ago

 "No deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, whose backing of the Iran nuclear agreement gives supporters the margin they need to uphold an expected presidential veto of a resolution of disapproval Republicans hope to pass later this month.

Obama secures votes to ensure Iran nuke deal

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the crucial 34th vote Tuesday.

about 22 hours ago

Markets on edge as policymakers flex muscles

Investors now predict the U.S. Federal Reserve will delay an interest rate rise that had been expected as early as this month.

1 day ago

 Thai authorities arrest a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok on Aug. 17.

2nd arrest made in deadly Thailand shrine attack

Police in Thailand have arrested a man they believe was the key bomber in the terror attack that killed 20 people.

1 day ago

Migrant crisis in Europe grows

Hungary on Tuesday briefly barred hundreds of refugees from boarding its trains in Budapest.

1 day ago

World briefs: 3 journalists arrested on terror charges

Plus: Accused teacher kills self; protesters stage sit-in; “holy war” against corruption; Kim skips celebration; activist arrested

1 day ago

 Pope Francis celebrates a Mass at the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel, on Tuesday.

Pope Francis allows absolutions for abortion

Pope Francis is making it possible for women to confess directly to any Catholic priest, who can forgive without a bishop’s permission.

1 day ago

 An injured national guard officer is carried away by comrades Monday outside the Parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine. One person was killed and over 100 wounded after an explosive device was thrown during a protest.

Grenade explodes outside Ukraine's parliament during nationalist protest; 1 officer killed

It was the worst violence in the capital since the government took power in February 2014.

2 days ago

 A migrant, hoping to cross into Hungary, plays with a child Monday along a railway track outside a village in Serbia.

Austrian border backup and confusion challenge Europe amid migrant crisis

Europe is mired in border traffic backups, jam-packed refugee trains and policy chaos as it deals with its mounting migrant morass.

2 days ago

 "We need to be prepared for the possibility that Iran will violate the agreement,” Sen. Bob Casey said.

Sen. Bob Casey says he will support Iran nuclear deal

“It is the best option available to us at this time,” the Democratic senator said today.

1 day ago

Thai prime minister says main suspect in bombing arrested

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said today the man is a foreigner and was arrested in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border.

2 days ago

U.N. said to summon leaders to closed-door climate change meeting

The New York meeting is scheduled for Sept. 27, a day ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.

2 days ago

China and Russia are cross-indexing hacked data to target U.S. spies

The databases included security clearance applications, airline records and medical insurance forms.

2 days ago

World Briefs: Poland blocks site of alleged Nazi treasure

Plus: 3 hurricanes make history; Fred nears Cape Verde; Jains win legal victory; China blames journalist; and more.

2 days ago

 Police say Wanna Suansun was renting the second apartment that was raided by authorities in Min Buri, in Bangkok's outskirts, and where police found fertilizer, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars whose parts can be used for detonation.

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

Police said the two were part of a group responsible for the Aug. 17 blast in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.

3 days ago

 Protesters stage a rally Sunday in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo. Thousands of Japanese protested outside the parliament a set of security bills designed to expand the role the country's military.

Mothers, students join Japan’s protests over security bills

Japan is seeing new faces join the ranks of protesters typically made up of labor union members and graying leftist activists.

3 days ago

Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast, kills at least 37

Lawless Libya has turned into a major transit route for migrants fleeing conflict and poverty by boat to Europe.

3 days ago

Airstrike is said to kill 36 civilians in Yemen at a bottling factory

In another air raid on Sanaa, residents said four civilians were killed when a bomb hit their house near a military base.

3 days ago

U.S. national security adviser warns Pakistan on recent militant attacks

Susan Rice also delivered an invitation from President Barack Obama for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit the United States in October.

3 days ago

 Activists from the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections gather on a main road in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during a rally Sunday. Big crowds of protesters demanded the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.

Malaysia’s defiant premier rejects calls that he quit

A huge two-day rally brought together at least tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation.

3 days ago

World briefs: Afghan forces regain control of volatile area

PLUS: Fire kills at least 11; Church protest; Nigeria massacre reported; Crackdown before elections.

3 days ago

 A crew member at work earlier this month on the bridge of the Coast Guard ship the Alex Haley, on patrol in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska.

Arctic seen as land of opportunity

As Vladimir Putin beefs up Russian presence there, the U.S. has few military assets in the far north.

4 days ago

 Migrants walk through a field Saturday to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni.

Smugglers who drove migrants to deaths in Europe were part of an extensive web

Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident that left 71 dead in the back of a truck.

4 days ago

Europe increasing security on trains

Officials juggle beefing up security with ensuring the free flow of transportation over rails on which Europeans rely heavily.

4 days ago

Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

The decision put a spotlight on restrictions on media under the rule of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

4 days ago

 Hungarian policemen detain a Syrian migrant family that entered Hungary on Friday at the border with Serbia, near Roszke. Hungary is nearing completion of a barbed wire border fence to keep out those migrating through the country and authorities plan to send more than 2,000 police officers there.

Europe reels from more migrant deaths on land and sea

Reports arose of 150 drownings and news that far more migrant corpses had been found crammed in an abandoned truck than first thought.

5 days ago

World briefs: Turkey opens air campaign on IS targets

Plus: 38 die in Swaziland crash, Erika kills 20 in Dominica, Taliban insurgents kill 3 officials, Malaysians hold major rally

4 days ago

 Scott Walker, Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin governor, gives a foreign policy speech on the campus of The Citadel on Friday in Charleston, S.C.

Experts: GOP candidates’ tough talk doesn’t always square with facts of U.S.-China relationship

“Uncoupling” the United States from China, as tycoon Donald Trump proposes, would mean undoing the largest trade relationship in the world.

5 days ago

 In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia cries as she recalls her family members who died of Ebola, at a maternity ward at the Kenema government hospital on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone Ebola survivor who miscarried, lost 21 relatives gives birth to healthy son

Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day.

5 days ago

World Briefs: Obama aide meets with Xi in Beijing

Plus: 8 civilians die in clashes; Korea boasts nukes; an end to banking secrecy; tropical storm kills 12; Ashley Madison CEO quits.

5 days ago

 Police stand in fron of a truck parked on the shoulder of the highway A4 near Parndorf south of Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Aug 27, 2015. At least 20 migrants were found dead in the truck parked on the Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border, police said. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis

The incident came as top officials were huddling in Vienna, partly to discuss the biggest wave of refugees pouring into Europe since WWII.

6 days ago

Report: Pakistan adding nuclear arms

Two U.S. think tanks say it could have the third-largest global arsenal in a decade.

6 days ago

 Investigators gather evidence from a truck on the shoulder of a highway south of Vienna, Austria, Thursday. At least 70 migrants, including children, were found dead in the truck, police said.

3 arrested in deaths of 71 migrants in truck in Austria

The migrants likely suffocated in the truck in Austria, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of police in eastern Burgenland province.

6 days ago

Junaid Hussain, Islamic State recruiter, reported killed in airstrike

The hacker was a leading member of a unit that broke into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command this year.

6 days ago

World Briefs: U.S. releases names of 2 soldiers killed

Plus: Erika hits Dominica; Ukraine debt deal reached; attack victim targeted; and more.

6 days ago

 Ahmed al-Mughassil, the main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia, was captured Wednesday after being on the run for nearly 20 years.

Saudi Arabia arrests suspect in Khobar Towers bombing

Saudi Arabia has arrested the man thought to be the ringleader behind the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers.

1 week ago

Church inquiry may put pope against a popular Bosnian shrine

The Vatican is expected soon to announce findings of its inquiry about reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje.

1 week ago

South Sudan’s president signs peace deal to end rebel conflict

President Salva Kiir has finally signed a peace accord with rebels led by his former deputy, following 20 months of civil war.

1 week ago

U.N. nuclear watchdog gets 'substantive' data from Iran

Tehran has provided the United Nations’ agency with the data to ease worry about its nuclear program’s military components.

1 week ago

France opens probe for suspect in train attack

The suspect whose attack on passengers aboard an Amsterdam-to-Paris train was foiled had watched an Islamist video urging violence.

1 week ago

 Refugees, detained by police, rest and warm themselves with a small fire Sunday after crossing the Serbian border into Hungary near the town of Asotthalom.

U.N.: 3,000 refugees a day will pass through Balkans

The migrants will be seeking to transit the Balkans in coming months en route to Western Europe.

1 week ago

World briefs: Rescuers save migrants near Libya’s coast

Plus: 2 NATO soldiers killed; Free Syrian Army leader dies; Saudis intercept missile; India, Australia hold naval exercises.

1 week ago

World briefs: U.S. seeks wider accord with China

Plus: Russia convicts filmmaker; Hezbollah backs protests; Girl sets off bomb, kills 15; Safari guide killed by lion

1 week ago

 A trader fills orders Monday in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Uncertainty among traders after big losses in the Asian markets caused a sharp drop in the S&P at the open.

China's Wall Street woes send stocks swinging

Cooler heads prevailed on Wall Street on Monday as a panic-stricken start turns into just another 500-point drop in the Dow.

1 week ago

Rival Koreas show mastery at pulling back from the brink

South Korea agreed to halt its cross-border propaganda broadcasts after the North expressed regret over a land mine attack.

1 week ago

 French President Francois Hollande shakes hands Monday with off-duty U.S. serviceman Spencer Stone, next to off-duty serviceman Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, far right, at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

France honors Americans, Briton who disarmed gunman on train

France honored three Americans and a Briton with its highest award for their disarming and subduing a suspected militant on a train Friday.

1 week ago

Ashley Madison hacking fallout spreads

The hacking of the Ashley Madison cheating-spouses website has led to extortion attempts and possibly suicides.

1 week ago

Gunman’s motive eludes French officials

There’s no hint of religious motive or affiliation to a radical organization in the gunman’s statements, according to a French official.

1 week ago