off

Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, left, is sworn in by Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi, during his inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Ghani Ahmadzai He replaces Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic...
off

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

Turkish Kurds watch clashes between Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants of the Islamic State close to Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo) Turkish Kurds watch clashes between Syrian Kurdish fighters and militants of the Islamic State close...
off

AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria

Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem addresses the 69th session of the...
off

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, holds up a picture of an alleged Hamas rocket launcher surrounded by children while speaking during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Benjamin...

Australian counterterror police raids in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Counterterrorism police launched early morning raids on Tuesday in homes across several suburbs in the Australian city of Melbourn where a suspected terrorist was shot dead last week. A joint state and federal police operation supported by...
off

Protesters spend peaceful night in Hong Kong

Wrapped in plastic to shield from pepper spray, a student protester stands behind a makeshift barrier blocking main streets in the central business district of Hong Kong, late Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday,...
off

Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government

Wrapped in plastic to shield from pepper spray, a student protester stands behind a makeshift barrier blocking main streets in the central business district of Hong Kong, late Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday,...
off

China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong’s protests

Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy demonstrators defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home, as the...
off

Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo, radical al-Qaida-linked preacher Abu Qatada, first left, receives a friend, on the day he was released from Jordanian prison after an acquittal on security charges, in Amman, Jordan. Abu Qatada and Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, two of...
off

Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters flood the Central financial district in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing’s decision to limit democratic...