By BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense base in northern Syria on Friday, according to activists and amateur video.
It was unclear if the
By SHERIN ZADAAssociated Press
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani police have arrested a number of suspects in the case of a 14-year-old girl shot and wounded by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing the fundamentalist Islamic movement, officials said Friday.
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil rose slightly above $92 a barrel Friday after a big fall in U.S. unemployment benefit claims suggested some improvement in the world's biggest economy, raising expectations for increased demand for energy.
By early afternoon in Europe,
By The Associated Press
Syria's conflict is the most violent to emerge from last year's Arab Spring, taking thousands of lives over the past 18 months.
After dictatorships fell in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, Syrian President Bashar Assad's government resorted to a brutal
By CHARMAINE NORONHAAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - A spokeswoman for U.S. pastor Terry Jones said Thursday that Canada has denied entry to the preacher, whose congregation held a Quran burning in March 2011 that triggered deadly protests in Afghanistan.
Stephanie Sapp said fellow pastor and
By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from the Mexican government over the use of lethal force, authorities said Thursday.
By The Associated Press
POPPING CORN: Corn jumped 5 percent after the government predicted that the U.S. harvest will produce about 10.7 billion bushels, which would be the smallest in six years. The forecast suggested that supplies will remain short both domestically and globally into next
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of corn soared 5 percent Thursday after the government predicted that this year's harvest could be the smallest in six years.
Corn for December delivery rose 36.5 cents to finish at $7.7325 per bushel. Soybeans and wheat prices also rose.
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The leader of Hezbollah claimed responsibility Thursday for launching an Iranian-made drone aircraft into Israeli airspace earlier this week, adding more tension to an already explosive Mideast atmosphere.
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah warned that it would
By FRANK JORDANS and SUZAN FRASERAssociated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A plane intercepted by Turkish fighter jets on its way from Moscow to Damascus was carrying equipment and ammunition destined for the Syrian Defense Ministry, Turkey's prime minister said Thursday.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan