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  • U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo

    U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
  • Iranian President Rouhani's trip to Davos gets good reviews at home

    Iranian President Rouhani's trip to Davos gets good reviews at home
    TEHRAN -- Last year he took New York by storm. This week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani continued his charm offensive at the world's most high-profile economic summit in Davos, Switzerland. At the ritzy Alpine resort, the Iranian leader delivered a...
  • L.A. man freed in Egypt after four days; filmmaker still held

    L.A. man freed in Egypt after four days; filmmaker still held
    CAIRO -- A young Los Angeles man working in Egypt as a freelance translator and journalist was freed four days after being detained by Egyptian authorities, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday. Jeremy Hodge, 26, had been picked up on Wednesday at his Cairo...
  • Egypt to hold presidential vote by mid-April

    Egypt to hold presidential vote by mid-April
    CAIRO — Egypt's military-backed government on Sunday declared its intention to hold presidential elections by mid-April, in what authorities described as a milestone on the path to democracy. The move came amid one of the most sustained crackdowns...
  • Los Angeles man detained amid sweeping crackdown in Egypt

    Los Angeles man detained amid sweeping crackdown in Egypt
    A Los Angeles man working in Cairo as an English-Arabic translator and his Egyptian roommate, a documentary filmmaker, were taken into custody this week amid a sweeping crackdown by the country's military-backed transitional government. It was not...
  • Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan

    Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...
  • Foreign tourist office phone numbers and websites

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
  • At least two dead as Ukraine protests rage

    At least two dead as Ukraine protests rage
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Violent protests in central Kiev escalated early Wednesday, leaving at least two demonstrators dead, authorities said. Opposition and some media reports said at least four people were killed. With international concern rising, three...
  • Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    Israel says it broke up Al Qaeda plot to bomb U.S. Embassy
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli intelligence officials said Wednesday that they had arrested three Palestinians with links to Al Qaeda who were planning a campaign of terrorist attacks across Israel, including a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The...
  • Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II

    Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the annual Davos forum by storm on Thursday, touting investment opportunities on the horizon as his country works to get sanctions lifted and hailing a new day in Tehran's relations with the West. He even deemed...
  • Kerry vows to help Iraq fight militants, says U.S. won't send troops

    Kerry vows to help Iraq fight militants, says U.S. won't send troops
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pledged Sunday to "do everything that is possible" to help Iraqi government forces in an escalating battle against Al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the western province of Anbar, but he said the Obama...