| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — International inspectors expect to destroy Syria's ability to produce new chemical weapons by Nov. 1, the first major deadline in the United Nations-ordered disarmament of Syria's chemical arsenal, officials said Wednesday.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:11 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber driving a Toyota Corolla targeted a convoy of foreign vehicles Friday near a residential complex on the outskirts of Kabul that houses members of the international community, killing two civilians and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders.
A family statement confirming his death did not...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:09 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb placed in a mosque detonated during morning prayers Tuesday, killing the governor of eastern Logar province, Afghan officials said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor, Arsallah...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 3:56 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A soldier with the American-led coalition was shot to death in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday by an assailant wearing an Afghan army uniform, the international command said.
The International Security Assistance Force did not...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Friday to press Afghan President Hamid Karzai to work out the last, divisive details of a proposed U.S. military presence in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal of NATO forces.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:27 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an urgent visit to Afghanistan on Friday to spur stalled negotiations on an agreement that would keep some U.S. forces in the country after the NATO mission concludes next year.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:17 AM
CAIRO -- In a nerve-racking coda to a seven-week prison ordeal in Egypt, two Canadian citizens were prevented from boarding a flight out of the country hours after being freed, according to relatives.
Filmmaker John Greyson and physician Tarek Loubani...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:59 PM
BEIRUT—The historic destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal began on Sunday, as a team of disarmament experts hastened to comply with an international mandate to eliminate the nation’s massive chemical stockpiles by mid-2014....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 11:53 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Four international troops were killed by a bomb early Sunday in southern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest deaths in the 12-year war.
Javid Faisal, a spokesman for the governor of southern Kandahar province, said the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:19 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A gunman who allegedly was a contract security guard killed a member of the international coalition forces in southern Afghanistan before he was killed, NATO said in a statement Saturday, raising the specter of a possible “...