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Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

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BAGHDAD — The leader of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia has vowed to retaliate against America for the deaths of four of his men in...

As Tokyo Olympics approach, virus worries rise in Japan

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TOKYO — The pressure of hosting an Olympics during a still-active pandemic is beginning to show in Japan. ...

Iran accuses Israel of June attack on civilian nuclear site

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday accused Israel of a sabotage attack in June that reportedly targeted a civilian nuclear facility near Tehran, the...

US hosts high-level Saudi visit after Khashoggi killing

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WASHINGTON — Top Biden administration officials on Tuesday hosted a brother to Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in the highest-level such...

US extends temporary protected status to people from Yemen

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is extending a program that allows people from Yemen to stay in the U.S. temporarily because of the turmoil...

Pentagon chief allows Naval Academy grad to pursue NFL job

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that the U.S. military will allow Naval Academy graduate Cameron Kinley to pursue a career in...

Germany grants 2,400 visas to Afghan employees, relatives

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BERLIN — German authorities said Monday they have granted 2,400 visas so far to Afghan employees of the country's military and their relatives, although...

Loved and decried, El Salvador’s populist leader is defiant

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — In the narrow, gang-controlled alleys of the Las Palmas neighborhood, struggling Salvadorans are untroubled by actions of their president...

Mastermind in 2016 killing of Honduran activist convicted

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A Honduran man was convicted of homicide Monday in the 2016 killing of Berta Cáceres, a prize-winning environmental and Indigenous rights...

Ukraine criticized for making female cadets parade in heels

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MOSCOW — Ukraine’s defense minister is under pressure from members of the government over the decision to have female military cadets wear pumps with...