PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES — A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said today.
Yemen shut its major seaports today, industry and local sources said, after neighboring Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi forces fighting Yemen’s Western-backed president.
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter today in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international tribute to the 150 victims.
DUBAI - Iran will insist that all sanctions against it are lifted as a condition for a nuclear deal, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major sticking point in its talks with world powers set to resume this week.
ROME - Italy’s highest court will not rule until Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, a court official said.
TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands — A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands today but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show that was also partly visible for millions in Europe, Africa and Asia.
TUNIS -- Tunisia said it would deploy the army to major cities and arrested nine people on Thursday after 20 foreign tourists were shot dead at a museum in the capital in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
BAMAKO, March -- Malian security forces have arrested three people suspected of complicity in a militant attack on a restaurant in the capital on March 7 that killed a French citizen, a Belgian security officer and three Malians.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed his country's strong ties with the United Stated on Thursday after tensions in the run-up to his election victory, saying Israel has "no greater ally."
International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease.
GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian leaders today called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves toward statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election win.
JERUSALEM — Millions of Israelis turned out to vote today in a tightly-fought election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to defeat a strong campaign by the center-left opposition to deny him a fourth term in office.
SEOUL — The potential deployment of a sophisticated U.S. air defense system in South Korea to counter the North’s missile threat is proving a headache for Seoul as it tries to walk a fine line between its closest security ally Washington and its biggest trade partner China.