• Russian sex guru, follower blame US for continued detention

    PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were acquitted Tuesday by a court in Thailand on charges of violating labor laws but still face other charges which could land them in prison for more than 10 years.

  • The Latest: Kremlin says airstrikes hurt Syria peace process

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

  • Correction: Syria-Destroyed Town story

    DOUMA, Syria (AP) — In a story April 16 about the aftermath of Western airstrikes in the Syrian town of Douma, The Associated Press referred erroneously to the Syrian government as Abbas’ government instead of Assad’s. It was a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • The Latest: Large rally in Damascus supporting Assad’s army

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians have gathered in a landmark square in the capital of Damascus in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend.

  • The Latest: EU aims to boost UN role in Syria after strikes

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria (all times local):

  • Syria’s allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country’s seven-year conflict.

  • Myanmar takes back 1 Rohingya family despite UN concerns

    BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group, even though the United Nations says it’s not yet safe for them to return home.

  • Syrians displaced near capital recall years of deprivation

    HORJELLI, Syria (AP) — Thousands of Syrians displaced by the battle for the once-lush suburbs of Damascus now find themselves in a crowded settlement, where for the first time in recent memory they have enough to eat.

  • Analysis: Putin sits back as US, allies strike Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — Facing a stark choice between engaging the United States, Britain and France in combat or passively watching them strike his ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin has opted for the peaceful route.

  • Air China flight forced to land for ‘public security’ reason

    BEIJING (AP) — An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China on Sunday after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country’s civil aviation authority said.