• Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

    HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong’s government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure.

  • Hong Kong protests fade as activists mull next steps

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city’s leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely.

  • Iranian president: Iran isn’t seeking war against any nation

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is not seeking to wage war against any nation while at the same time stressing that it will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious.

  • Cat filter goof leaves Pakistanis scratching their whiskers

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — It was a mistake that had some people in Pakistan scratching their whiskers.

  • Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington.

  • State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill.

  • Egypt TV says ousted president Morsi dies in court

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.

  • The Latest: Iran spokesman: Iran needs 20% enriched uranium

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local):

  • Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Sold into marriage, Pakistani women endure rapes in China

    FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn’t bring herself to say what they were doing to her.