• The Latest: Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):

  • Trump opens first presidential trip abroad in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements.

  • Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.”

  • Iran’s Interior Ministry says turnout in presidential election was over 70 percent

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Interior Ministry says turnout in presidential election was over 70 percent.

  • Iran says incumbent President Hassan Rouhani leads in initial vote count in presidential election

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says incumbent President Hassan Rouhani leads in initial vote count in presidential election.

  • Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act.

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. AP checked these out; here are the real facts:

  • AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country’s clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader?

  • Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West.

  • Islamic State attacks Syrian state-held areas, 52 killed

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group attacked several government-held villages in central Syria on Thursday, capturing at least one of them in violence that left 52 people dead including more than two dozen women and children, some of whom were beheaded, as well as Syrian troops, state media, medical officials and an opposition monitoring group said.