• Clarification: Trump-Iranian Exiles story

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Feb. 5 story by The Associated Press on contacts between people associated with the Trump administration and the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, known as the MEK, stated as fact long-standing accusations against the group, including its alleged responsibility for the killing of Americans in the 1970s.

  • Trump’s ambassador pick is well-known figure in West Bank

    BEIT EL, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel may be causing controversy in Washington. But in this West Bank settlement, he is a well-known friend.

  • Guilty plea expected involving San Bernardino terror attack

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California man who bought high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty on Thursday as the father of one of the victims angrily denounced the plea deal as a “slap on the wrist.”

  • Trinidad & Tobago tries to halt fighters to Islamic State

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago (AP) — A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem the flow of money and recruits to Syria and Iraq.

  • Schalke fans fight Greek police ahead of Europa League game

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — About 150 Schalke supporters have clashed with riot police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki ahead of their team’s Europa League match against PAOK.

  • A family mourns son lost to fighting IS in Iraq’s Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Early on the morning of Dec. 12, Iraqi army Maj. Hamza Finjan led a raid on a small house in eastern Mosul that was being used as an Islamic State group base. Knowing the task would be dangerous, he told his personal bodyguards and driver — perks given to Iraqi officers — to stay behind.

  • Pentagon boss to NATO nations: Increase military spending

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’s end or risk seeing the U.S. curtail its defense support — a stark threat given Europe’s deep unease already over U.S.-Russian relations.

  • AP Analysis: Few good alternatives to Palestinian state

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Trump administration appears to be easing away from longstanding U.S. support for Palestinian statehood as the preferred outcome of Middle East peace efforts, which may please some allies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel. But the alternatives are few, and each comes with daunting and combustible complications, including for Israel itself.

  • 2 state solution optional? Palestinians puzzled by US view

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly with the CIA chief in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said Wednesday, as they expressed concern over the Trump administration’s suggestion that a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is optional.

  • Federal judge wins $5,000 prize for book ‘Waging War’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judge David J. Barron also has a nice literary career.