BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian security forces opened fire Friday on protesters calling for the overthrow of President Bashar Assad, killing at least seven, activists said.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States a "dangerous escalation" in Iran's support for terrorism that must draw an international response.
LAMU, Kenya (AP) -- During high season in this Kenyan luxury resort area, foreign tourists snorkel by day and sleep in rustic dwellings with woven coconut leaves for doors. Now they're leaving town early and canceling reservations after gunmen kidnapped two Europeans and killed another in only a month.
LONDON (AP) -- Buckingham Palace said Friday that Prince Harry has arrived in the United States for a two-month military helicopter training course.
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three champions of women's rights in Africa and the Middle East on Friday in an attempt to bolster the role of women in struggles to bring democracy to nations suffering from autocratic rule and civil strife.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an anti-apartheid hero often described as South Africa's conscience, slammed the ANC-led government Tuesday as "disgraceful" and said it is worse than the country's former oppressive white regime for not issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela's granddaughters are considering a proposal to star in a TV documentary about young African professionals and the continent's potential, one of the women told The Associated Press Thursday.
DADAAB, Kenya (AP) -- Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour says African artists should take the initiative to help families affected by famine in the Horn of Africa.
A presidential panel last week disclosed shocking new details of U.S. medical experiments done in Guatemala in the 1940s, including a decision to re-infect a dying woman in a syphilis study.
The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is near death and slipping in and out of consciousness, his brother said Monday, insisting he should not return to prison for the 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people.