BRUSSELS | NATO weighs future of Afghan mission, seeks to support talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Thursday weighed the future of the alliance’s operation in…

BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombia guns down dissident rebel behind press kidnapping

BOGOTA, Colombia— A former leftist rebel who terrorized residents of southern Colombia after abandoning the country’s…

BEIRUT | Iran says US presence in Syria damaged peace, security

BEIRUT— Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the U.S. military presence in Syria has damaged the region in…

MOSCOW | Cuban president arrives in Russia for economic talks

MOSCOW  — Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel arrived in Russia on Thursday for talks expected to focus…

TOKYO | New Okinawa chief embodies complexity of Japan’s US bases

TOKYO — The celebratory crowds in Okinawa chanted the unusual first name of the southern Japanese…

TBILISI, Georgia | Merkel, in Georgia, supports territorial integrity

TBILISI, Georgia— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Georgia, expressing support for the ex-Soviet nation’s territorial…

MOSCOW | Russia, Japan hope business ties will improve island dispute

MOSCOW — Russian and Japanese officials are expressing hope that business ties between the two countries…