WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year.
BEIRUT (AP) — According to opposition activists in Syria, more than 2,000 Syrians have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting -- and almost half of them were pro-government forces.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and is reminding all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media have shown President Bashar Assad praying in Damascus at the start of a major Muslim holiday amid reports of an unprecedented high toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas are holding out for bigger gains in the Gaza war, helping explain the failure of the world's most influential diplomats to broker even a precursor to a lasting cease-fire.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state-run media says a car bomb has exploded in the central city of Homs, killing at least seven people.
BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group has released video of the first American believed to have carried out a suicide attack in Syria's civil war.
MOSCOW (AP) — Although Russia has not responded to U.S. sanctions by putting a travel ban on President Barack Obama, there's one part of the country he's blocked from: Chechnya.
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels have shot down a helicopter gunship over a slum in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least four people.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of an independent commission on Syrian war crimes says commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators who should be brought to justice.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria "to carry out an act of terror in the West," adding that Norway has been "concretely named" as the target.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian military official says his country's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border, which eyewitnesses say was a drone.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. official says nine trucks carrying humanitarian supplies have entered Syria from Turkey, using one of four border crossings recently authorized by the U.N. Security Council to speed delivery of aid to millions in need.
TOKYO (AP) — The world is no longer seeing the kind of advances that had been taking place in life spans, education and incomes.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help.
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria, setting off clashes that left dozens killed or wounded on both sides.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service says it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine immigration authorities say they have deported an Australian Islamic preacher on suspicion of links to terrorists.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Chinese national accused of trying to smuggle sensors made for the U.S. military has pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian man has been charged under a new anti-terrorism law for allegedly leaving the country to join Islamist fighters in Syria.
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian activist group and rebels say there's infighting between rebel groups seeking the overthrow of President Bashar Assad.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says Turkish soldiers have clashed with a group of suspected smugglers on the Turkish-Syrian border. One soldier was killed and two others were wounded.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California man charged with lying on a passport application so he could travel to Syria to join a terrorist group has pleaded not guilty.