A prominent Jordanian writer was shot dead Sunday on the steps of a court where he was facing charges for sharing an anti-Islam cartoon on Facebook. Nahed Hattar was struck by three bullets before the alleged assassin was arrested at the scene of the shooting in Amman's central Abdali district, said the official Petra news agency. The assailant -- bearded and dressed in a grey dishdasha worn by conservative Muslim men -- shot Hattar, a 56-year-old Christian, as he made his way up the steps outside the court, a security source told AFP.
By Yara Bayoumy NEW YORK (Reuters) - Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that
After nearly a week of protests, city officials were preparing for extra security at a National Football League game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, bracing for more demonstrations over the killing of Keith Scott, 43, who police said was armed when officers
Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique ...
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Monday night's verbal smackdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is a hot ticket on the campus of Hofstra University.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are meeting separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Navy chief who died saving his shipmates during the attack on Pearl Harbor has been reunited, in spirit, in Rhode Island with the bell from his ship.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader — unlike what we have in this country."
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media.
The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible ...
OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure.
The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:15 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is "appalled" by the current spike in violence around the contested Syrian city of ...
Pro-Kremlin activists who threw urine at pictures by US photographer Jock Sturges -- best known for nude images of adolescents and their families -- on Sunday forced its closure, a day after a government advisor condemned the images as "child pornography". Moscow gallery curator Natalia Litvinskaya
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Linda McMahon, the former wrestling executive who shook up Connecticut with two expensive and contentious, yet unsuccessful U.S. Senate races, has jumped into a larger political ring, becoming a sought-after Republican mega donor who's involved in campaigns across the country
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by the authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River.
BAGHDAD (AP) — An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group.
BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be finished in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group.
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):
From the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. So are prices. Mortgage rates are near historic lows. But the picture gets more complicated the deeper you dig into the data. U.S. ...
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Investigators on Sunday tried to piece together information on the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shootings who was apprehended after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.
By Michelle Nichols and Suleiman Al-Khalidi UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". A diplomatic
Jordan's prime minister, Hani Mulki, has been asked by the king to form a new government after a parliamentary election, a palace statement said on Sunday. Parliament is expected to convene next month with Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood gaining a foothold after ending a decade-long boycott and
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria.
Spain's Basque country and Galicia went to the polls Sunday in regional elections that may help unblock the long-lasting national political paralysis. The country is stuck in limbo, run by a government without full powers following two inconclusive elections which the conservative Popular Party
The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Saturday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching. The revelation, the worst drop in 25 years, came amid disagreement on the second day
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 on the eve of Monday's presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC from Hofstra University (all times local):