Nicaragua's finance minister warned banks Wednesday that the government will sanction those that participate in a general strike scheduled for Thursday to pressure for the freeing of political prisoners.
Iran's supreme leader criticized the country's president and foreign minister by name for the first time over his concerns about the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Wednesday they didn't act as he wished in carrying out the agreement with world powers.
The Latest on increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:55 p.m.
A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts.
A Canadian delegation in China is pressing Chinese officials to free two detained Canadians but there has been no contact between the two nations' leaders or foreign ministers despite the worst relations between Ottawa and Beijing since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.
The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11 a.m.
One of Cuba's only independent think tanks said Monday that it is closing because of pressure from what it described as powerful institutions on and off the communist island, though it gave no details.
North Korea is denouncing the United States as "a gangster country" for recently seizing one of its cargo ships and is calling on U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take "urgent measures" to contribute to stabilizing the Korean peninsula.
With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers.
Ordered by the White House to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the U.S.
The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:10 p.m.
President Donald Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight.
After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope.
A rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.
The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 6:50 p.m.
Across Iran's capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse.
A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said Saturday.
A former Colombian rebel leader has been hospitalized with signs of altered consciousness a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities said Saturday that Seuxis Hernández also had wounds on his arms that were earlier described as self-inflicted lacerations.
Employees of Energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday.
U.S. diplomats are warning that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.