The Latest: Erdogan says Kurds must be driven from Manbij

The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the territorial integrity of Syria can only be preserved if Kurdish militia forces are driven out of the northern city of Manbij and regions east of the Euphrates River.

Top Iran cleric links suicide blast to foreign spy services

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has sent condolences to the families of the victims of a suicide car bombing that struck a bus carrying Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard troops, killing at least 27 people.

Ousted UN envoy: Somalia’s politics could beget conflict

A United Nations envoy who was recently ordered to leave Somalia said Thursday that its political tensions could devolve into conflict, while Somalia's U.N. ambassador said his country embraces international institutions but not individual conduct "detrimental" to the nation.

Injured UK cop: ‘Instinct took over’ during terror attack

The British police officer stabbed while subduing a suspect on New Year's Eve said Wednesday that "instinct took over" when he heard people screaming at a Manchester train station.

The Latest: Manchester police quiz alleged knife attacker

The Latest on the stabbing of three people in Manchester (all times local): 8: 15 p.m. Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and searching a house for clues about what they call the "terror-related" stabbings of three people at a train station on New Year's Eve.

Russian envoy: Bad relations with US unlikely to improve

Russia's U.N. ambassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are "practically non-existent," which he says is bad not only for both countries but for the world — and he sees little prospect for improvement anytime soon.

Official: 29 killed in hours-long brazen attack Kabul

A brazen hours-long coordinated assault on a government building in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday killed 29 people, most of them employees of the department for martyrs and disabled persons, said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

Turkey-backed Syrian fighters prepare to replace US forces

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters are preparing to deploy in eastern Syria alongside Turkish troops once American forces withdraw, a spokesman said Monday, adding that his forces have begun massing on the front line of a town held by Kurdish-led forces.

Suspect tied to Charlie Hebdo attack sent to France, charged

French authorities handed preliminary terrorism charges Sunday to a fugitive extremist who is suspected of fighting U.S. forces in Iraq and helping to organize the 2015 shooting attack at satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that killed 12 people.

Nicaragua news director accused of terror after station raid

The director of a TV station critical of President Daniel Ortega was accused Saturday of inciting terrorism after authorities raided and shut down the station's offices in their latest salvo against independent media and nongovernmental organizations.

Video allegedly showing murder of Scandinavian student is likely authentic, Norway says

A video that allegedly showed the killing of a Scandinavian tourist in a remote part of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains is likely authentic, Norwegian police said Friday.

Cleric: 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing will never be forgotten

The tragedy of Lockerbie will never be forgotten, a Church of Scotland minister vowed Friday as memorial services were held in Scotland and the United States to honor the 270 people killed when a bomb brought a Pan Am plane down over the Scottish town 30 years ago.

Trump thanks Albania for expelling Iranian diplomats

U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked Albania for expelling the Iranian ambassador and another diplomat for allegedly engaging in illegal activities that threaten Albania's security.