BRUSSELS Turkey will help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors.
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BEIRUT/AMMAN Syrian President Bashar al Assad told a senior Iranian official on Sunday that his adversaries had increased weapon supplies and financial support to insurgents since the start of a major offensive aided by his allies to regain lost territory.
WASHINGTON U.S. Republican Chris Christie has won the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader, a major conservative publication in an important early voting state, picking up steam in the Nov. 2016 presidential election.
ANKARA/MOSCOW Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers involved in Syria's war.
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Mourners at the funeral on Sunday of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down a day earlier in Turkey's volatile southeast, said they were skeptical that those responsible for his killing would be brought to justice.
BANGUI Protected by the heaviest security ever seen on his trips, Pope Francis on Sunday preached reconciliation in the divided Central African Republic, a nation racked by bloodshed between Muslims and Christians.
Authorities captured a man early on Sunday suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who had responded to a domestic dispute in a city east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State Police said.
JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.