International negotiators are expected to reach an agreement with Iran in coming weeks over its nuclear program. Reza Pahlavi, whose father ruled Iran as the Shah until he was deposed in 1979, sees danger in any deal with Iran.
The United States returned to the Philippine government on Wednesday more than $1 million from the forfeited assets of a discharged Filipino general accused of stashing illegally obtained wealth in America.
Militants from the Islamic State group launched a major attack on the predominantly Kurdish city of Hassakeh, activists and Syrian state media said Wednesday, in an apparent attempt by the extremist group to reverse some of the advances made recently by Kurdish fighters in the northeastern province.
Some of Italy's top female academics are demanding an apology from the president of the University of Rome for participating in the jury of a "Miss University" pageant to select the "most beautiful and wise" university student for 2015.
A government lawyer says a Pakistani court has rejected a bail plea from top model Ayaan Ali, who has been held since March after being caught trying to fly to Dubai with half a million dollars in cash stashed in her luggage.
The second-in-command of Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday assailed the Saudi-led airstrikes pounding his group's positions and allied forces, but insisted they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on ending the country's civil war.
The European Central Bank has raised its forecast for inflation this year to 0.3 percent from zero previously, another sign that the risk of crippling deflation — a long-term drop in prices — may be fading.
A home in Cyprus where police seized five tons of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive had been kept under surveillance for some time before officers moved in, a government official said Wednesday.