Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.

  • Written by AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL , Associated Press

Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Written by PAN PYLAS and JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press

Gambian leader told to cede power or be forced out

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived in Gambia's capital Friday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force was awaiting orders to act.

  • Written by CARLEY PETESCH and BABACAR DIONE , Associated Press

IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants destroyed parts of the second-century Roman theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra and the site's landmark ancient Tetrapylon, the government and opposition activists said Friday.

  • Written by SARAH EL DEEB , Associated Press