This destination is the best value vacation for 2020

The most fulfilling vacations are those that are both enjoyable and affordable. Last month, as part of its annual Best in Travel series, travel guide publisher
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US-backed fighters close in on last IS-held village in Syria

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have captured 41 positions held by Islamic State group militants and destroyed their fortifications in the last tiny pocket they hold
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US-backed fighters launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces say they have launched a final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last tiny pocket the extremists hold in e
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AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with Turkey

A senior Syrian Kurdish official says the United States is seeking to broker an agreement between Syrian Kurdish forces and Turkey to prevent them from going to
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Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison

A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been freed after serving nearly
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Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country's president re
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Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

Indonesia's president says the ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from p
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Lawyer for radical Indonesian cleric says he will be freed

A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers says the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week
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Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov't will release him from prison next week

Lawyer for ailing radical cleric who inspired Bali bombers says Indonesian gov't will release him from prison next week
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Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in Syria

Kurdish news agency, Syrian war monitor: Missile attack by IS in eastern Syria kills Kurdish fighter, wounds 2British soldiers
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Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffected

A volcano on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali has shot a new burst of hot ash into the air
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Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

President Donald Trump's decision to pull out U.S. troops from Syria has plunged the volatile region into profound uncertainty and leaves America's only allies
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Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led fighters take major town in last area held by Islamic State group
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Police chief challenges lawmaker's explanation for arrest

The Fresno police chief is casting doubt on a California lawmaker's statements that his arrest on suspicion of child cruelty stemmed from spanking his daughter
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UN Syria envoy: Work ongoing for constitutional committee

The U.N. Special envoy for Syria says work is still ongoing to try form a committee meant to draft a new constitution before the end of the year
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Report faults Indonesian airline's safety measures in crash

Investigators say equipment failures, flight crew error may have led to Indonesian air crash
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Tranquill leads No. 3 Notre Dame to cusp of playoff berth

No. 3 Notre Dame has followed the leadership of linebacker Drue Tranquill all the way to the cusp of a playoff berth
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Baby dies in Bali after US woman allegedly threw it from car

Indonesian police say an American woman allegedly threw her 2-month-old daughter to her death from a moving car on the tourist island of Bali and then tried to
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Baby dies in Bali after US woman allegedly threw it from car

Indonesian police say an American woman allegedly threw her 2-month-old daughter to her death from a moving car on the tourist island of Bali and then tried to
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Baby dies in Bali after US woman allegedly threw it from car

Indonesian police say an American woman allegedly threw her 2-month-old daughter to her death from a moving car on the tourist island of Bali and then tried to
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US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

US FAA issued an emergency directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor believed to have malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea
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US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

US FAA issued an emergency directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor believed to have malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea
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Boeing plane crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

Indonesian investigators say a crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have e
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Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

Indonesian investigators say a crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have e
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