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Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

August 31, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U. more »»

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

August 31, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in inaugural elections for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic societ. more »»

Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

August 31, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Boat carrying 100 migrants capsizes off Libya

August 31, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A boat carrying more than 100 migrants capsized off the coast near the Libyan capital, a coast guard official said Sunday. more »»

Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again

August 31, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's authorities on Sunday raised the aviation warning code to red for a region close to the subglacial Bardarbunga volcano after a small fissure eruption in the... more »»

Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

August 31, 2014

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary... more »»

Algeria soccer death seen as part of wider ills

August 31, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. more »»

3 killed as protesters clash with Pakistan police

August 31, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearl... more »»

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

August 31, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights,... more »»

Iran FM says ready to meet Saudi counterpart

August 31, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the sidelines of next month's UN General Assembly and to visit the Gulf powerhouse... more »»

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese soldiers

August 31, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five Lebanese soldiers captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's state news agency said Sunday. more »»

Afghanistan crash kills 23

August 31, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often... more »»

Pakistani protester dies in clashes with police

August 31, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police on Sunday clashed with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw... more »»

German security official warns of terror threat

August 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he expects Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attacks. more »»

All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

August 31, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippin... more »»

Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

August 31, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullet... more »»

Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

August 31, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe, a local official said Saturday. more »»

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

August 31, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right... more »»

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

August 31, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. more »»

Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

August 30, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime... more »»

 
 

 

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