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Reports: Islamic State group kills Syria tribesmen

August 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led against the jihadi fighters,... more »»

UK Iraq mission no longer strictly humanitarian

August 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain has moved past a strictly humanitarian mission in Iraq — and the country's leader warned Monday that the effort won't be over any time soon. more »»

Fall on France's Mont Blanc kills 3 more climbers

August 18, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall in Mont Blanc. more »»

Turkey calls German ambassador over spying claims

August 18, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday summoned Germany's ambassador and demanded an explanation after an "unacceptable, inexcusable" report that Germany's foreign intelligence agency targeted... more »»

Image of Asia: Celebrating Krishna's birthday

August 18, 2014

In this photo by Rafiq Maqbool, youngsters in Mumbai form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the... more »»

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

August 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Boosted by two days of U.S. more »»

Ukraine: rebels fire on civilian convoy

August 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine claimed Monday that rebels in the east of the country fired rockets and mortars on civilians trying to flee from the region's intense fighting. more »»

Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

August 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that... more »»

Sides in Gaza talks dig in as cease-fire end looms

August 18, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Egypt-mediated Gaza truce talks hardened their positions Monday ahead of the expiration of a five-day cease-fire, though both sides appeared... more »»

In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

August 18, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her living room. more »»

Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

August 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. more »»

Twin protests suspend life in Pakistani capital

August 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circumvent shipping containers and barbed wire to ge... more »»

Strong quake hits remote area in southwest Iran

August 18, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A strong, magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted a sparsely populated mountainous province near Iran's border with Iraq on Monday, Iranian state television reported. more »»

Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace

August 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans —from the North and the South — to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation"... more »»

Novice matadors' hunger strike over bullfight ban

August 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two years after Bogota's leftist mayor suspended bullfights at the capital's history-steeped bullring, a clutch of apprentice matadors is pressing for their reinstatement... more »»

Pope to Koreans: Reject suspicion, forge peace

August 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans —from the north and the south — to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation"... more »»

Pope greets, consoles Korean 'comfort women'

August 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has blessed and consoled a group of women who were used as sex slaves for the Japanese military during World War II. more »»

Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

August 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced... more »»

Pope wraps up Asia trip with call for Korean peace

August 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis is wrapping up his first visit to Asia with a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul's cathedral attended by the South Korean president and a handful of... more »»

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

August 17, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Aided by U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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