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Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

August 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday. 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 »»

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

August 31, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to... more »»

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

August 31, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in... more »»

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

August 31, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. more »»

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

August 31, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who... more »»

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

August 31, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said... 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 the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic societ. more »»

Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 2

August 31, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb partially collapsed after an explosion Sunday, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said. more »»

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

August 31, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday. 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 »»

German security official warns of terror threat

August 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency expects that Islamic extremists who have traveled to Syria and Iraq will return and commit terror attack. 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 »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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