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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 »»

EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

August 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is giving Russia a one-week ultimatum to scale back its intervention in Ukraine or face additional economic sanction. more »»

Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least... more »»

Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

August 30, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent... more »»

Tunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrants

August 30, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say the country's coast guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe. more »»

Somali troops oust militants from southern town

August 30, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday. more »»

Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

August 30, 2014

STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighte. more »»

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

August 30, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. more »»

EU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat

August 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have nominated Italy's top diplomat to become the 28-nation bloc's new foreign policy chief for the next five years. more »»

 
 

 

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