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Navy SEAL killed in Iraq attack by Islamic State group

posted: 05/03/2016 11:07 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD — An American serviceman killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group has been identified as a Navy SEAL.

Kerry looking for deal to mend Syrian truce

updated: 05/03/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

GENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, even as attacks continued in the city of Aleppo.

Car bombing kills 18 in Baghdad

updated: 05/03/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD -- An explosives-laden car detonated Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said.

Afghan forces fight Taliban at key road

updated: 05/03/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces began a push to break the Taliban's hold on a crucial southern highway through Uruzgan province, officials said Monday, hoping to ease the insurgents' intensifying siege of the province's capital.

India wildfires threaten resorts, tiger reserves

updated: 05/03/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

LUCKNOW, India -- Wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks burned through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves.

The World in Brief

updated: 05/03/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

Return to Bay of Pigs, Iranian tells U.S.

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva

posted: 05/02/2016 11:06 a.m. Discuss

GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.

Iraqi demonstrators disband

updated: 05/02/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD -- Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State militant group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days -- a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people.

Militants release 10 Indonesian crewmen

updated: 05/02/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

MANILA, Philippines -- Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.

Agency shifts focus on chemical threat

posted: 05/02/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.

Jamaica reports 2 from U.S. slain

posted: 05/02/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime.

Fighting subsides over much of Syria

updated: 05/02/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Syria's military extended a unilateral cease-fire around the capital city of Damascus for another 24 hours on Sunday, as relative calm set in across much of the country after days of heavy fighting concentrated in the northern city of Aleppo.

N. Koreans to rally for Kim

posted: 05/02/2016 3:29 a.m. Discuss

TOKYO -- North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un.

Turkey blasts target police stations

posted: 05/02/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

ANKARA, Turkey -- A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Egypt police block workers' assembly

posted: 05/02/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

CAIRO -- Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers' Day on Sunday, while independent trade union leaders urged the government to allow them freedom of assembly.





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