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Gulf Arabs welcome Iran nuclear deal but seek further assurance

posted: 08/03/2015 11:06 a.m. Discuss

DOHA, Qatar — Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.

U.S., Egypt reopen talks on security, 1st since '09

posted: 08/03/2015 5:27 a.m. Discuss

Despite persistent human-rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Kurdish rebels kill 2 Turkish soldiers

posted: 08/03/2015 5:21 a.m. Discuss

Kurdish militias carried out a suicide attack on a Turkish military police station in eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, local authorities said.

In the news

posted: 08/03/2015 5:13 a.m. Discuss

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said in an interview on state television that the nuclear pact signed last month is a "great achievement" and that Tehran will begin implementing the deal's terms by next month.

Malaysia to seek help in finding plane debris

posted: 08/03/2015 5:12 a.m. Discuss

Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.

Names and faces

posted: 08/03/2015 5:11 a.m. Discuss

Hip-hop producer Dr. Dre said the wait is finally over -- he's going to release his first album in 16 years.

Police at tunnel stop foreigners

posted: 08/03/2015 4:54 a.m. Discuss

French riot police have sprayed foreigners with a chemical irritant as they tried to storm the Channel Tunnel, and the British and French interior ministers said the nightly attempts to reach Britain are part of a "global migration crisis" that needs an international solution.

Taliban torn over leadership

posted: 08/03/2015 4:53 a.m. Discuss

The brother of Mullah Mohammad Omar on Sunday joined a growing chorus of opposition to the opaque selection of the late Taliban leader's successor.

Greek markets open today after 5 weeks

posted: 08/03/2015 4:51 a.m. Discuss

Greek financial markets are set to reopen today after a five-week suspension as talks continue with creditors on austerity measures and reforms required for a third bailout.

The World in Brief: Leader of Canada sets October vote

posted: 08/03/2015 4:47 a.m. Discuss

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power.

Noteworthy deaths: Beatles-era British singer, TV-show host

posted: 08/03/2015 4:32 a.m. Discuss

British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72.

Israel OKs laws on Jewish extremists

posted: 08/03/2015 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Israel’s security Cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have “zero tolerance” for Jewish extremists.

Iran's president says nuclear deal achieves goals

posted: 08/02/2015 2:55 p.m. Comments 12

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country achieved its main goals in the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last month.

Journalist slain in Mexico City had signs of torture

posted: 08/02/2015 2:53 p.m. Comment 1

MEXICO CITY — A photojournalist who was found slain in Mexico City after he fled harassment in his home state appears to have been tortured before he was shot to death, the head of a free press advocacy group said Sunday.

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion

posted: 08/02/2015 2:11 p.m. Comment 1

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Now there are two: Zimbabwe identified a bow-hunting gynecological oncologist from Pennsylvania on Sunday as its suspect in what it calls the illegal killing of a lion in April, adding to the outcry over the Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.

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