Sunday, September 21, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Hopes dim for return of Philippine troops to Golan
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.... 9/21/2014 3:25 PM

Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 3:22 PM

Yemen state media: Prime minister resigns
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's official news agency says Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Bassindwa has resigned following days of violence that left more than 140 dead and prompted thousands to flee their homes.... 9/21/2014 3:16 PM

Arab states lag in media war against extremists
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.... 9/21/2014 3:16 PM

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
MOSCOW (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.... 9/21/2014 3:15 PM

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen state news agency says prime minister has resigned.... 9/21/2014 3:10 PM

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) -- The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 2:58 PM

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when four gunmen stormed the upscale mall.... 9/21/2014 2:49 PM

France charges 5 in Islamic State recruiting ring
PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have filed preliminary charges against five people, including a sister and brother, suspected of belonging to a ring specialized in recruiting young female fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.... 9/21/2014 2:48 PM

Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Egypt's capital
CAIRO (AP) -- A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.... 9/21/2014 2:36 PM

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.... 9/21/2014 2:27 PM

Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.... 9/21/2014 2:18 PM

Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages.... 9/21/2014 2:05 PM

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops.... 9/21/2014 2:04 PM

German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash
BERLIN (AP) -- German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 1:57 PM

Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum
LONDON (AP) -- Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward.... 9/21/2014 1:43 PM

US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 1:37 PM

Egypt to host post-Gaza war talks this week
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well as negotiations between Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah on who should run the territory, a Palestinian official said Sunday.... 9/21/2014 1:24 PM

Syria blasts coalition against Islamic State
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's parliament speaker said Sunday that the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than allying with nations that support terrorism.... 9/21/2014 1:06 PM

At Asian Games, rivalries not always about sports
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most repressive regimes on the planet - North Korea, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan?... 9/21/2014 12:20 PM