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Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. more »»

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the... more »»

Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime... more »»

Israeli premier: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation

August 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will press forward with a military operation in the Gaza Strip until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory is halted. more »»

Militants use British killer as propaganda

August 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice of messenger. more »»

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. more »»

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaz... more »»

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. more »»

Pakistan's army chief wants mass protests settled

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials in Pakistan say the country's powerful army chief has asked the government to hold negotiations with protesters to settle a mass demonstration outside parliament. more »»

Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their... more »»

Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents. more »»

Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in battles that left 34 residents and nine... more »»

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

August 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the... more »»

Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

August 20, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities,... more »»

Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas spokesman says the group's elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. more »»

Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. more »»

Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside parliament calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting... more »»

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police... more »»

Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

August 20, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukrain. more »»

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

August 20, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a... more »»

 
 

 

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