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Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children,... more »»

Jihadists closing in on Syrian rebel stronghold

August 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. more »»

Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politicia... more »»

Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

August 16, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine... more »»

Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

August 16, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were... more »»

Liberia opens 2nd Ebola center in capital

August 16, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, while two more airlines... more »»

'Massacre' in Iraq as strikes hit near key dam

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at... more »»

Egypt PM blames saboteurs for rising power cuts

August 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's premier on Saturday partially blamed the country's worsening energy shortage -- with rolling blackouts of up to six hours in some Cairo neighborhoods -- on saboteurs seeking... more »»

Cleric leads anti-government protest in Pakistan

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fiery anti-government cleric led a massive rally Saturday in Pakistan's capital, demanding the country's prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election in... more »»

Mayor: 34 killed in C. African Republic attacks

August 16, 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over the last week in a series of attacks on remote villages. more »»

Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after 'massacre'

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq's largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of... more »»

Pope holds up Korean martyrs as models for church

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to... more »»

Russian aid convoy waits near Ukraine

August 16, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to... more »»

Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton

August 16, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. more »»

5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

August 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat... more »»

Pope makes strong, silent anti-abortion statement

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has generally avoided hot-button "culture war" issues like abortion, arguing that the church's doctrine on the sanctity of life is well-known and that he'd... more »»

Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the... more »»

S. Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage... more »»

John Kerry talks Asian relationships, trade pact

August 16, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. more »»

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: a beatification Mass for 124 Koreans killed for their... more »»

 
 

 

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