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Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

September 22, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S. more »»

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

September 22, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of... more »»

Representatives of Hamas, Fatah meet in Cairo

September 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A Hamas and a Fatah official met in Cairo on Monday ahead of the start of reconciliation talks between the rival Palestinian factions this week in the Egyptian capital, an official... more »»

Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

September 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist... more »»

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

September 22, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were... more »»

Dozens flock to new Liberia Ebola treatment center

September 22, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's largest Ebola treatment center is already handling 112 patients, a day after it opened, though not all of are confirmed to have the dreaded diseas. more »»

At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting

September 22, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a powerful... more »»

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

September 22, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as... more »»

Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

September 22, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward... more »»

New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

September 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to... more »»

Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse

September 22, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria, the South African government said Monday. more »»

Image of Asia: Kicking for Myanmar gold

September 22, 2014

In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than kicks the ball as Laos player Koy Xayavong blocks during the women's doubles sepak takraw final match at the Asian Games in Incheon, Sout... more »»

Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

September 22, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. more »»

Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS

September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary... more »»

Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

September 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. more »»

Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

September 22, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp... more »»

Blair: Airstrikes not enough to beat Islamic State

September 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists,... more »»

Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

September 22, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that mark... more »»

South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching

September 22, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday. more »»

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

September 22, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and... more »»

New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court

September 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court. more »»



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