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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 »»

Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's... more »»

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 »»

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 »»

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

August 20, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of... 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 »»

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research. more »»

Militants attack major air base in eastern Syria

August 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the... 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 »»

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

August 20, 2014

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. 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 »»

Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to... 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 »»

 
 

 

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