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Japan Central Bank Adds Stimulus, Cites Global Uncertainties

Governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda, center back, poses with other members of Policy Board of the BOJ before their meeting at its headquarters in Tokyo Friday, July 29, 2016.  Japan's central bank has opted for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.  The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting on Friday by announcing it will expand purchases of assets from financial institutions to help inject more cash into the economy and pursue its 2 percent inflation target. (Kyodo News via AP)
Governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda, center back, poses with other members of Policy Board of the BOJ before their meeting at its headquarters in Tokyo Friday, July 29, 2016. Japan's central bank has opted for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation. The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting on Friday by announcing it will expand purchases of assets from financial institutions to help inject more cash into the economy and pursue its 2 percent inflation target. (Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO—Japan’s central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation. The measures...


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    Japan Stabbing Attack: 19 Dead, More Than 20 Injured in Sagamihara

    A man was arrested for stabbing and killing at least 19 people at a facility for the disabled in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, according to Japanese media... Read more

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    Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Pilot Conducted Similar Route on Computer

    The captain of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 conducted a simulated flight deep into the southern Indian Ocean several weeks before the plane disappeared in... Read more

  • Young Muslim separatists brandish weapons on a street defying curfew and demanding independence in Kashmir, in Srinagar, India, on Jan. 23, 1990. (AP Photo/Ajit Kumar)

    For 69 Years, Kashmir Is Torn by Deadly Strife

    SRINAGAR, India—When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s biggest rebel group on July 8, the... Read more

  • An Afghan soldier guards a checkpoint on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    After Obama’s Green Light, Afghan Forces on the Offensive

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  • Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (6L) and Laotian Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith (6R) stand with with Southeast Asian foreign ministers, (L-R) an unidentified delegate from Malaysia, Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore, Don Pramudwinai of Thailand, Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam, Thongloun Sisoulith, Saleumxay Kommasith, Perfecto Yasay Jr. of the Philippines, Brunei's Trade Minister Jock Seng Pehin Lim, Sakhonn Prak of Cambodia, Retno Marsudi of Indonesia and ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, during the opening ceremony of the 49th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, on July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    No ASEAN Consensus on South China Sea Despite Rounds of Talks

    VIENTIANE, Laos—Southeast Asia’s main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying... Read more

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drugs war.  (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Philippines’ Duterte ‘Not Afraid of Human Rights’ In Drugs Crackdown

    Human rights are not a concern in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, he said, as he vowed to ignore due process and compared... Read more

  • From left to right; Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, Malaysia's Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai, and China's Minister of Transport Yang Chuantang speaks on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 during a join press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, July 22, 2016. Malaysia, Australia and China have agreed to suspend the search for Flight 370 once the current area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Search for Flight 370 Will Be Suspended, Possibly Forever

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia—The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the... Read more

  • Women play "Pokemon Go" in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, Friday, July 22, 2016.  The Japan launch of "Pokemon Go" on Friday included the game's first partnership with an outside company: fast-food giant McDonald's. About 400 McDonald's Japan outlets are "gyms," where players can battle on their smartphones. The other 2,500 are "Pokestops," where they can get items to play the game. The hope is, presumably, that they may also buy a Big Mac in the process.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Why the Pokemon-Mcdonald’s Deal in Japan Could Be Big

    TOKYO—The Japan launch of “Pokemon Go” on Friday included the game’s first partnership with an outside company: fast-food giant McDonald’s. About 400 McDonald’s Japan outlets... Read more

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives for an Eid al-Fitr open house event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 21, 2016.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Malaysia’s PM Says He’s Serious About Good Governance

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday he is serious about good governance and vowed to “fully cooperate” with a U.S. investigation into a $3.5... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 22, 2014 file photo, flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia.  The oceanographer who led American adventurer Blaine Gibson to Madagascar where he found a potential debris field from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet says drift modeling suggests that Flight 370 could have crashed north of the current search area. The comments comes after Gibson on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, handed Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur pieces of debris and personal belongings found on Madagascar beaches in June, which he suspects came from the jet that vanished with 239 people on board in 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Oceanographer Says Flight 370 Could Be North of Search Area

    CANBERRA, Australia—The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed... Read more

  • Jin-pen Tsau cooks a batch of tea eggs in her kitchen at Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan. (Photo by Monica Frim)

    86-year-old Taiwanese Businesswoman Unfazed by Decline in Tourism

    At age 86, Jin-Pen Tsau could be taken for a stereotypical Taiwanese matriarch. However, her wrinkled face and gnarled hands belie her sharp business acumen,... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners in Brisbane Square, on July 16, 2016. Practitioners are protesting against the communist regime’s killing of potentially hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens and pillaging their organs for profit. (Jern/NTD Television)

    The Skies Cry With Those Gathered in Brisbane Square

    BRISBANE, Australia—Certain days and events stay in our memories for many reasons, some joyful, others sad, but for Chinese families gathered in Brisbane Square on... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, July 18, 2016, underlines SoftBank's desire to expand in the Internet of Things, which refers to how almost anything these days has become a computer device that can connect online. SoftBank said ARM has a solid reputation as an innovator in the Internet of Things. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Japan’s Softbank to Acquire ARM of UK for $31 Billion

    TOKYO—Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, underlines SoftBank’s desire to expand... Read more

  • Pakistani fashion model Qandeel Baloch speaks during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 28, 2016. Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a Muslim cleric on social media, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday, July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/M. Jameel)

    Pakistani Model’s Brother Says He Killed Her for ‘Honor’

    MULTAN, Pakistan—The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her to death for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures... Read more

  • The Statistics Canada offices at Tunney's Pasture in Ottawa. The agency is considering seeking new powers that would make all of its surveys mandatory by default and force certain companies to hand over requested data. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    StatsCan Looks for Stronger Powers to Get Data From Citizens, Businesses

    OTTAWA—Statistics Canada is privately floating the idea of new powers that would make all of its surveys mandatory by default and force certain companies to... Read more

  • Premier Christy Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong discuss amendments regarding housing issues in Greater Vancouve during a press conference at the Victoria Legislature on July 25, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

    No Breaks From BC’s New Tax for Foreign Property Buyers, Minister Says

    VICTORIA—There will be no reprieve from a new tax on foreign buyers who have signed contracts to purchase homes in Metro Vancouver, B.C. Finance Minister... Read more

  • The logo for the Royal Bank of Canada on King Street West in Toronto. RBC and Citibank N.A. have agreed to give the federal revenue minister information related to accounts in the name of Cayman National Bank Ltd. to help the government crack down on Canadian tax evaders. (The Canadian Press/Eduardo Lima)

    Offshore Tax Evasion: Two Banks to Hand Over Canadian Files

    OTTAWA—The Trudeau government has won a round in its battle against offshore tax cheats. Two banks have agreed to give the federal revenue minister information... Read more

  • Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Feb. 25, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Tootoo Meets Constituents After Taking Time Off for Alcohol Addiction

    OTTAWA—Hunter Tootoo has been working through “deeply personal and private issues,” the ex-Liberal said Wednesday, July 27, as he resumed his MP duties following two... Read more

  • Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry during a visit to a museum inside the World War I Thiepval Monument in Thiepval, northern France, July 1st, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

    Canada in Brief, July 21-27

    William and Kate coming to Canada this fall OTTAWA—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pay a visit to Canada this fall, their second since... Read more

  • (L-R) Rev. Majed El Shafie of One Free World International, Ontario MPP Jack MacLaren, and former MP Hon. David Kilgour at a rally outside the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on July 20, 2016, to mark the 17th anniversary of the persecution against Falun Gong in China, launched by former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin on July 20, 1999. The three men spoke at the event and condemned the Chinese regime’s illegal persecution against the traditional spiritual practice as well as the state-led killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience for their organs in China. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    ‘Use Every Opportunity’ to Urge Beijing to End Organ Harvesting, Kilgour Tells Trudeau

    OTTAWA, Canada—As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to go to China in early September for the G20 summit, David Kilgour is calling on him for... Read more

  • Actor Tatiana Maslany in Toronto on March 6, 2014. "Orphan Black" star Maslany has often been called the hardest-working woman in television. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Tatiana Maslany, Samantha Bee Among Canadians Nominated for Emmys

    Tatiana Maslany, often regarded as the hardest-working woman in TV, was enjoying a rare chance to “be a homebody” while vacationing in Prague last week... Read more

  • Russian Olympic gold medalists Sergey Shubenkov, Yelena Isinbayeva, and Anna Chicherova attend a press conference in Moscow on Nov. 16, 2015. Findings of widespread doping in Russian sport could mean all Russian teams will be banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian Doping: Canadian Athletes React to Damning Report

    TORONTO—Members of the Canadian sport community are calling a new report that shows evidence of state-sponsored doping in Russian sport “hugely disappointing” and “devastating” for... Read more

  • A military transport plane sits on the tarmac of Taiping Island on March 23, 2016, after Taiwan flew international media to the island in a bid to reinforce its territorial claims in the disputed and increasingly tense region. Adding to Taiwan’s concerns is the impact a July 12 ruling by The Hague will have on its sovereignty over Taiping Island. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

    Taiwan Unhappy with International Court’s South China Sea Ruling

    The  recent ruling by The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration rejecting China’s territorial claims to islands in the South China Sea has not only sparked... Read more

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion during Question Period in the House of Commons on June 16, 2016. Dion has wiped the diplomatic slate clean of several high-profile appointments made by the previous Conservative government. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Tory Political Appointments Replaced in Major Diplomatic Shuffle

    OTTAWA—A major shuffle of the top ranks of Canada’s foreign service has seen the replacement of several high-profile political appointments made by the previous Conservative... Read more

  • Syrian women crocheting at a refugee camp in Islahiye, southeastern Turkey on March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Delays in Refugee Arrivals From Turkey Likely in Wake of Attempted Coup

    OTTAWA—Delays in the resettlement of Syrian refugees from Turkey to Canada are likely to grow even longer after a failed coup attempted there last week... Read more

  • Jeff Powers, assistant manager at Rock Candy Boutique, puts up a sign encouraging Pokemon Go players to play inside the store in Halifax on July 19, 2016.  (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Pokemon Go: Canadian Businesses Try to Capitalize on the Craze

    TORONTO—The Pokemon Go sign directing people to the front door of Rock Candy Boutique in Halifax has only been up for a week, but Jeff... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media following a child care benefit announcement on July 20, in Aylmer, Que. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, July 14-20

    Trudeau preoccupied with Turkey’s coup response, urges respect for democracy OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has told Turkey to respect the rule of law... Read more

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    Police Called on Black Canadian Reading in his Parked Car

    A black Canadian would like to send the message that racial profiling isn’t limited to just the United States.  Louizandre Dauphin, a resident of Bathurst in... Read more

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    Body of Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Taliyah Marsman Likely Found, Say Police

    The search for missing 5-year-old Canadian girl has been called off, police in Calgary say. A body, believed to be that of Taliyah Leigh Marsman,... Read more

  • Calgary Police have issued an AMBER Alert for Taliyah Leigh MARSMAN and need to locate her immediately. (Calgary Police Service)

    Amber Alert: Man Taken Into Custody In Case of Missing Canadian Girl

    Officers have taken a man into custody who might have been involved in the disappearance of 5-year-old Canadian girl Taliyah Leigh Marsman. The Calgary Police... Read more

  • Rob Cunningham, senior policy advisor for the Canadian Cancer Society, holds up a proposed standardized cigarette package in Ottawa on May 27, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Uruguay’s Tobacco Victory Encourages Canada’s Plain Pack Proponents

    OTTAWA—Canada’s efforts to force tobacco manufacturers to use plain packaging will get a boost from a recent decision on similar measures in Uruguay, health advocates... Read more

  • Conservative MP Tony Clement during a rally in Mississauga, Ont., to announce his candidacy for the leadership of the federal Conservative party on July 12, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Canada’s Conservative Leadership Race: Who’s In, Who’s Out, Who’s Waffling

    OTTAWA—Conservative MP Tony Clement launched his bid for the leadership of his party July 12. Here’s a look at who else is in, who’s out,... Read more

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Arif Virani speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Dec. 10, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Washington Briefing Told of Canada’s ‘Overwhelmingly’ Positive Refugee Response

    WASHINGTON—A Canadian politician offered a positive view of the country’s experiences with Syrian refugees during a July 11 briefing session south of the border, where... Read more

  • RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson arrives at the Senate Defence committee in Ottawa on May 2, 2016. At the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting this week, Paulson said the RCMP will work to improve relations with indigenous people. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Mounties Committed to Reconciliation With Indigenous People: Paulson

    OTTAWA—The RCMP needs to work in partnership with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples in order to improve relations between the force and the country’s indigenous communities, commissioner... Read more

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    German Police Arrest 5 After Alleged Gunman Enters Cologne Office: Reports

    Police in Germany are hunting an alleged gunman at an unemployment office in Cologne on Thursday. A staff member hit the panic alarm after feeling... Read more

  • Pope Francis is helped by Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Mons. Guido Marini as he stumbles on the altar as he celebrates a mass in Czestochowa, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground as he was coming to an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland’s holiest shrine of Jasna Gora. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope Francis Misses Step, Falls During Mass

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  • FILE - In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 file photo, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visits the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Shoigu said Thursday, July 28, 2016, Moscow is sending a top general and experts to Geneva at request of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the crisis surrounding the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP, File)

    Russia Announces Humanitarian Operation in Aleppo

    MOSCOW—Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to... Read more

  • A woman walks past a branch of the British bank Lloyds in London on October 22, 2015. (NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lloyds Cuts 3,000 Jobs as Brexit Fears Take Shape

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  • Policemen stand guard as people arrive at Sacre Coeur basilica in Marseille to attend a Mass in tribute to the priest Jacques Hamel, killed on July 26 in a church of Saint Etienne du Rouvray during a hostage-taking claimed by Islamic State group. (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

    French ID Second Church Attacker, Warning 4 Days Earlier

    PARIS—The second man who attacked a Normandy church during a morning Mass this week, slitting the throat of the elderly priest, is a 19-year-old Frenchman... Read more

  • Police officers prevent the access to the church where an hostage taking left a priest dead the day before in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    New Details of France Church Attack as Hostage Speaks

    PARIS—More horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church even as the country’s main religious leaders sent a message of unity... Read more

  • A large explosion was reported at migration office in Zirndorf, Germany, on Wednesday, according to German media reports. (Google Maps)

    ‘Explosion’ Reported Near Zirndorf, Germany, Migration Office

    A large explosion was reported near a reception center at a migration office in Zirndorf, Germany, on Wednesday, according to German media reports. The blast took... Read more

  • Police officers stand on a building roof overlooking a 'Republic and Democracy Rally' at Taksim square in central Istanbul, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Turkey Orders 47 Newspaper Journalists, Executives Detained

    ANKARA, Turkey—Authorities on Wednesday issued warrants for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists of Zaman newspaper, allegedly associated with the U.S.-based Muslim... Read more

  • Riot police secure a police station, which is being hold by an armed group, in Yerevan, Armenia, early Wednesday, July 27, 2016. A spokesman for Armenia's police says two of the gunmen who have been holding a police station in the capital for more than a week have surrendered after an exchange of gunfire. Police spokesman Ashot Arahonyan says on Facebook that the gunfire began before dawn on Wednesday. (Vahan Stepanyan/PAN Photo via AP)

    Gunmen in Armenia Take Paramedics Hostage

    YEREVAN, Armenia—Police in Armenia say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage after they... Read more

  • In this grab made from video, police officers speak to a driver as they close off a road during a hostage situation in Normandy, France, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday, killing one hostage by slitting their throat before being killed by police, a security official said. The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack are unclear, according to the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named. (BFM via AP)

    ISIS Supporters Kill 84-Year-Old Priest in France Church Attack

    The ISIS terrorist group has confirmed two members loyal to the group carried out an attack on a church in the northern French town of... Read more

  • A police officer walks in front of the Benjamin-Franklin Hospital in the southwestern district of Steglitz in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. German police say a patient has apparently shot at a doctor and killed himself at a hospital in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Man Fatally Shoots Doctor at Berlin Hospital

    BERLIN  — Officials say a man has shot dead a doctor before killing himself at a Berlin hospital. The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday... Read more

  • Police officers stand on a building roof overlooking a 'Republic and Democracy Rally' at Taksim square in central Istanbul, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Report: Turkey Issues Warrants for 42 Journalists

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish authorities issued warrants on Monday for the detention of 42 journalists and detained 31 academics, official media reported, as the government pressed ahead... Read more

  • Special police officers arrive at the scene after an explosion occurred in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016. Bavaria's top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum. (Friebe/dpa via AP)

    Germany: Syrian Asylum Seeker Blows Himself Up, Wounding 12

    ANSBACH, Germany—A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany... Read more

  • GERMANY OUT - In this image taken from video fire trucks and ambulances stand in the city center of Ansbach near Nuremberg, southern Germany, Monday morning, July 25, 2016, after a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 others. (News5 via AP)

    Man, Likely Attacker, Dies in Explosion in Germany: Officials

    BERLIN — Police in the southern German city of Ansbach said Monday a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be... Read more

  • In this grab taken from video, police arrest a man in Reutilingen, Germany, Sunday, July 24, 2016. A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others Sunday outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested. Police said there were no indications pointing to terrorism. (NONSTOP NEWS via AP)

    Syrian Man Kills Woman With Machete in Germany, Is Arrested

    BERLIN  — A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others Sunday outside a bus station in the southwestern German city... Read more

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    Explosion Reported at Restaurant in Ansbach, Germany

    A large explosion has been reported in Ansbach, Germany, on Sunday, German media reports said. At least 10 people were injured. Michael Konrad, a Nuremberg police spokesman,... Read more

  • Policemen arrive at a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016.  (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

    Germany Mass Shooter Was Bullied Loner, Planned Attack for a Year

    MUNICH—The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing “killer” video games in his bedroom, a victim of... Read more

  • At least one person was killed and another two were injured during an attack in the German town of Reutlingen on Sunday. (Google Maps)

    Machete Attack in Germany Kills 1, Injures 2

    At least one person was killed and another two were injured during an attack in the German town of Reutlingen on Sunday, according to local... Read more

  • A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage. (Kapitalis via AP)

    Dancing, Drugs, Extremism: Multiple Lives of Nice Attacker

    PARIS—A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept... Read more

  • People mourn beside the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead two days ago in Munich, Germany, on July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Authorities: Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a Year

    MUNICH—The teenager behind Friday’s deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

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    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

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    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

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    Indian Teen Dies After Shooting Himself While Taking Selfie

    #RamandeepSingh, 15, Accidentally Shoots Self Dead Taking #Selfie In #Pathankot, #Punjab https://t.co/qJ3eTuB8yw pic.twitter.com/9RLu0Rl6a1 — UJReview (@UJReview) May 2, 2016 A 15-year old teenager in India... Read more

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    Indian Father Went to Extreme Measures to Punish Teen Who Allegedly Abused His Baby Daughter

    An Indian father cut off the hands of a teen who allegedly sexually abused his baby daughter. The 17-year-old was accused of assaulting a seven-month-old infant... Read more

  • Indian nurses care for newly born babies at the maternity ward of a hospital on the eve of World Population Day, in Guwahati on July 10, 2014.  World Population Day, which was established by the United Nations Development Programme in 1989 and is observed annually, seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Police Uncover ‘Baby Farm’ Where Unwanted Infants Were Sold and Swapped: Report

    Police in India have discovered a “baby farm” in India where unwanted babies are sold or traded. Authorities said that staff at the Palash Hospital... Read more

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    Video: Children Climb Down Dangerous Wells to Fetch Water After Drought Hits India

    India is facing a severe water crisis and village children are finding extreme ways to fetch water. A video shows children climbing down the steep... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, take a tour of Gandhi Smriti, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948, in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 11, 2016.(Saurabh Das/ Pool Photo via AP)

    Prince William, Wife Kate Pay Respect to Gandhi in India

    NEW DELHI—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi on Monday and met with young entrepreneurs in... Read more

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    93-Year-Old Indian ‘Uncle’ Gets to Meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Thanks to the Internet

    A 93-year-old Indian entrepreneur earned a meeting with Prince William and Kate Middleton after sweeping the Internet with his invitation to the royal couple. Boman... Read more

  • Clockwise (L–R): Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, Ameenah Gurib,  Atifete Jahjaga, Julia Gillard, Tarja Halonen, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are some of the women leaders throughout the world. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images; KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images; Sean Gallup/Getty Images; John Moore/Getty Images; FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images; John Moore/Getty Images)

    18 Women Who Have Already Ruled Nations

    Hillary Clinton became part of American history as the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party on July 26. While... Read more

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference in Berlin Thursday, July 28, 2016 . Chancellor Angela Merkel says the fact that two men who came to Germany as refugees carried out attacks claimed by the Islamic State group "mocks the country that took them in." Merkel pledged at a news conference to do everything to clear up the "barbaric acts," find out who was behind them and bring them to justice. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Merkel: Germany ‘Will Manage’ Challenge After Attacks

    BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Thursday to do “everything humanly possible” to keep Germany safe following a string of attacks—including two carried out by asylum-seekers and... Read more

  • Supporters of the Republican People's Party, or CHP, wave Turkish flags during a 'Republic and Democracy Rally' at Taksim square in central Istanbul, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Turkey, Once Touted as Regional Model, Is Mired in Tension

    ISTANBUL—Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in... Read more

  • Police officers securing the Stachus hotel talk to residents after a shooting was reported there in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016.  (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)

    Germany: 15-Year-Old Suspected of Planning Rampage Arrested

    BERLIN—German authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy who they suspect of having planned a rampage and also believe was in contact with a teenager who... Read more

  • GERMANY OUT - Police officers walk past a wall with a peace dove on a banner at the site of the attack in Ansbach, Germany,Tuesday July 26, 2016.  In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker set off a backpack laden with explosives and shrapnel Sunday night after being refused entry to a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, killing himself and wounding 15 people.  (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)

    Minister: Bavaria Bomber in Online Chat Before Attack

    BERLIN—A 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up at a bar in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified... Read more

  • North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, attends the 23rd Asean Regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    North Korea Warns US of ‘Terrifying Price’ Over Nuke Tensions

      VIENTIANE, Laos—North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday that it will pay a “terrifying price” if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions,... Read more

  • A female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Jan. 18. (AP/Andre Penner)

    The Olympics Won’t Spread Zika Around the World

    The opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are just days away. But this year, fears of Zika have cast a shadow... Read more

  • Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the 6th East Asia Summit Foreign Minister's meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Kerry: Progress With Russia on Syria Despite Military Doubts

    VIENTIANE, Laos—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress is being made with Russia on a potential military partnership that could strengthen a faltering truce... Read more

  • With Sugar Loaf mountain in the background a soldier patrols near Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Security has emerged as the top concern during the Olympics, that will kickoff on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazil Police Arrest Last Suspect in Olympics Terrorism Case

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the ISIS terrorist group who allegedly discussed attacking the... Read more

  • Malaysia Airlines plane prepares to land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Search for MH370 Might be Suspended Forever

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia  — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely... Read more

  • Special police forces prepare to search a shopping centre in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016 after several people were killed in a shooting. (AP Photo/Sebastian Widmann)

    9 Killed in ‘Act of Terrorism’ at Mall in Germany

    MUNICH—A gunman opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald’s Friday night, killing nine people and wounding at least 10 others... Read more

  • France's President Francois Hollande, centre, greets Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    British PM Reassures France on Defense Ties After EU Exit

    PARIS—British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with France following the deadly truck attack in Nice and gave reassurances that... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo, a Turkish police officer scans the area from a platform, backdropped by posters of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, left, and Turkey's current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, during a political rally of AKP, The Justice and Development Party in Istanbul. Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday July 22, 2016 to endorse sweeping new powers for Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of July 15 failed coup. The 550-member parliament is set to approve Erdogan's request for a three-month state of emergency. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

    Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New Powers

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey will be able to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a three-month state of emergency approved Thursday... Read more

  • This undated image made available in the ISIS' English-language magazine Dabiq shows Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud. (Militant Photo via AP)

    US-backed Syrian Fighters Give ISIS 48 Hours to Leave Town

    BEIRUT—U.S.-backed Syrian fighters on Thursday gave ISIS 48 hours to leave an encircled town near the Turkish border without a fight, a last-ditch effort to... Read more

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    UN: 2016 on Track to Be Hottest Year on Record

    UNITED NATIONS—The first six months of this year have continued to shatter global heat records, putting 2016 on track to be the Earth’s hottest year... Read more

  • Tahar, center, the father of Kylan Mejri, is comforted by relatives after carrying the coffin of his 4-year-old son at the ar-Rahma mosque in the eastern Nice suburb of Ariane, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, killed in Thursday's truck attack. Tahar's wife Olfa Kalfallah, 31, was also killed. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    France: Truck Attacker Had Accomplices, Planned for Months

    PARIS—The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris... Read more

  • Refugees, some of whom come from Syria, and their supporters demonstrate with posters written with 'we love peace' , right, and 'they aren't acting in my name' in downtown Wuerzburg, Germany, Wednesday July 20, 2016. They are responding to the attack by a suspected Afghan refugee who attacked and critically injured passengers with an axe and knife in a regional train near Wuerzburg, (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    Ax Attack on Train Revives Debate Over Refugees in Germany

    BERLIN—A bloody rampage by an ax-and-knife wielding Afghan refugee has revived concerns in Germany about the country’s ability to cope with an influx of migrants... Read more

  • President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi, left, is on his way to a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2016, after a meeting of the governing council.  At right vice president Vitor Constancio. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    ECB Ready to Help Eurozone Further If Brexit Hurts Economy

    FRANKFURT, Germany—The European Central Bank says it’s ready to give the eurozone a further dose of stimulus if Britain’s vote to leave the European Union... Read more

  • Russia's Olga Kaniskina crosses the finish line to win the Women's 20km Race Walk at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Aug. 31, 2011.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

    Russian Track and Field Athletes Lose Appeal Over Ban From Rio Olympics

    A sports court rejected an appeal filed by The Russian Olympic Committee and 67 of its 68 banned track and field athletes on July 21. The... Read more

  • US Vice-President Joe Biden and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key shake hands at Government House on July 21, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Biden is visiting New Zealand on a two day trip which includes meetings community and business leaders, a visit to Government House and a wreath laying ceremony at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

    New Zealand Invite to US Navy Marks End to Nuclear Stalemate

    SYDNEY—Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. had accepted an invitation to send a Navy ship to New Zealand for the first time... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians inspect damages after deadly twin bombings struck the town of Qamishli, Syria, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The bombings struck a crowd in the predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. State-run TV said a truck loaded with large quantities of explosives blew up on the western edge of the town of Qamishli, followed by an explosives-packed motorcycle few minutes later in the same area. (SANA via AP)

    ISIS Says It’s Behind Attack That Killed 44 in Northern Syria

    DAMASCUS, Syria—A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria’s... Read more

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    2 Middle East Locations Hit 129 Degrees F—Hottest Ever in Eastern Hemisphere

    GENEVA — The U.N. weather agency says it suspects a 54-degree Celsius (129.2 Fahrenheit) temperature recorded in Kuwait has set a record for the eastern hemisphere... Read more

  • Smoke billows from an ISIS terrorist group position following an air strike by Syrian pro-government forces in Aleppo's eastern countryside on Jan. 24, 2016. (George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Central Command Denies ISIS Claim American Warplane Was Shot Down

    The Pentagon denied claims from the ISIS terrorist group that it shot down an American warplane in Iraq on July 25. On Monday afternoon, ISIS... Read more

  • Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a bomb in Kadhimiyah district, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 24, 2016. A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing and wounding people, Iraqi officials said. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)

    Iraq: Suicide Car Bomber Hits Checkpoint, Killing 14 People

    BAGHDAD—A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint outside a Shiite town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi... Read more

  • A Turkish flag flies near the Bosporus strait prior to the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Turkey Investigating People Who Say Coup Attempt Was Hoax

    ISTANBUL—Turkish prosecutors are investigating people who have alleged on social media that a July 15 coup attempt was a hoax carried out by the government,... Read more

  • A Syrian man reacts as rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Intense Airstrikes in Syria Aleppo Province Hit Clinics

    BEIRUT—Government air raids struck five medical clinics Sunday in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks, Syrian opposition activists said... Read more

  • Thousands of demonstrators march towards the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2016. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

    ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest Kills 80 People, Wounds Hundreds

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least... Read more

  • A woman poses next to a poster of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a pro-Erdogan rally in Taksim Square in Istanbul on July 22, 2016. Turkey detained 283 members of the presidential guard of Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the failed military coup attempt of July 15. The guard are members of the special forces regiment stationed at the presidential palace in Ankara. There are at least 2,500 members, according to local media. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

    Turkey Seizes Over 2,250 Institutions in Post-Coup Crackdown

    ISTANBUL—In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and... Read more

  • A freshly-dug trench on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, on July 22, 2016. (AP photo via AP video)

    Iraq Digs Security Trench Around Fallujah

    BAGHDAD—The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State (ISIS) last month: It is digging... Read more

  • More than 250,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are out of school, despite efforts by the government and donors, Human Rights Watch said calling it an "immediate crisis." (HASSAN JARRAH/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Crisis’ in Lebanon for Syrian Children out of School

    Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life – to be able to go back to school... Read more

  • The Ahwar area in the southern Maysan province – also known as the Iraqi Marshlands – is one of the world's largest inland delta systems. Once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein,
UNESCO has named the area as a World Heritage Site. (HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

    UNESCO has named Iraqi marshlands once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein as a World Heritage Site, a bright spot for a country where jihadists have... Read more

  • Pro-government supporters wave a Turkish flag as they protest on Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge, late Thursday, July 21, 2016. Turkish lawmakers approved a three-month state of emergency, endorsing new powers for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown that has already included mass arrests and the closure of hundreds of schools, in the wake of the July 15 failed coup. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Turkish City Streets Are Calm After Emergency Declaration

    ISTANBUL—The streets of Turkey’s major cities were calm Friday, a day after Turkish lawmakers responded to an attempted coup by approving a three-month state of... Read more

  • FILE-Saudis clog a market in the Red Sea city of Jeddah as they rush to buy vegetables and fruits on August 31, 2008 one day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan. (Omar Salem/AFP/Getty Images)

    State Department Warns Americans in Saudi Arabia About ‘Potential, Imminent Threat’

    The State Department issued a security alert for U.S. citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 21. “The United States Embassy has received reports of... Read more

  • Sellers wait for customers as they look at their phones in central Istanbul, Monday, July 18, 2016. Warplanes patrolled Turkey's skies days after a failed coup, officials said Monday, in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against the government was not yet over. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    What the Failed Coup Means for Democracy in Turkey

    The Turkish government’s crackdown on alleged plotters and government opponents since July 15’s failed coup attempt has been swift and far-reaching. Within five days, the government fired more... Read more

  • Turkish special forces policemen walk in front of their damaged base, which was attacked by the Turkish warplanes during the failed military coup last Friday, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The violence surrounding the Friday night coup attempt claimed the lives of 208 government supporters and 24 coup plotters, according to the government. Turkey says Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric, was behind the coup and has demanded his extradition. Gulen has denied any knowledge of the failed coup. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Turkish Jets Strike Rebels in Iraq Following Failed Coup

    ANKARA, Turkey—Days after a failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s jets carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing some... Read more

  • This file photo, shows the interior of the Arak heavy water production facility in Arak, 360 kms southwest of Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Fars News Agancy, File)

    Iran’s FM Extolls Country’s Ability to Restore Nuke Program

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iran’s foreign minister is extolling the country’s ability to bring its nuclear program back on track as limits on the 15-year accord ease in... Read more

  • Protesters hold Turkish flags as they gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Turkish F-16s Patrol Skies Days After Failed Coup

    ANKARA, Turkey—Warplanes patrolled Turkey’s skies days after a failed coup, officials said Monday, in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against the government... Read more

  • A man walks next to destroyed cars outside the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ali Unal)

    US Embassy Warns of Possible Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

    The U.S. Embassy in Turkey issued a series of security warnings after a July 15 coup attempt that threw the country into turmoil. The embassy told American citizens... Read more

  • An anti-government protester stands in front of riot police while photographing other demonstrators in Manama, Bahrain, on Jan. 18, 2012. Local media in Bahrain are reporting that a court has ordered the country's main Shiite opposition group to be dissolved. The order against Al-Wefaq follows an intensified crackdown on dissent in the Sunni-ruled island kingdom, which is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Reports: Bahrain Court Orders Main Shiite Party Dissolved

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A court in Bahrain ordered the country’s main Shiite opposition group to be dissolved on Sunday, local media reported, deepening a crackdown... Read more

  • A Syrian civil defence worker carries the body of a child following reported airstrikes on July 17, 2016 in the rebel-controlled neighborhood of Maysar in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syrian Troops Besiege Rebel-Held Parts of Aleppo

    BEIRUT—Syrian government forces closed the only road leading into and out of rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, besieging hundreds of... Read more

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