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Navy SEAL killed in Iraq attack by Islamic State group

BAGHDAD — An American serviceman killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group has been identified as a Navy SEAL. Continue reading...

Kerry looking for deal to mend Syrian truce

‘Several proposals’ on table, he says

Subscriber onlyGENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, even as attacks continued in the city of Aleppo. Continue reading...

Car bombing kills 18 in Baghdad

ISIS claims attack on Shiites honoring 8th-century imam

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- An explosives-laden car detonated Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said. Continue reading...

Afghan forces fight Taliban at key road

Goal to ease provincial capital’s siege

Subscriber onlyKANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces began a push to break the Taliban's hold on a crucial southern highway through Uruzgan province, officials said Monday, hoping to ease the insurgents' intensifying siege of the province's capital. Continue reading...

India wildfires threaten resorts, tiger reserves

Subscriber onlyLUCKNOW, India -- Wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks burned through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves. Continue reading...

The World in Brief

Subscriber onlyReturn to Bay of Pigs, Iranian tells U.S. Continue reading...

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva

GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo. Continue reading...

Iraqi demonstrators disband

Protest in Green Zone ends; ISIS car bombs kill 31

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State militant group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days -- a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people. Continue reading...

Militants release 10 Indonesian crewmen

Subscriber onlyMANILA, Philippines -- Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday. Continue reading...

Agency shifts focus on chemical threat

Subscriber onlyTHE HAGUE, Netherlands -- With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria. Continue reading...

Jamaica reports 2 from U.S. slain

Subscriber onlyKINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Sunday that two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime. Continue reading...

Fighting subsides over much of Syria

Cease-fire around Damascus extended

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Syria's military extended a unilateral cease-fire around the capital city of Damascus for another 24 hours on Sunday, as relative calm set in across much of the country after days of heavy fighting concentrated in the northern city of Aleppo. Continue reading...

N. Koreans to rally for Kim

First congress in 36 years a show of unity, official says

Subscriber onlyTOKYO -- North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un. Continue reading...

Turkey blasts target police stations

2 car bombs kill 3, injure 48; anti-terror raids net 4 suspects

Subscriber onlyANKARA, Turkey -- A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency. Continue reading...

Egypt police block workers' assembly

Subscriber onlyCAIRO -- Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers' Day on Sunday, while independent trade union leaders urged the government to allow them freedom of assembly. Continue reading...

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