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Iran's president urges transparency in Saudi embassy trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:30am

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called for "transparency" in the upcoming trial of 48 suspects who stormed Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran in January.

Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrike has killed 25

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:20am

Yemeni security officials say an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in the southern province of Taiz has killed 25 people — 15 fighters and 10 civilians.

Car bomb attack targeting Turkish police vehicle wounds 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:10am

Turkey's state-run news agency says eight people have been injured in a car bomb attack targeting a police vehicle in southeast Turkey.

Bahrain police arrests people for 'misusing social media'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:00am

Police in Bahrain say they have made a series of arrests over people "misusing social media" amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent in the tiny island kingdom.

Lebanese TV presenter deported from Egypt arrives in Beirut

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:30am

A prominent Lebanese journalist who hosted a talk show on Egypt's private ONTV critical of the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after authorities in Cairo briefly detained her and then deported her, her lawyer said.

EU lawmakers to press UK for quick exit ahead of summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:20am

European Union lawmakers are meeting in emergency session to discuss the U.K.'s unprecedented vote to leave the EU, set to call for Britain to trigger the exit process immediately.

US first lady, daughters, promote girls' learning in Morocco

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:01am

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama was visiting Morocco to promote education for girls in the North African kingdom, where only 36 percent of girls continue school beyond the primary level.

Lebanese army detains 103 Syrians in wake of border bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:40am

Lebanon's army says it has detained over 100 Syrians for illegal entry into the country, following a series of bombings the previous day that shook a village near the border with Syria.

Gaza's Hamas rulers thank Turkey after its deal with Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:50am

Gaza's Hamas rulers have thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support following a reconciliation pact with Israel that Ankara says will help alleviate hardships in the isolated coastal strip.

France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 11:00pm

French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.

Michelle Obama, daughters in Africa to push girls' education

Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 8:11pm

First lady Michelle Obama visited a leadership camp for girls in Liberia to launch her latest Africa visit Monday, urging the teens in one of the world's poorest countries to keep fighting to stay in school.

UN report: Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:41pm

The U.N. children's agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes between now and 2030 if all countries don't accelerate action to improve health and education for the most disadvantaged.

Colombian army says 17 dead in crash of military helicopter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:41pm

All 17 people aboard a military helicopter that crashed in a mountainous area over the weekend were found dead when searchers reached the site in western Colombia, the army said Monday.

Quake hits southern Mexico, sways tall buildings in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:51pm

A strong earthquake struck in southern Mexico on Monday afternoon, but there were no reports of injuries or significant damage.

Explosives kill 2 suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 4:50pm

Residents say two suicide bombers have exploded prematurely in Nigeria's northeastern Maiduguri city, killing themselves and no one else.

Attack west of Baghdad kills 14, wounds 32

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:41pm

Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeting a Sunni mosque west of Baghdad killed 14 and wounded 32 Monday night.

More blasts in Lebanese village hit by deadly bombings

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:11pm

A series of suicide bombings and other attacks, including one outside a church, rocked a mainly Christian Lebanese village near the Syrian border on Monday, killing five people and wounding nearly 30, officials and witnesses said.

Earthquake causes buildings to sway in Mexico City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 3:01pm

Earthquake causes buildings to sway in Mexico City.

Israeli, Turkish leaders look to gain from reconciliation

Josef Federman and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 2:31pm

Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact Monday that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the once-close Mideast powers.