Mirwais Khan, Associated Press | Posted Jul 30th - 2:20am
An important district in Afghanistan's southern poppy-growing province of Helmand has fallen to Taliban control after heavy fighting that killed or wounded up to 20 police officers, an official said on Saturday.
A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country's best-known political figures to stand trial.
Suzan Fraser and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press | Posted Jul 29th - 3:21pm
Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies.
Security forces on Friday wounded three more of the armed members of an opposition group who have been barricaded inside a police station in the Armenian capital for nearly two weeks, and riot police later used stun grenades to break up a demonstration in support of the opposition gunmen.
Jamey Keaten and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Jul 29th - 1:41pm
The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of humanitarian corridors around Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners, issuing a gentle snub to Moscow, which had made the proposal a day earlier as pro-government troops tightened their encirclement of rebel-held parts of the northern Syrian city.
Alex Turnbull and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press | Posted Jul 29th - 1:30pm
Muslims and Catholics joined in Friday prayers at the mosque in the Normandy town where an elderly priest was slain this week, with one imam chastising the extremists as non-Muslims who are "not part of civilization."