Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 8:00am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected proposals Wednesday for him to declare a state of emergency on a violent southern island to more rapidly defeat Abu Sayyaf extremists, who killed 15 soldiers in his government's largest single-day combat loss so far.
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 6:40am
The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group has announced.
Ciaran Giles, Associated Press | Posted Aug 31st - 4:51am
Spain's opposition Socialist leader is vowing that his party will vote against conservative Mariano Rajoy's bid to form a government Wednesday — a move that will likely torpedo chances of breaking Spain's political deadlock anytime soon.