Iran's Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained members of a group linked to the Islamic State group it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country.
Dean Heller of Nevada has become the fifth Republican senator to declare his opposition to the current GOP health overhaul plan that's intended to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health law. There are now five Republican senators opposing the legislation, though they remain open to possible changes in the bill. But five is enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump _ unless some of them can be brought aboard.
Riaz Khan, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 9:53am
The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan to 85, with several others in critical condition, officials said.
The Philippine military on Saturday declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 9:35am
Two giant pandas — Meng Meng and Jiao Qing — received a celebrity welcome Saturday in Berlin from the German capital's mayor and the Chinese ambassador after they safely weathered a long flight from China.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 9:15am
Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.
Adam Schreck, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 8:42am
A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands.