Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 12:40pm
Pressure is building for the United Nations to condemn Syria over the use of chemical weapons as the Security Council prepares to discuss a report by weapons inspectors that found the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons on at least two occasions and is suspected of deploying them in at least three other instances.
Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 11:52am
An Italian bishop issued a sharp critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.
Josef Federman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 11:43am
The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.
Michelle Faul, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 10:31am
Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria's largest city as the government investigates the theft of food aid by officials.
Susannah George and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 10:10am
The air base that Iraqi forces hope to use as a staging area to take Mosul back from the Islamic State group was almost completely destroyed by the retreating militants, raising new doubts over whether the long-awaited operation will begin this year.
Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 10:00am
Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.