Carley Petesch, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 1:21pm
Gambia's president-elect said Saturday that the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country.
The coalition chairman of Benjamin Netanyahu's government angered Israel's Arab minority on Saturday by saying he would rather they didn't vote, in comments reminiscent of those made by the prime minister last year.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 12:00pm
Italy's president promised Saturday he'll decide "in the next hours" about who to tap as the next premier, saying the country needs a new government as soon as possible to tackle problems, like troubled banks and quake-struck towns needing reconstruction.
Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has re-entered the historic city of Palmyra (pahl-MEER'-uh) in central Syria, nine months after they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces in a highly publicized campaign.
Susannah George, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 9:53am
Reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city, according to an Iraqi commander.