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The Latest: Russia says US boycott would help 'terrorists'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

UN impotent before Syria war crimes

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U.N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes."

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career.

Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre's 75th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:23pm

Ukraine on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II.

Egyptian court blocks cancellation of islands transfer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

An Egyptian court has blocked the cancellation of an Egyptian-Saudi pact under which Cairo will transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Riyadh.

Car bomb explodes near home of Egyptian judicial official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

An Egyptian security official says a car bomb exploded near the home of a senior assistant to the country's prosecutor general.

The Latest: Bill Clinton, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):

India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

Southern Caribbean braces for brush with Hurricane Matthew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:12pm

People in the Dutch Caribbean islands reinforced their homes and stocked up on emergency supplies Thursday as Hurricane Matthew took a rare course through the Southern Caribbean.

Catalan parliament debates new proposal for secession vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

Catalan regional lawmakers are debating regional President Carles Puigdemont's latest promise to hold another independence referendum next September with or without agreement from Spain.

Report: Car crash in Iran kills 14 illegal Afghan migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a crash in southeastern Iran has killed 14 illegal Afghan migrants and injured 11 others.

British royal kids make rare appearance in Canada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:01pm

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have made their second appearance of the royal tour, taking part in a children's party with Prince William and Kate.

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday:

Israel's Supreme Court rejects former PM Olmert's appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

Israel's imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces an additional eight months behind bars after the country's Supreme Court rejected an appeal.

UN rights council seeks greater monitoring of Yemen abuses

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:32pm

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution calling for greater U.N. monitoring of rights abuses in war-torn Yemen, while shrugging off calls from the U.N. human rights chief and others for an independent investigation of abuses.

Russia accuses US of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:12pm

Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.

A look at some of Israel's prime ministers

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:04pm

Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel's 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who is in prison after a bribery conviction; and Ehud Barak, who appears to be plotting a comeback.

Arab responses to 9/11 bill point to US interventions abroad

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:31am

A bill passed by Congress allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government has prompted reactions of outrage and ridicule among some in the Arab world. Many critics say the bill reinforces a long-held perception in the Middle East that the U.S. only demands justice for its own victims of terrorism, despite decades of controversial U.S. interventions around the world.

Russia accuses US of siding with 'terrorists' in Syria

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:13am

Russian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with "terrorists" in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.