Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 5:32pm
The U.N. Security Council warned Tuesday that violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict "that none of the parties or the region can afford."
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 3:32pm
Impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on corruption in the ranks of Brazil's lawmakers. Watchdog groups say about 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or are facing corruption charges, including the three men in line to replace Rousseff if she is removed from office.
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 2:42pm
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 announced Tuesday.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 2:30pm
United Nations diplomats are considering whether to sanction Syria over the use of chemical weapons after inspectors determined that government forces deployed them on at least two occasions in violation of international law.
Sarah El Deeb and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 1:51pm
Clashes between Turkey's military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State group from northern Syria.
Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 12:51pm
An Italian bishop issued a veiled 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.
Pedro Servin, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 12:40pm
Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.
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.