Maya Alleruzzo, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 28th - 1:06pm
Gunfire echoes through the pockmarked streets as Maj. Ihab Jalil al-Aboudi's soldiers fight block by block for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, occasionally pausing to help terrified families flee to safety across the rubble.
Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security are finalizing criteria that visitors from six mostly Muslim must meet to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban. The White House deliberations come as U.S. embassies and consulates await instructions later Wednesday on how to implement this week's Supreme Court order that partially reinstated the ban after it was blocked by lower courts.
The deputy interior minister of Libya's internationally recognized government says a U.N. convoy was attacked by bandits on the road from Tunis to Tripoli, and that two U.N. staffers were briefly detained.
Italy's ruling center-left Democratic Party is picking up the pieces after a weekend drubbing in local elections while former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is basking in his latest political rebound and an alliance with an anti-immigrant right-wing party.
Kathy Gannon, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 28th - 10:16am
Battered by bombings that have killed scores of people, Pakistan's Shiite Muslims on Wednesday took their protests to the Pakistani capital. Meanwhile in the majority Shiite Kurram tribal region, thousands of residents have been staging daily sit-ins.
Jim Gomez, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 28th - 9:27am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assured troops on Wednesday that he would protect them from any legal action if they accidently kill civilians while battling militants who have besieged a southern city.
Fares Akram, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 28th - 9:27am
Hamas has begun work on a buffer zone along Gaza's border with Egypt, the Islamic militant group said Wednesday, as part of an effort to assure Cairo that it's serious about preventing the cross-border flow of weapons and militants.
Rival sides in Cyprus' decades-old dispute have exchanged some "creative ideas" on bridging differences over future security arrangements that could help reunify the east Mediterranean island, United Nations officials said Wednesday.
Slamet Riyadi, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 28th - 8:56am
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family wrapped up a five-day vacation on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday during a nostalgic trip to the country where Obama lived for several years as a child.