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Saudi Arabia reports soldier killed near border with Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:32am

Saudi Arabia says a soldier was killed near the country's southern border with Yemen, where the kingdom has been at war against Houthi rebels for four and a half years.

Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:08am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved.

Zapatista rebels extend control over areas in south Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:07am

Mexico's Zapatista indigenous rebel group announced that it is extending its control over so-called "autonomous" zones to 11 more areas in the southern state of Chiapas.

Venezuelan man makes 'one-legged' trek across South America

Manuel Rueda and Lujan Agusti, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:59am

A Venezuelan man who lost his left leg in a traffic accident has walked to the bottom tip of South America, hoping to inspire his daughter and his compatriots to pursue their dreams despite difficult times.

US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

Mohammed Daraghmeh and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:51am

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests.

Russian panel eyes alleged foreign interference in protests

Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:46am

Russia's lower house of parliament on Monday set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow city council election, while President Vladimir Putin defended the harsh police crackdown on some of the demonstrations.

Egypt court hands out 6 death sentences on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:46am

An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death on terror charges for carrying out attacks that killed at least three people, including a policeman, on the outskirts of the capital.

Pakistani PM keeps powerful army chief in place 3 more years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:22am

Pakistan's prime minister is keeping his powerful army chief in place for another three years, amid heightened tensions with India over Kashmir as well as the end of U.S.-Talban peace talks for neighboring Afghanistan.

German minister discusses Mideast conflict on Jordan visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:16am

Germany's defense minister has reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a visit to neighboring Jordan.

Afghanistan mourns, vows to crush militants after attack

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:42am

As Afghanistan mourned the 63 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding , a brother of the groom spoke through tears of his weariness at the bloodshed in the country and the crushing guilt he felt at having to face his neighbors, many of whom lost relatives in the weekend blast.

Body of French hiker in Italy found after 9 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:30am

Italian mountain rescue squads have recovered the body of a French hiker who had fallen into a ravine and called for help 10 days earlier.

4 German children born to IS to return home from Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:37am

Four German children fathered by Islamic State militants, including an ill toddler, were handed over to Germany on Monday by Syria's Kurdish-led administration, a Kurdish official and Germany's foreign minister said.

The Latest: Turkey says its army convoy targeted in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:58am

The Latest on developments in Syria as the government offensive intensifies on the country's last rebel stronghold (all times local):

Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:40am

Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties.

Charity suggests plane could resolve migrant boat standoff

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:38am

Italy's fierce battle over immigration raged on Monday, with fights and panic attacks reported among migrants who have been stranded on a rescue ship for up to 18 days at sea.

Zimbabwe court bans anti-government protest in Bulawayo

Tendai Marima, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:42am

Zimbabwe's courts upheld a police order banning an anti-government demonstration Monday in Bulawayo, the country's second largest city.

The Latest: At least 66 hurt in eastern Afghanistan blasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:28am

The Latest on attacks in Afghanistan (all times local):

Rescuers use explosives to seek 2 cavers trapped in Poland

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:23am

Dozens of rescuers have been working around the clock in southern Poland to find two missing spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave, using explosives to widen underground passages to help in the search.

Thousands flee from 'monster' wildfire on Canary Islands

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:14am

A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands was throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said.