The head of Iraq's paramilitary Shiite forces, supported by Iran, on Thursday appeared to walk back a statement by his deputy the day before blaming Israeli drones and claiming the U.S. was responsible for a series of attacks on bases run by the militia.
Police in Denmark say their Swedish colleagues have arrested two more people in connection with an early morning explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency, slightly injuring a bystander.
Albert Aji and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | PostedAug 22nd - 2:12am
Syrian authorities opened Thursday a "humanitarian corridor" so civilians from a besieged, rebel-held area in the north of Hama province can leave and move to parts of the country controlled by the government, the Foreign Ministry said.
Tofayel Ahmad and Julhas Alam, Associated Press | PostedAug 22nd - 1:31am
Bangladesh's refugee commissioner said Thursday that no Rohingya Muslims turned up to return to Myanmar from camps in the South Asian nation as they wanted their demands for citizenship and guarantees of safety met first.
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | PostedAug 22nd - 1:29am
China "will not sit idly by" if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, a senior Chinese army officer said Thursday while warning of other potential countermeasures in addition to punishing foreign firms involved in the deal.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | PostedAug 21st - 10:44pm
Two whistleblowers appeared in a Canberra court on Thursday charged separately with leaking classified government information that alleges Australia bugged East Timor's Cabinet and potential war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan.
One Planned Parenthood official in Minnesota says "there will be a public health crisis" in the wake of the organization's decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program. Planned Parenthood clinics and several other providers withdrew from the program rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule barring clinics from referring women for abortions.
Tropical Storm Ivo gained strength off the southwestern coast of Mexico Thursday, but wasn't expected to threaten land, while Tropical Storm Chantal faded into a tropical depression while moving away from North America in the Atlantic.