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Bolton meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem to discuss Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:47pm

President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has met with Israel's prime minister in Jerusalem to discuss Iran.

Iraq's top court ratifies manual recount of May ballots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:10pm

Iraq's top court has ratified the results of the country's May parliamentary elections following a manual ballot recount ordered by the outgoing chamber following charges of irregularities.

'I cried for a year': Families split by the Korean War get rare chance to reunite

Paula Hancocks, Yoonjung Seo and James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:58am

Lee Keum-seom hasn't held her son in 68 years. The last time she saw him, Sang Chol was four years old, and together with her husband and their daughter, they were headed south, fleeing the fighting during the early days of the Korean War.

Iran appoints former F-14 Tomcat pilot as air force chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:49am

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's top leader has appointed a new chief for its air force.

Quakes cut power, topple buildings on Indonesian island

Rosidin Sembahulun, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:17am

A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and destroyed buildings as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.

Brazil to send troops to town bordering Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:45am

The Brazilian government plans to send troops to the border town of Pacaraima after residents there attacked Venezuelan migrants.

2 monks referred to trial over abbot's killing in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:01am

Egypt's state-run news agency says prosecutors have referred two monks to trial on charges of killing an abbot in a monastery north of Cairo last month.

The Latest: Strong quake cuts power across Indonesian island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:31am

The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local):

U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:23am

U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)

Iran detains outspoken lawyer calling for free elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:15am

Iranian media is reporting that authorities have detained a human rights lawyer who planned a sit-in protest in front of parliament.

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:57am

Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014.

Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire, Taliban to reply

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:50am

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Afghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:42am

Afghan president Ghani announces conditional ceasefire with Taliban for Eid al-Adha holiday; Taliban yet to respond.

1 killed in Ugandan riots over alleged torture of lawmakers

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:31am

Ugandan police say one person has been killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers, including two who sustained injuries during detention.

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

Omar Akour, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:00am

More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.

UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:58am

A British woman was rescued Sunday after falling from a cruise ship and spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said.

Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:41am

Italy's firebrand interior minister threatened Sunday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta.

Egypt reveals details of skeletons found inside sarcophagus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:33am

Egypt says researchers have determined the gender and age of the three skeletons found inside a black granite sarcophagus uncovered in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria in July.

Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:17am

Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel.