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Sri Lankan leaders' crucial talks fail to solve crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:17am

Opposition lawmakers say crucial all-party talks have failed to reach a breakthrough to resolve the political turmoil that has engulfed the island nation for several weeks.

Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran

Abdullah Al-Shihri, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 10:04am

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Iraq's president in Riyadh on Sunday, a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran.

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The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 9:53am

A Republican member of the Senate intelligence committee says it looks like Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL' khahr-SHOHK'-jee). But he adds that a "smoking gun" would help before the U.S. issues sanctions against the prince. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri told ABC "it's hard to imagine" that Crown Prince Mohammed didn't know about the killing, but he said, "I don't know that we absolutely know that yet."

Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 9:48am

Iraqi officials said five people were killed in a car bomb blast in the city of Tikrit on Sunday, the latest security breach to rattle the country in recent weeks.

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 9:08am

The Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office, a Taliban official and another individual close to the group said Sunday.

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed outside home

Nabil Al-Jurani, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 8:34am

Hundreds of Basra residents mourned a Muslim cleric on Sunday who police said was killed outside his home after he suggested that protesters should take up arms over poor public services in the city.

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 8:04am

Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania.

Madagascar heads to runoff election on Dec. 19

Laetitia Bezain, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 8:00am

In Madagascar, two former heads of state qualified for the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Dec. 19.

Interpol meets to select new president after China's arrest

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 6:58am

Police chiefs from around the world gathered in Dubai on Sunday for Interpol's general assembly to select a new president after the agency's former official in the post was detained in China.

Grenade attack on northern India prayer hall kills 3

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 6:46am

Three people were killed and over a dozen injured on Sunday when two men on a motorbike targeted a prayer hall with a grenade in northern India, police said. 

In Jordan's ancient Petra, sirens warn of flash floods

Laure Van Ruymbeke, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 6:22am

In ancient times, Arab tribesmen dug diversion tunnels to protect their low-lying trading post of Petra against desert flash floods. More than two millennia later, an alarm system warns visitors if flood water rushes toward what has become Jordan's main tourist attraction.

Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 6:08am

Finland's president says that he briefed U.S. President Donald Trump amid the California wildfires on how the Nordic country effectively monitors its substantial forest resources with a well-working surveillance system.

Ukraine ex-president Yanukovych to miss treason hearing

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 5:50am

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych won't be able to appear before a Kiev court on Monday because of injuries sustained on a Moscow tennis court, his lawyer said.

Azeri opposition leader faces charges after illegal rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:44am

The head of Azeri opposition party Popular Front faces legal action after authorities arrested him in Baku for attempting to lead an unsanctioned demonstration.

Attacks kill 5 security forces in Pakistan

Abdul Sattar, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 5:28am

Pakistani officials say five soldiers have been killed in two separate attacks by suspected militants.

US-led coalition denies reports it killed dozens in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 5:19am

The U.S.-led coalition denied reports that airstrikes it carried out in a part of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group killed dozens of civilians, while opposition activists reported clashes Sunday between government forces and IS in nearby districts.

Cambodian official says Khmer Rouge tribunal's work is done

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 5:04am

A top Cambodian government official has reiterated his government's intention to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Israel's Netanyahu makes 'last effort' to save government

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 4:18am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he was heading into a meeting with his top coalition partner in a "last effort" to prevent the collapse of his government, which has been rocked by the resignation of its defense minister over a cease-fire agreement with Gaza militants.

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 3:44am

It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her.