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Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

Ukrainian government forces maneuver antiaircraft missile launchers Buk as they are transported north-west from Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Ukrainian government forces maneuver antiaircraft missile launchers Buk as they are...

Video purportedly shows extremist leader in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A video posted online Saturday purports to show the leader of the Islamic State extremist group that has overrun much of Syria and Iraq delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq, in what would be a rare — if not the first — public appearance...

Video purportedly shows extremist leader in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A video posted online purports to show the leader of the Islamic State extremist group delivering a sermon at a mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has almost never been seen in public, and there are only a few known photographs...
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Palestinian teen burned to death, autopsy shows

Israeli soldiers and armor gather near the Israel and Gaza Strip border, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Israeli military says Palestinian militants have fired more than 150 rockets at southern Israel in recent weeks and Israel sent troops to the Gaza border as a precaution Thursday....
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Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

Ukrainian government forces maneuver antiaircraft missile launchers Buk as they are transported north-west from Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Ukrainian government forces maneuver antiaircraft missile launchers Buk as they are...

Iraqi leader retires 2 senior security officers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister removed the chief of the army’s ground forces and the head of the federal police from their posts Saturday as part of his promised shakeup in the security forces following their near collapse in the face of a militant blitz...
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Ukraine claims victory in rebel stronghold

Ukrainian government forces maneuver antiaircraft missile launchers Buk as they are transported north-west from Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Ukrainian government forces maneuver antiaircraft missile launchers Buk as they are...
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NATO signals no new members for the present

FILE – In this April 2, 2004, file photo, flags blow in the wind in front of NATO headquarters in Brussels. Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion. Four would-be members, including the...
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Palestinians: Arab teen was burned to death

Israeli soldiers and armor gather near the Israel and Gaza Strip border, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Israeli military says Palestinian militants have fired more than 150 rockets at southern Israel in recent weeks and Israel sent troops to the Gaza border as a precaution Thursday....
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4 killed in car bomb attack in Somalia

Somali soldiers stand near the wreckage of a suicide car bomb near the Somali parliament in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, July 5, 2014. A Somali police officer says troops have thwarted an attack by a suicide bomber outside the heavily guarded parliament headquarters. Capt....