Forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP):IRAQI SECURITY forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following US airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions,...

Police, protesters clash

ISLAMABAD (AP):ANTI-GOVERNMENT protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with top advisers seeking a way out of the crisis that has triggered the...

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP):AN ISLAMIST-ALLIED militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a...

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP):DESPITE TOUGH rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union (EU) leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

Search for pilot who crashed off Virginia shore halted

CHINCOTEAGUE, Virginia (AP):THE COASTGuard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore.

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

RIYADH (AP):THE KING of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the United States (US) if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.

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