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  • Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world's largest bloc of Islamic countries has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli politicians and military leaders for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the bloc's leader said Saturday....

  • NKorea tells UN it's ready to discuss human rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says it is willing to cooperate with the U.N. and other international organizations on human rights, but is bristling at what it views as politicization of the issue by its arch enemy, the United States. In February, a U.N. commission of inquiry concluded there...

  • Russian FM issues blistering attack on US, NATO

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO on Saturday, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War "genetic code" and saying the United States must abandon its claims to "eternal uniqueness." Sergey Lavrov's assault appeared to...

  • Spain celebrates beatification of Opus Dei leader

    MADRID (AP) — The second most important figure in the Opus Dei order was beatified Saturday at an open air Mass attended by tens of thousands of Catholics that sent Alvaro Del Portillo on a key step toward sainthood and illustrated how the once secretive order has become more mainstream. Del...

  • The latest war will not be free

    Our government may provide for the needs of those fighting this war, but not in a fiscally responsible way. George W. Bush launched two invasions while cutting taxes, not raising them. President Obama is happy to let Americans assume the funding for this war will come off the money tree in the...

  • Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya is pleading with the international community to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the U.N. must impose sanctions or risk a terrorist expansion throughout North Africa. Ageila Saleh Eissa, president of...

  • Yemen's Shiite rebels agree to pull back, disarm

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels in Yemen who overran much of the capital signed a security deal on Saturday that stipulates disarmament and withdrawal from areas they have seized in recent months. The Shiite rebels, known as Hawthis, signed the deal as part of a comprehensive agreement...

  • Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.

  • US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said. The Islamic State group's assault on the Syrian Kurdish town...

  • U.S.-led coalition launches strikes at Islamic State forces besieging Syrian town

    American-led coalition forces launched airstrikes Saturday at Islamic State fighters who were attacking Kurdish forces defending the Syrian town of Kobani.

  • Army unit in Mexico killings has past controversy

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An army officer and seven soldiers who face disciplinary action for their participation in the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico belong to an army battalion with a history of incidents. The Mexican Defense Department said the eight were involved in the June 30...

  • US struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating with Damascus, despite American insistence it backs the rebel...

  • India PM says serious about peace with Pakistan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday he's serious about holding peace talks with Pakistan but also criticized the neighboring country, insisting it must create an "appropriate atmosphere" for the dialogue. In a lengthy address to U.N. General Assembly, his...

  • Obama: U.S. welcomes 'responsibility' to help defeat world's worst enemies

    President Obama touts U.S. leadership in building coalitions to block the Islamic State and combat global warming.

  • State Department official: 'Serious' gaps in Iran nuclear talks

    Nuclear negotiations between Iran and the U.N. Security Council are struggling to make progress.



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