WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States is aware of Russian and Iranian assistance to the Iraqi military in its fight against Islamic extremists, but the U.S. is not coordinating with either Russia or Iran.
PARIS (AP) — The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has abandoned his fight against extradition to Belgium, meaning he could be transferred within weeks.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The number of Palestinians killed in Israel's massive air campaign in Gaza is now over 100.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A local official says armed gunmen attacked a Kenyan coastal village, the latest of a series of attacks that have killed more than 80 people and displaced thousands. The attacks have continued despite a heavy presence of government security forces.
BANGKOK (AP) — Suspected insurgents in Thailand shot dead three police officers in an ambush in the country's south, police said Friday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says nuclear material that the Islamic State extremist group seized when it overran the Iraqi city of Mosul is "low grade" and doesn't pose "a significant safety, security or nuclear proliferation risk."
JERUSALEM (AP) — The number of people killed in the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has reached at least 85, as Israel again targeted hundreds of Hamas sites today.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is more urgent than ever to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war and is urging both leaders to show statesmanship and agree to an immediate cease-fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is targeting a procurement network suspected of helping the Islamic militant group Hezbollah (hez-BUH'-lah).
ISTANBUL (AP) — The former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has kicked off his campaign for president against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan by highlighting credentials as a champion of the Palestinian cause.
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say jihadi fighters using weapons they recently captured in neighboring Iraq are battling to take predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Islamic militants fighting in Iraq to release 49 people seized from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, now in its 3rd day, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Arab nations are calling for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council and immediate action to end what they say is Israel's "outrageous onslaught" against Palestinians, especially in Gaza.
PARIS (AP) — France plans to ban citizens suspected of links to radical Islamic groups from leaving the country in a new bill aimed at strengthening anti-terrorist legislation.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister has accused the largely autonomous northern Kurdish region of being a haven for the Islamic extremists and other Sunni militants that have overrun much of the country over the past month.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army is intensifying its offensive on Hamas in the Gaza Strip today.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government has fired the police and intelligence chiefs the day after Islamic militants attacked and entered the heavily guarded presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says it has intensified its offensive on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, striking key Hamas sites in the second day of an operation aimed at quelling rocket fire against Israel.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's National Council of State is promising "some good news" very soon about the fate of more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government says its troops have retaken the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu, after Islamic militants forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with troops and guards.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says militants have stormed the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, and heavy gunfire is heard inside as government troops and guards try to repel them.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Film distributors say "Half of a Yellow Sun" will premier in Nigeria Aug. 1 after months of delay because censors warned it could undermine national security and demanded cuts and edits.
PARIS (AP) — The head of the European Jewish Congress is appealing for European governments to take concrete action against anti-Semitism, and has made France his starting point.