US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people
BANGKOK (AP) -- Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as Malaysian naval vessels searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement....
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Side story of slain Salvadoran archbishop: A family divided
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Maria Luisa de Martinez is one of the staunchest defenders of the memory of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero....
South Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration....
IS group seizes town in Iraq's Anbar province
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A tribal leader says Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province, less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, Ramadi....
Spain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties
MADRID (AP) -- Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists....
Merkel says 'a whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks
RIGA, Latvia (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says after talks with her Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras that there is still "a whole lot left to be done" to avoid a financial meltdown in Athens....
World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation....
A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- A look at Palmyra, the Syrian archaeological gem captured by Islamic State fighters....
US presses Israel on talks for Middle East nuclear-free zone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States has sent a top official to Israel amid an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a landmark treaty review conference that some fear will end Friday without progress on global disarmament....
Administration officials have acknowledged the fall of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, as a "setback". Pentagon officials insisted the current U.S. approach to combating ISIS in Iraq is still viable and that the loss of Ramadi was merely part of the ebb and flow of war, not a sign that the Islamic State had exposed a fatal weakness in the Iraqi security forces and the U.S. strategy.
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