GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's military is urging residents in parts of the Gaza Strip to leave their homes, ahead of what appears to be a broadening of the three-week war. In phone messages, the Israelis warn, "What is coming will be worse."
Israeli leaders have been mulling whether to expand the assault against Hamas in Gaza or respond to international calls for a truce. But Israel and Hamas are far apart on possible cease-fire terms.
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.
Retired armed forces Capt. Martin Galea, 42, was flown back to Malta on Monday on a flight that left from Mitiga airport, near Tripoli. The Libyan capital's international airport is closed as fighting between different Libyan factions rages on.
Galea was abducted on the outskirts of Tripoli while on his...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."
Brown is in Mexico for three days of meetings, focusing on migration, trade, investment and environmental cooperation.
At a news conference with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.
But over the weekend, residents pushed back. When fighters from the Islamic State group loaded with heavy explosives converged on the site, Mosulis...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:
1. THE WEST AFRICA EBOLA OUTBREAK IS NOW THE LARGEST IN HISTORY. The World Health Organization says more than 672 people have died from Ebola. A total of 1,201 cases had...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
Now health workers are scrambling to trace those who may have been exposed to Sawyer across West Africa, including flight attendants and fellow passengers....
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police have now found 17 bodies, riddled with bullets, in different areas of Baghdad.
The discovery came as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.
According to police officers, authorities found the bodies of 14 men and three women dumped in the streets late yesterday and early today. Some had suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, and others were blindfolded and bound.