Somalia's government forces have regained control of a high security prison in the capital, Mogadishu, that was attacked Sunday morning by heavily armed suspected Islamic militants in an apparent attempt to free militants held there, police said.
Sinan Salaheddin, The Associated Press, Baghdad | Sun, 08/31/2014 6:59 PM
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 U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
Zarar Khan, The Associated Press, Islamabad | Sun, 08/31/2014 6:55 PM
Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Pakistan's prime minister, sparking clashes with police that killed three people and wounded nearly 400 amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday.
Jim Gomez, The Associated Press, Manila, Philippines | Sun, 08/31/2014 6:46 PM
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.
Harold Heckle, The Associated Press, Madrid | Sun, 08/31/2014 6:44 PM
A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 08/31/2014 1:19 PM
A newly established collaboration agreed between the Republic of Indonesia and United Nations (UN) agencies will hopefully foster a knowledge exchange to share lessons learned and best practices in promoting green education across Indonesia.
Jim Gomez, The Associated Press, Manila, Philippines | Sun, 08/31/2014 11:30 AM
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops remained in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.
Lolita C.Baldor, The Associated Press, Washington | Sun, 08/31/2014 11:25 AM
Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.
Zarar Khan and Asif Shahzad, The Associated Press, Islamabad | Sun, 08/31/2014 7:58 AM
Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. Nearly 125 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Brad Brooks, The Associated Press, Rio de Janeiro | Sun, 08/31/2014 7:38 AM
Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.