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Iraqi blogger outspoken about country's corruption detained

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:18am

A family member of a popular Iraqi blogger says authorities have detained him, apparently over his coverage of anti-government protests.

German official condemns violent protests at Kurdish rallies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:31am

A senior German security official has condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria.

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:19am

A dozen plainclothes Pakistani security forces have attempted to raid the former home of a human rights activist who recently fled to the United States seeking asylum.

FM: Iraq will only repatriate IS fighters who are Iraqis

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:54am

Iraq will only take back its own citizens and their families who fought with the Islamic State group in Syria, not those from other countries, Iraq's foreign minister said Thursday.

British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:47am

British PM Johnson urges UK lawmakers to back his new Brexit accord, "get this excellent deal over the line."

Russia: 3 US diplomats stopped in explosion area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:39am

Russia's foreign ministry says police stopped three American diplomats trying to enter an area of northern Russia where a secrecy-shrouded explosion at a navy range caused a brief spoke in radioactivity levels.

UN: Afghan insurgents responsible for most 2019 casualties

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:20am

Afghan civilians are dying in record numbers in the country's increasingly brutal war, noting that more civilians died in July than in any previous one-month period since the U.N. began keeping statistics, according to a U.N. report released Thursday.

Libya official: Gunmen kill 2 women, 3 kids near capital

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:27am

A Libyan health official says gunmen have killed two women and three children while they were driving on a highway near the capital, Tripoli.

EU negotiator: Johnson told EU Commission president he is confident he can get deal through Britain's House of Commons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:32am

EU negotiator: Johnson told EU Commission president he is confident he can get deal through Britain's House of Commons.

Greece: 12 detained in Turkey protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:28am

Police in northern Greece have detained 12 people who evaded security and staged a protest against Turkey's attacks in Syria at the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey.

The Latest: Pence, Pompeo arrive for Erdogan meetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:24am

The Latest on a U.S. delegation's trip to Turkey (all times local):

Pence, Pompeo arrive in Turkey to push Syria cease-fire hours after Trump suggests US has no stake in defending Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:18am

Pence, Pompeo arrive in Turkey to push Syria cease-fire hours after Trump suggests US has no stake in defending Kurds.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:39am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says UK and EU have agreed 'great new deal; urges Parliament to approve it this week.

EU's Juncker: EU, UK reach outline Brexit deal; still needs ratification of EU, UK parliaments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:38am

EU's Juncker: EU, UK reach outline Brexit deal; still needs ratification of EU, UK parliaments.

UK's Prince William, Kate see Pakistani cultural hub Lahore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:22am

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they are set to visit a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana.

UK Labour lawmaker leaves party, says Corbyn unfit to serve

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:11am

A longtime U.K. Labour legislator has left the opposition party and warned that leader Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to become prime minister.

Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

Joseph Krauss and Andrea Rosa, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:00am

Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them.

The Latest: Assad blasts Turkish offensive into Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:33am

The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

Kurdish commander: Trump OK'd deal with Moscow, Damascus

Lefteris Pitarakis and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:55am

U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose the deal that Syrian Kurdish-led forces struck with Russia and the Syrian government to protect them against Turkey's offensive, the force's commander said Thursday, as his fighters battled a new push by Ankara-backed forces to seize a strategic border town.