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  • WASHINGTON— The State Department on Monday took Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report. Thailand, downgraded with Malaysia last year because of pervasive labor abuses in its...

  • JAKARTA/ LONDON, July 27- Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday he was ready to order air strikes on Islamist militant targets in Libya and Syria to prevent attacks on the streets of Britain as he stepped up his rhetoric against Islamic State insurgents. "As prime minister, I would always want to try and take that action, and that's the case whether that problem...

  • DUBAI, July 27- A ceasefire struggled to take hold in Yemen on Monday, with multiple breaches reported by residents and pro-government media in Aden and other contested districts in the south, centre and north of the volatile Arabian peninsula country.

  • SANAA, July 27- A truce appeared to be holding on Monday in Yemen's capital Sanaa, the target of near-nightly air raids during a fourth-month-old war, with residents saying the city had passed a quiet night. Four months of air raids and war have killed more than 3,500 people in the Arabian Peninsula state. U.N. children's agency UNICEF says the death toll includes...

  • Turkey attacks Kurdish militants in Northern Iraq Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 5:38 AM ET
    Town of al-Qaim at the Iraqi-Syrian border

    Turkish fighter jets, which on Friday attacked Islamic State targets in Syria, launched a wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq on Saturday. The New York Times reports.

  • Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. Along with the Great Wall scene, out went a scene in which China was mentioned as a potential culprit behind an attack, as well as a reference to a "Communist-conspiracy brother" hacking a mail server- all to...

  • Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. Along with the Great Wall scene, out went a scene in which China was mentioned as a potential culprit behind an attack, as well as a reference to a "Communist-conspiracy brother" hacking a mail server- all to...

  • PARIS— France's Constitutional Council has ruled that a bill legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects doesn't violate the country's constitution. The bill was proposed long before the January attacks in Paris by Islamic extremists, but the government said that had added to its urgency. One measure will force communication and Internet firms to...

  • Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack? Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that...

  • Turkish journalist fired over anti-Erdogan tweet Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ANKARA, Turkey— A prominent Turkish journalist has been fired by his newspaper over a tweet which suggested that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was responsible for a suicide bombing this week that killed 32 people. In a tweet posted Wednesday, Kadri Gursel said it was "shameful" that world leaders were offering condolences to the "Number 1 cause of IS terrorism."

  • ATHENS, Greece— Discussions over Greece's third bailout in five years are set to begin in Athens imminently after Greece's parliament approved Thursday tough new conditions set by European creditors. Officials in Athens and at the European Union said negotiators are expected to start arriving on Friday, marking the first time high-level talks will be held...

  • RAMALLAH, West Bank— Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite television channel for Israel's Arab citizens already found its studio closed before it could even fill its airtime. The flap over Palestine 48— named for the year of Israel's creation and Palestinian displacement— reflects strained relations between...

  • YANGON, Myanmar— A court in northern Myanmar sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison on Wednesday after convicting them of illegal logging in a case that has already strained relations with Beijing. Chinese loggers in Myanmar send wood to China even though timber exports were banned in 2014. Analysts say the timber can be exported because the...

  • ISTANBUL— Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter on Wednesday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government, which they blamed for not doing enough to prevent the attack, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The dispute highlighted the tensions in Turkey...

  • Official: Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    "If there is such an opportunity, we will do the same apology," Yukio Okamoto told foreign media, saying the POWs brought to Japan were subjected to inexcusable labor conditions. Okamoto, a former diplomat, was among company officials who delivered an apology to surviving POWs and family members on Sunday in Los Angeles for about 900 Americans forced to work in...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's radical left-led government emerged bloodied but alive early Thursday from a key vote in parliament, which overwhelmingly approved new creditor-demanded reforms despite a revolt among hardliners in the main coalition partner. Without the money Greece would face financial ruin and forced exit from the euro currency club.

  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:05 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH, Penn.— Denouncing "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama told a veterans group Tuesday that those who oppose the diplomatic agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear program are some of the same people who were quick to want to go to war in Iraq and thought military action there would take only a matter of months. The White House is mounting a massive...

  • DUBAI, July 20- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards attacked a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing last week's nuclear deal for interfering with the country's military operations and crossing "red lines" set by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "Some parts of the draft have clearly crossed the Islamic republic's red lines, especially in Iran's...

  • Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," Mitsubishis executives presented the apology privately then publicly to Murphy, of Santa Maria, California, at the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Hikaru Kimura, senior executive officer for Mitsubishi, said through a translator that the company...

  • ISTANBUL— Turkish state TV: Explosion in southeastern Turkish town of Suruc near Syrian border kills 10..