A military and diplomatic analysis of the Syrian conflict

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The U.S. military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied Kurdish force that is battling […]

Man plows van into crowd by London mosque; 10 injured

LONDON (AP) — A man plowed a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday in an attack that police say they are investigating as a terrorist incident. Ten people were injured in the attack and police said another man died at the scene, though he was receiving first […]

Officials: Building materials in London fire under scrutiny

LONDON (AP) — The British government Sunday scrambled to contain political fallout from the London high-rise inferno that has claimed at least 58 lives as officials focused on building materials that may have spread the fire quickly. The cause of Wednesday’s blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports […]

Russia verifying whether it killed IS leader in airstrike

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its […]

London fire: Prime minister orders full public inquiry – BBC News

BBC News London fire: Prime minister orders full public inquiryBBC NewsPrime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, killing at least 17 people. That figure is expected to rise, as fire chiefs do not expect to find any more survivors in the […]

Putin attacks opposition leaders

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s live call-in show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to work with all politicians who want to help people’s lives but has dismissed unnamed opposition leaders for “exploiting” Russia’s economic difficulties. Tens of thousands took to the streets across […]

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea – Washington Post

Washington Post University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North KoreaWashington PostTOKYO — University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma after being detained for 17 months, his parents told The Washington Post on Tuesday. Warmbier, 22, is due to […]

Moscow police detaining opposition protesters

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian opposition protest (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Riot police in Moscow have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city. An Associated Press reporter saw at least three demonstrators detained on Tverskaya Street, a main thoroughfare leading from the Red Square area. […]