• The Latest: Syrian ambassador considers ‘paper’ amid talks

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local):

  • Car bombing near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s news agency says a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed at least 35 people.

  • Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

    ABU SAIF, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul’s international airport and a nearby military base on Tuesday, fearing the Islamic State group, which still holds both facilities, may launch another wave of nighttime counterattacks.

  • Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

  • Pakistan reeling after IS bombing at Sufi shrine killed 88

    SEHWAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani forces killed and arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids as the death toll from a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a famed Sufi shrine the day before rose to 88 on Friday.