• Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season

    SONONA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Sunday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.

  • LGBT activists prevented from assembling in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

  • Turkey rejects Arab Qatar demands, US calls them ‘difficult’

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as “difficult to meet.”

  • Iran mocks reports its Syria missile strikes fell short

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday the two-stage missiles it fired at Islamic State targets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mocking reports that some of the projectiles fell short.

  • South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

    BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

  • Austria cracks down on Turkish citizens with 2 passports

    VIENNA (AP) — With his rich Tyrolean accent, Mehmet Altin appears to be a native of the alpine Austrian province. But the campground operator who moved to a sleepy mountain village decades ago could lose his adopted country’s citizenship, along with potentially thousands of others targeted by a crackdown on immigrants illegally holding both Turkish and Austrian passports.

  • Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

  • Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.”

  • The Latest: Saudi TV shows footage of blasted house in Mecca

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local):

  • Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.