• Newspapers hang for sale at a stand  carrying headlines about the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group’s newly appointed leader, even as it offered a statement purportedly quoting a well-known militant supporting him.

    Updated: 5:51 am

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (Gali Tibbon/Pool Photo via AP)

    Israeli premier vows ‘zero tolerance’ for Jewish extremists

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have “zero tolerance” for Jewish extremists.

  • Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, center, and his fiance Marwa Omara, left, arrive to Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

    Updated: 6:12 am

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, listens during the opening of a US-Egypt strategic dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Kerry met Sunday with Egyptian officials in Cairo as part of a Mideast trip aimed at assuaging concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)

    US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian officials

    CAIRO (AP) — The United States and Egypt on Sunday resumed formal security talks that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.

    Updated: 6:18 am

  • A relative cries over the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Turkish soldier Kagan Kandemir, during his funeral in the town of Civril, Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015. Kandemir, was one of the three Turkish troops that were killed on July 30 when Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak, according to the army. (AP Photo/Depo Photos)  TURKEY OUT

    2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

    Updated: 2:19 am

  • An Afghan newspaper headlines pictures of the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, left, and Mullah Mohammad Omar, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban’s controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in a message aimed at preventing a split in the group between those who want peace and those who still believe they can win.

    Updated: 10:17 pm

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits Monday; mandate steeper cuts than expected

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • This picture taken on Friday, July 31, 2015, shows the debris of the Embraer Phenom 300 jet that crashed near the end of the runway of Blackbushe Airport, while trying to land at the airfield about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, said that family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in the crash, but did not further identify the dead. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash

    LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.

  • Palestinian demonstrators throw stones toward Israeli army soldiers during clashes at the entrance to Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Tensions remain high after suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death. The child's 4-year-old brother and both his parents were also seriously wounded. The attack drew Palestinian anger and widespread Israeli condemnation. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.

  • In this Thursday, July 30, 2015. file photo, an Afghan shop clerk shows a calendar with pictures of Afghan leaders including Mullah Mohammad Omar, center, in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the challenge of bringing together an insurgency that he ran under another’s name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. For its part, the Afghan government believes it can seize the on the crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years ago to further weaken the insurgency by exposing the lie that had been holding it together. (AP Photo/Barialai Khoshhal, File)

    Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man’s name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the insurgency.