• FIFA ethics court wants Qatari election candidate banned

    GENEVA (AP) — A Qatari candidate for election to FIFA’s ruling council faces being banned from soccer for not telling the truth in an ethics investigation.

  • Aid ambulances stage in Daraya, a blockaded Damascus suburb, on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The development in the Daraya suburb is part of an agreement struck between the rebels and the government of President Bashar Assad. Rebels in agreed to evacuate after four years of grueling bombardment and a crippling siege that has left the sprawling suburb southwest of the capital in ruins.(AP Photo)

    The Latest: UN says it wasn’t consulted on Syria-Daraya deal

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

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, walk to their seats prior to a bilateral meeting  in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The U.S. and Russia renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce. (Martial Trezzini/Pool Photo via AP)

    US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “have achieved clarity” on a path to restore a truce in Syria but details remain to be worked out.

    Updated: 3:29 pm

  • This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Local Council of Daraya City, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens gather with their belonging next of a bus, as they prepare to evacuate from Daraya, a blockaded Damascus suburb, on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The development in the Daraya suburb is part of an agreement struck between the rebels and the government of President Bashar Assad. Rebels agreed to evacuate after four years of grueling bombardment and a crippling siege that has left the sprawling suburb southwest of the capital in ruins.(Local Council of Daraya City via AP)

    Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

    DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left this war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced evacuation deal struck with the government to end a four-year siege and aerial campaign that has left the area in ruins.

    Updated: 3:19 pm

  • Kuwait dissolves Olympic committee, soccer association

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait has dissolved its Olympic committee and the country’s national soccer association, further deepening an ongoing dispute over the direction of sports in the oil-rich country.

  • Smoke still rises from the scene after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Friday's Cizre attack within Turkey. (DHA via AP)

    Several reported wounded in Turkey car bomb attack

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said.

  • Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor speaks to Associated Press journalists in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. The company said Thursday it has updated its security. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

    Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

    AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

  • Unknown gunmen kill 6 policemen in southwest Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A police spokesman says unidentified assailants killed at least six tribal police officers and wounded two others in an overnight rocket and gun attack in southwest Pakistan.

  • Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor uses his iPhone in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. The company said Thursday it has updated its security. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

  • Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor speaks to Associated Press journalists in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. The company said Thursday it has updated its security. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

    Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

    AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.