• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, speak to the media during a press briefing after their meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 2, 2016. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said “several proposals” aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.

  • This undated handout image provided by a family member shows 62-year-old Tareq Saad, left, and his son-in-law Salah Ali, two of the five slain men shot by Egyptian police last month in relation to the death of Italian Ph.D. student Guilio Regeni. The Egyptian police announced it had killed them along with three others specialized in kidnapping and robbing foreigners and while searching the gang leader's home, came upon Guilio Regeni's bag. (Courtesy of Rasha Tareq Saad via AP)

    Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian’s death

    CAIRO (AP) — It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks to the media next to Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, left, during a bilateral meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Kerry has appealed once more to his Russian counterpart for assistance in containing and reducing the violence, particularly around the Syrian city of Aleppo. (Denis Balibouse/Pool via AP)

    US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.

  • Diego Schwartzman of Argentina rallies to win Istanbul Open

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Unseeded Diego Schwartzman staged a stunning comeback Sunday to upset second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-0 and claim his maiden ATP Tour title at the Istanbul Open.

  • Protesters and supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans calling for governmental reforms as they wave national flags during a sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone yesterday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    The Latest: Iraqis announce disbanding of Green Zone protest

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq’s political crisis (all times local):

  • Iran president welcomes parliamentary results

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed the success of the moderate-reformist bloc in parliamentary runoff elections.

  • Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans calling for governmental reforms as they wave national flags before ending their sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anti-government protesters temporarily ended their mass demonstration in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday and began an orderly withdrawal a day after tearing down walls around the government district and invading parliament. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraq: PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days — a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people.

  • In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu talks during a press conference, in Rome. With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons destroyed, the watchdog overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking at how to counter emerging threats while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria. The OPCW is marking the anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a conference focusing on chemical security in a future in which extremists and criminals seem more likely than nations to launch attacks. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

    As chemical weapons stockpiles shrink, OPCW eyes new threats

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With about 92 percent of the world’s declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.

  • Dimitrov, Schwartzman to play Istanbul Open final

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria faces unseeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the final of the Istanbul Open with the two players meeting for the first time.

  • Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr storm parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Dozens of protesters climbed over the blast walls and could be seen storming the Parliament building, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Anti-government protesters breach Baghdad’s Green Zone

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.