• FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

    HAVANA (AP) — The commander of Colombia’s biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.

  • FILE -- In this Jan. 9, 2016 file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, then Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, right, then Interior Minister Mohammed al-Ghabban, left, attend a ceremony marking Police Day, in Baghdad, Iraq. Recent political upheaval has left Iraq without a minister of defense or interior as the country prepares for the operation to retake Mosul -- expected to be the most complicated yet in the fight against the Islamic State group. Al-Obeidi was abruptly dismissed by a parliamentary no-confidence vote Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, for reasons that seem to have little to do with his performance in office. Al-Ghabban submitted his resignation in early July amid mounting anger following a massive truck bombing claimed by IS that killed more than 300 people. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

    Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s security forces continue to gear up for a long-awaited operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. But they will be doing so without the minister of defense who has presided over most of the military’s recent successes against IS.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the inauguration of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the third bridge over the Bosporus, in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.(Tolga Adanali/Depo Photos via AP)

    1 Turkish soldier killed, 8 wounded in southeastern Turkey

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president vowed on Sunday to “destroy terrorists” after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last weekend’s explosion that claimed at least 54 lives in the southeast.

  • Turkish troops return from the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Turkey on Wednesday sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels retake the key Islamic State-held town of Jarablus and to contain the expansion of Syria's Kurds in an area bordering Turkey.(Ismail Coskun, IHA via AP)

    Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35

    BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels backed by Turkey made major gains Sunday in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River.

  • Pakistan says 4 militants behind 2009 cricket attack killed

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials said Sunday that four Islamic extremists allegedly involved in a 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team were killed in a shootout with police.

  • Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Turkey on Wednesday sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels retake the key Islamic State-held town of Jarablus and to contain the expansion of Syria's Kurds in an area bordering Turkey .(AP Photo/Halit Onur Sandal)

    Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

    BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures with a fist bump during his visit to the Philippine Army's Camp Mateo Capinpin at Tanay township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines. Since Duterte unleashed a massive anti-drug crackdown after taking office barely two months ago, nearly 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed. He has called the pope a son of a bitch, the U.S. ambassador gay, the United Nations inutile, and threatened to declare martial law if the Supreme Court meddles in his work. But, according to a survey early last month, he has the support of nearly 91 percent of Filipinos. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to “go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”

  • Bangladeshi police inspect a two-story house after a raid in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka. (AP Photo)

    Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

  • CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month’s Dhaka cafe attack

    NEW DELHI (AP) — CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month’s Dhaka cafe attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show police now say 3 instead of 4 suspects were killed.)

  • UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is warmly welcoming the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterating its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire.