• Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the 6th East Asia Summit Foreign Minister's meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Kerry: Progress with Russia on Syria despite military doubts

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said progress is being made with Russia on a potential military partnership that could strengthen a faltering truce in Syria despite grave doubts expressed by the Pentagon and joint chiefs of staff.

  • Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in raid in Dhaka

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh’s capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country’s police chief said.

  • Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a bomb in Kadhimiyah district, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 24, 2016. A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing and wounding people, Iraqi officials said. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)

    Suicide bomber kills 14 at Iraq checkpoint; 9 die in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint outside a Shiite town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said, while a string of bombings in the Iraqi capital killed nine more people.

  • UN calls for 48-hour humanitarian pause in Syria’s Aleppo

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses are urgently needed in Syria’s Aleppo city where fighting has left over a quarter of a million people trapped and in desperate need of aid, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.

  • FILE- In this Saturday, July 23, 2016 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a statement in Berlin, Germany, on the Munich attack. Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism. Anxiety over Germany's ability to cope with last year's flood of more than 1 million registered asylum seekers first surged following a series of sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne during New Year celebrations.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    German refugee policy under fire after a week of bloodshed

    BERLIN (AP) — Four attacks in a week — three of them carried out by asylum seekers — have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the joint session of the 17th Congress Monday, July 25, 2016, at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effective immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly fighting and foster the resumption of peace talks.

  • Police say deadly nightclub shooting in Fort Myers, Florida, is not an act of terrorism

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Police say deadly nightclub shooting in Fort Myers, Florida, is not an act of terrorism.

  • With Sugar Loaf mountain in the background a soldier patrols near Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Security has emerged as the top concern during the Olympics, that will kickoff on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazil police arrest last suspect in Olympics terror case

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police arrested the last suspect wanted so far in a case of Brazilian sympathizers of the Islamic State who allegedly discussed attacking the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro.

  • TV cameras stand behind a police tape in Ansbach, Germany, Monday, July 25, 2016, near the site where a failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 15 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany. The man recorded a cell phone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into the outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation’s people “won’t be able to sleep peacefully anymore” in a cell phone video before blowing himself up outside a wine bar, wounding 15 people, authorities said Monday.

  • Californian who tried joining Islamic State faces sentencing

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas could face two decades in prison Monday when he is set to be sentenced.