• Saturday, August 22, 2015

    US airman says train attacker ‘ready to fight to the end’ and ‘so were we’

  • Yemen officials say al-Qaida seizes key areas of Aden

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants have seized control of key areas in and around the port city of Aden, high-ranking security officials said Saturday.

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to reporters in Bangkok. Prayuth, the former army chief who engineered the May 2014 coup, has said he had to take over the government to end protests and political clashes. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUT

    Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

    BANGKOK (AP) — When a military coup last year ended months of political turmoil and violence in Thailand, even some democracy advocates welcomed the junta’s promise to restore stability and return “happiness to the people.”

  • Afghan security forces and British soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack in the heart of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. The suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital Saturday, killing at least 10 people, including three NATO contractors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    NATO says 3 foreigners among 10 killed by Afghan car bomb

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded neighborhood in Afghanistan’s capital Saturday, killing at least 12 people, including three American civilian contractors for the international military force, authorities said.

  • 10 killed as bomber hits military camp in southern Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali security officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a military camp in the southern port city of Kismayo, killing at least 10 soldiers.

  • A South Korean amy soldier walks as his colleague soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea were adjourned after stretching into the early hours of Sunday, as the rivals looked to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    The Latest on Koreas: N. Koreans speak out against South

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

  • U.S. Spencer Stone waves as he leaves the police station in Arras, northern France, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. A gunman  prepared to open fire with an automatic weapon on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding several people before being subdued by passengers, officials said. Spencer Stone is one of the passengers credited with subduing the gunman. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    France: 3 Americans subdue gunman on high-speed train

    PARIS (AP) — A series of heroic actions by passengers thwarted an attack by a man with ties to radical Islam who boarded a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris armed with a Kalashnikov, a pistol and a box cutter, officials said Saturday as more details emerged about the dramatic incident that ended with three people injured but no one killed.

  • In this photo provided by the South Korean Unification Ministry, South Korean National Security Director, Kim Kwan-jin, right, and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, second from right, shake hands with Hwang Pyong So, left, North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army, and Kim Yang Gon, a senior North Korean official responsible for South Korean affairs, during their meeting at the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. South Korea and North Korea agreed Saturday to hold their first high-level talks in nearly a year at a border village to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed the rivals to the brink of a possible military confrontation.  (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP)

    S. Korea, US brace for N. Korea deadline as tension mounts

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink, agreeing Sunday to continue their first high-level talks in nearly a year and temporarily pushing aside vows of imminent war.

  • Tribal fighters, against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, carry a boy who was killed during fighting between the two groups, in Taiz, Yemen, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2015. In Taiz, Yemen's third largest city, at least 11 civilians were killed and more than 35 injured by shelling that started on Wednesday, independent local officials, witnesses and medical officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters. They all said the shelling was by Houthi fighters who were attacking areas controlled by pro-government forces.  (AP Photo/Abdulnasser Alseddik)

    Aid group makes dramatic plea, day after 65 killed in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A leading international aid group on Friday made a dramatic appeal to Yemen’s warring factions to halt attacks on civilians, a day after heavy fighting in a key city killed more than 65 people and wounded at least 23.

  • A South Korean army soldier walks along the military wire fences on Unification Bridge, which leads to the demilitarized zone, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his front-line troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to prepare for battle a day after the most serious confrontation between the rivals in years. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    AP Analysis: What’s different this time in Korean standoff?

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For years, North Korea’s litany of threats has been largely dismissed — Seoul, after all, is still not drowning in a “sea of fire,” despite Pyongyang’s repeated promises to make it so.