Alleged Erdogan assassination attempt trial opens in Turkey: ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A trial opened in southern Turkey on Monday for 47 people charged with attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup, while he was vacationing with his family.
N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe: Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler.
Merkel visits Algeria for talks on terrorism, migration: ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Algeria as she seeks to enlist North African countries in Germany’s efforts against Islamic extremism and illegal migration.
Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN: KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.
At least 14 killed in Philippine bus crash: TANAY, Philippines (AP) — At least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed Monday when their rented bus lost its brakes on a downhill road then slammed into an electric post, Philippine officials said.
Iran launches ‘advanced’ rockets during military exercises: TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises.
Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition party: PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s legislature amended a law governing political parties on Monday to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act clearly aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament.
US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil: BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders.
North Korean envoy says Malaysian investigation into airport death is politically motivated, calls for joint probe: UALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korean envoy says Malaysian investigation into airport death is politically motivated, calls for joint probe.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for discussions on defeating Islamic State group: AGHDAD (AP) — US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Baghdad for discussions on defeating Islamic State group.