Senior Turkish Envoy Survives Bomb Attack in Iraq
(Reuters) A roadside bomb struck the convoy of Turkey’s consul general in Iraq on Monday, a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said, but there were no casualties.
Russia Sending Spy Ship to Mediterranean: Interfax
(Reuters) Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria.
Japan Vows Quick Action, Public Funds for Fukushima
(Reuters) Japan vowed quick, decisive action, including the use of public funds, to tackle the worsening problem of contaminated water pouring from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, as the authorities step in to help the facility’s embattled operator.
Afghan Taliban Target U.S. Army Base as Attacks Mount
(Reuters) Taliban fighters attacked part of a U.S. military outpost in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Monday, officials said, less than a week after targeting a Polish base in a nearby province.
Mexico Lower House Approves Final Part of Divisive Education Reform
(Reuters) Mexican lawmakers on Sunday approved the final part of a bill to reform an education sector that badly underperforms global peers, legislation that has prompted thousands of school staff to protest in the streets.
Egypt Sends Mursi to Trial as New Constitution Advances
(Reuters) Egypt’s army-backed authorities referred deposed President Mohamed Mursi to trial on Sunday on charges of inciting murder and violence, in an escalation of the crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain
WASHINGTON (AP)—President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress’ most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a U.S. military intervention in Syria to a nation deeply scarred by more than a decade of war.
Iranian exiles report deaths in Iraq camp
BAGHDAD (AP)—Deadly violence erupted at a contentious Iranian exile camp inside Iraq early Sunday, leaving international observers scrambling to determine the cause of the bloodshed and the number of casualties. The dissidents alleged that more than 50 were killed.