- US-backed fighters renew offer for IS to leave Syrian town
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed fighters in northern Syria have renewed an offer to Islamic State militants in the besieged northern town of Manbij, saying the extremists can leave it and would not be attacked.
- Egypt's el-Sissi scraps attendance at summit in Mauritania
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has canceled his visit to Mauritania to attend the Arab League summit there, sending instead his premier as the head of the delegation.
- Iraq: Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint, kills 11 people
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people.
- Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast
BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad's many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. If it pointed at the car, it had supposedly detected a possible bomb.
- Iran confirms Iranian-American has been detained
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary has confirmed the detention of an Iranian-American who was visiting family in Iran, the country's semi-official ISNA news agency reported Sunday.