Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northern Syria has hit 100,000 in less than a week, an official said Sunday.
US general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.
New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops.
Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.
Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when four gunmen stormed the upscale mall.
Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum
LONDON (AP) — Scotland's independence leader has accused Britain's politicians of reneging on their promises to give more powers to Scots, as the main political parties bickered over how to take political reform forward.
UN: 70,000 Syrians escape fighting to Turkey
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State group.
Attacks kill 10 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — Bomb and mortar fire attacks killed ten people in Shiite areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, as Iraqi security forces said they succeeded in breaking a siege on soldiers who had been surrounded by Islamic State militants west of Baghdad.