India, Pakistan agree to ease tensions in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Pakistan agreed on Wednesday to ease tensions in disputed Kashmir by strictly observing a decade-old cease-fire after five soldiers

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Massacre of over 100 reported in Syria’s Homs

BEIRUT (Reuters) – More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday,

Algerian forces launch operation to break desert siege

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces launched an operation to free them at a remote desert gas plant, Algerian sources

Firebrand cleric raises fear of “soft coup” in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – To Pakistan’s ruling party, a firebrand cleric camped outside parliament with thousands of protesters is looking more and more like the harbinger of their worst fear: a

Pakistan protests to India over Kashmir killing

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s army protested to India on Wednesday over the killing of one of its soldiers in Kashmir, the fifth fatality this year in heightened hostilities that have

Desert drama: Islamists take hostages in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In a desert standoff deep in the Sahara, the Algerian army ringed a natural gas complex where Islamist militants hunkered down with dozens of hostages Wednesday

Mali: French troops begin land assault

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — French soldiers pressed north in Mali territory occupied by radical Islamists on Wednesday, launching a land assault that was to put them in direct combat with

Suicide bombers attack U.S. base in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major U.S. base in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing five people in a brazen operation that highlighted the

At least three dead after Japan tunnel collapse: TV

TOKYO (Reuters) – A tunnel on a major highway in central Japan collapsed on Sunday, killing at least three people and starting a blaze, Japanese media reported. Attempts to rescue

Egyptians protest after draft constitution raced through

CAIRO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday after an Islamist-led assembly raced through approval of a new constitution in a bid to