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Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

GAZA/CAIRO - Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt fire and resume ceasefire talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. | Video

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Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

TRIPOLI - Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, residents and local media said.

Libya 8:46am EDT

Britain plans tougher laws to tackle UK jihadists

LONDON - Britain said on Saturday it planned tougher laws to deal with British Islamist militants after Islamic State (IS) fighters in the Middle East released a video showing a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley.

8:49am EDT

U.S. protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane

WASHINGTON - The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it.

Aerospace & Defense 22 Aug 2014

Swedish opposition retains large lead in poll ahead of Sept elections

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's center-left opposition parties remain well ahead of the governing coalition and the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties would get a combined 48.7 percent of the vote if an election were held now, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.

4:57am EDT

Witnesses in Bali suitcase murder say mother and daughter argued in lobby

DENPASAR Indonesia - An American woman whose body was found in a suitcase on the resort island of Bali and her daughter were seen arguing in the lobby of their hotel, police said on Friday, as a U.S. attorney headed to Indonesia to advise the teen.

Indonesia 12:53am EDT

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