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Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord

SLAVIANSK/YENAKIEVO, Ukraine - At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. | Video

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Former army chief, leftist are only candidates in Egypt presidential poll

CAIRO - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month's presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter before nominations closed, the committee organizing the vote said.

Egypt 2:56pm EDT

Al Qaeda kills 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

ALGIERS - Islamist militants killed at least 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in mountains east of the capital Algiers at the weekend in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years.

3:52pm EDT

Air strikes in Yemen kill 35 al Qaeda militants in two days

ADEN, Yemen - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 25 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second operation of its kind within two days.

Yemen 3:15pm EDT

Venezuelan protesters hold Easter rally, plan to burn Maduro effigies

CARACAS - Hundreds of protesters rallied on Sunday to demand the "resurrection" of Venezuelan democracy while effigies of both President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders were paraded for burning in a local Easter Day tradition.

Venezuela 2:29pm EDT

Turkey Twitter accounts appear blocked after Erdogan court action

ISTANBUL - Two anonymous Twitter accounts used to release secretly recorded conversations implicating family and associates of Turkey's prime minister and senior government officials in a corruption scandal appeared on Sunday to have been blocked.

Turkey, Twitter 11:45am EDT

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