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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video

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Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

MAIDUGURI Nigeria - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.

Africa 9:03am EDT

UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence

EDINBURGH/LONDON - A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.

9:46am EDT

Saudi Arabia says it arrests 88 for preparing 'terrorist' raids

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia 9:54am EDT

Attack on Egypt security convoy kills 11 in Sinai: security sources

CAIRO - An attack on a convoy killed 11 members of the Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.

Egypt 6:42am EDT

Thai junta blocks rights meeting in Bangkok

BANGKOK - Thailand's ruling junta ordered that a rights talk at a journalists' club in Bangkok be shut down on Tuesday, further stoking concerns over freedom of expression in the country since a military power grab in May.

Thailand 7:32am EDT

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