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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.

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Houthis suffer first serious setback in south Yemen fighting: residents

ADEN/CAIRO - Local Sunni Muslim militia ejected Shi'ite Houthi rebels from much of the southern Yemeni city of Dalea on Monday, residents and combatants said, inflicting the first significant setback on the Iranian-backed rebels in two months of civil war. | Video

Yemen 11:23am EDT

Taliban truck bomb hits government offices in southern Afghanistan, wounds dozens

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A Taliban suicide bomber in a truck loaded with explosives struck a provincial government neighborhood in Zabul in southern Afghanistan on Monday, wounding nearly 70 people, officials said. | Video

Afghanistan 10:39am EDT

Congo soldiers clash with Rwandan rebels in transit camp

KINSHASA - Congolese soldiers clashed with Rwandan Hutu rebels being held in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, wounding at least six, as an agreement to move the rebels from one transit camp to another fell apart.

Congo, Africa 10:54am EDT

Opposition breaks off Burundi peace talks over killing of opposition leader

BUJUMBURA - Burundi's opposition boycotted peace talks with the government on Monday in protest at the killing of an opposition leader, despite U.N.-led calls for dialogue to end a month of protests and violence in the east African country.

Africa 10:29am EDT

Tunisian soldier shot dead after killing seven in army base shooting spree

TUNIS - A Tunisian soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital on Monday, killing seven colleagues and wounding 10 others before being shot dead himself, according to the army which said the shooter had "family problems".

Tunisia 9:25am EDT

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