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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 hostilities and resume peace talks but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City. | Video

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Canada's intelligence head says returning Islamist militants pose threat

TORONTO - Canadians who go abroad to join militant groups such as Islamic State pose a threat on their return home and could use their foreign contacts to set up networks in Canada, the country's intelligence director said on Saturday.

10:48am EDT

Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned.

Libya, 10:27am EDT

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976: Focus magazine

BERLIN - Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies.

Germany, Turkey 3:23pm EDT

Yemen government offers to resign to end Houthi protests: source

SANAA - Yemen's government offered on Saturday to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies, in an attempt to end protests by the Shi'ite Houthi movement, a government source told Reuters.

Yemen 11:08am 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

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