BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier. | Video
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YANGON - Myanmar's navy has found a boat carrying more than 200 migrants, a government spokesman said on Friday, amid mounting international pressure to tackle a "boat people" crisis that has seen hundreds of migrants land in Indonesia and Malaysia over the past month.
BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday a general election will take place in the Southeast Asian country in April or May 2016 - but could be delayed by three months if a referendum takes place.
RIGA - British Prime Minister David Cameron predicted "ups and downs" on Friday in European Union reform negotiations but said he was determined to give Britons a proper choice on a reformed EU in a referendum he has promised before the end of 2017.
ISTANBUL - Support for the ruling AK Party has dropped to 40.5 percent ahead of the June 7 parliamentary election, according to a Konda poll released to business clients, compared with 49.8 percent of the vote in the previous general elections.
DOHA - A cross border rocket attack launched from inside Yemen killed one Saudi citizen and wounded two others on Thursday in the southern province of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia's state news agency (SPA) reported.